Division of Small Business

Biggest hopes and fears of would-be small business owners

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Payroll processing firm Paychex asked more than 1,000 would-be small business owners to name their biggest hopes and fears in starting a business.

Most common hopes:
• More independence
• Love owning a business
• Make a lot of money

Most common fears:
• Business will fail
• Business will not make much money
• Business will go bankrupt

Some of the other answers might surprise you. Click here to read the full report.

Do you have hopes and fears about your new business? Click here to contact our regional business managers to see how they can work with you on both fronts.

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