Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Poll: What’s the worst part of starting or running a business? What’s the best part?

At the Idea+Space Beta Launch we asked everyone who came "What’s the worst part of starting or running a business? What’s the best part?" The results were pretty interesting. Here are the answers.

  • Being your own boss
  • Filling a need
  • Helping people
  • Using all my skills
  • Creating your future
  • Being passionate about my endeavor
  • Building a team and making lifelong friendships & partnerships
  • Thrilled customers
  • Working for yourself
  • Changing people’s lives
  • Being able to circulate your ideas
  • The feeling of self-accomplishment, the satisfaction of success
  • No boss!
  • Working on your own terms
  • Controlling the types of projects
  • Enjoying the payoff from my efforts!
  • A job that fits me!
  • Being creative
  • Needing to draw boundaries and time for you
  • Not knowing where to start
  • Investing more $ than you should
  • Figuring stuff out on your own (or thinking you have to)
  • Feeling isolated
  • No networking
  • Fear
  • Developing a scalable idea
  • Bookkeeping & taxes
  • Feeling alone
  • Knowing it’s going to be a long process
  • Networking as an introvert
  • Lots of responsibility and upkeep
  • Liabilities
  • Financial risk
  • Making payroll
  • Sometimes it’s lonely
  • Long hours
  • Having to do everything 
  • Finding a board for nonprofits
  • Needing to change the plan
  • Licenses & getting the paperwork right
We'll be using this data to plan more programs and recruit mentors. What else would you add?

1 comment:

  1. I am an American man, and I have decided to boycott American women. In a nutshell, American women are the most likely to cheat on you, to divorce you, to get fat, to steal half of your money in the divorce courts, don’t know how to cook or clean, don’t want to have children, etc. Therefore, what intelligent man would want to get involved with American women?

    American women are generally immature, selfish, extremely arrogant and self-centered, mentally unstable, irresponsible, and highly unchaste. The behavior of most American women is utterly disgusting, to say the least.

    This blog is my attempt to explain why I feel American women are inferior to foreign women (non-American women), and why American men should boycott American women, and date/marry only foreign (non-American) women.