We asked our readers what their concerns are as small business owners and we’ve gathered some good data to share.
You see it happen everyday—a new flower shop on your block; a trendy coffee bar on the way to work; a fancy clothing boutique downtown. Small businesses pop up all the time, often in places we can see them and more often in places we can’t. If you’ve dreamed of running your own show, you may have wondered about these precious undertakings. How did the owner(s) finance the company, figure out all the legal mumbo-jumbo, and market the brand? How did they know where to start? Don’t worry—you’re not alone. In fact, we surveyed a bunch of small business owners about these very issues and came up with some interesting data—numbers and insights that will help you and your friends feel less alone, and guide your company (or idea) in the right direction.