It’s very likely, but mainly because of the terrible effects of pendejismo.
For example, let’s take Jack Goodsy’s answer to this very question. He (who is not alone in his line of thought) states that “The neo-liberal narrative and imaginary tells you that coming out of poverty is as easy as applying will, perseverance and desire”.
Nobody, who deigns to have really worked to earn a living as an entrepreneur is going to say that it is easy. No one, ever, that would be stupid, wrong and delusional.
“Getting out of poverty” as it is called in my country also depends on many circumstances.
First the personal concept of the internalized feeling of what it is to be poor.
The google concept of poor is:
“【persona】 That you don’t have what it takes to live or that you have a shortage.”
If you work for a boss, but have to eat, like transportation, clothing, health services and debt capacity with the possibility of paying off the debt. Will a person be this poor?
One may not have as much as others, but if one has what it takes to be able to live with dignity, then, gentlemen. We are not poor! We are not rich, and we may be better off, but we are not in short supply either.
Unless you live in Venezuela, I would not consider anyone poor who can read this answer in Quora, first because they have the luxury of being able to read this answer on a device, their own or borrowed, they have the knowledge to be able to read and understand the concepts that are poured into this space and they have the time to do so. If you are poor, the last thing you have in your head is an opinion about anyone on superfluous subjects about whether one can remain poor or not if one is born that way.
There is something important to understand about the business world: There is definitely no one who wants to do the same as others in a closed market.
I mention this because of the fallacy that Mr. Jack Goodsy comments. If you want to make a company, and you want to have any kind of success, you study the market, you look at the opportunities, there you realize if you should be an innovator, a follower or a complement. This is how it works:
Innovator: You start a company that solves a problem that has existed for a long time, but there are still no cheap and feasible solutions that solve that need, for example, if today a new bank branch is opened, people still do not have a lunch service to take them to the door of the bank at noon, you can offer them a menu with , cook a certain number of lunches and sell it at affordable prices. You won’t become a millionaire, but you will certainly get a percentage of the market, probably enough to pay for your little things.
Follower: You realize that there is already a lunch service in a branch near your house, however, you realize that this service does not offer much variety of meals, and additionally you do not have access to see the menu online, you open a portal in facebook totally free, you invest 15 minutes every day to update the menu and you receive orders by the same means, plus feedback of the meals that your client likes the most.
Complementary: One realizes that there is a lunch service and that it also serves well, with quality and has an online menu facebook service, however, one realizes that the lunch service does not have a “Gustitos” service like quality sweet bread for the 3 o’clock coffee, so one founds a company that “Complements” the existing lunch services.
Ok as we see, it is not that it is easy, it is not that with effort dedication and desire one is going to succeed.
Additionally one must be very creative, and for that, one needs to leave behind “pendejismo”.
It is possible, I don’t say it, I know many people who have achieved it, people I know who were employees of a company, and they manage to found companies with several branches, I also know people who try and fail, there is everything in this life.
But if you don’t try, you get 100% of nothing.