“Personal achievement” or “fulfilling a lifelong dream” easily outranks “financial stability” as the driver of business owners’ success, a joint survey revealed. In connection with Dell’s The Power To Do More campaign celebrating the humble beginnings of great businesses, the two companies polled more than 3,000 members of Manta’s online small business community last month.
The poll, which asked entrepreneurs about motivations, milestones, and memories around starting their businesses, found that just about half were at their last job when they decided to start their own business. More than 1 in 6 were at their own kitchen table when inspiration struck.
What business owners consider their key milestones reveals more what drives them: Winning their first repeat customer was the biggest for 36 percent of owners; marking their firstRead More »from Happy: Most Small Business Owners Would Do It Again