Making it in America: Foreign-Born Entrepreneurs [INFOGRAPHIC]

Since its foundation, the U.S. has been a country of immigrants, offering many who leave their home countries the opportunity to realize their dreams on their own terms. It takes guts, tenacity, and determination to leave behind your home and a familiar way of life to pursue something new and potentially risky -- but it's no coincidence that those are also the characteristics of a great business owner.

Below, we take a look at the current landscape of foreign-born business owners in America and the growing role they play in the economy. Click the image for a larger version.

Infographic by Column Five

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Tammy Lam is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.