• Most (59%) small business owners worked a full-time job while starting their own firm, according to recent research from Paychex
  • The reasons small business owners started their own firms range widely by industry, the survey found
  • For example, 53% of marketing and advertising small business owners started their own firm to have more flexible hours, whereas 53% of technology small business owners started their own firm to pursue a passion
  • This infographic goes into more detail as to how they got their start.

Some 44% of small business owners received funding from family, and 29% were self-funded: