FedEx Small Business Survey Contact: Howard Clabo FedEx Spokesperson T: 901-434-7786 c: 901-508-2081 firstname.lastname@example.org Methodology National telephone omnibus survey of 1,000 Americans 18 years and older* Survey conducted October 17-20, 2003
Contact: Howard Clabo
* Telephone interviews and data collection conducted by Opinion Research Corporation International
Q: Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business?
Q: If money or other resources weren’t an issue, would you consider leaving your current job to start your own business?
**Business Owners were not asked this question.
Q: People often give the following reasons for wanting to start their business. Which ONE appeals MOST to YOU?
6 point discrepancy indicates that Business Owners know first-hand that getting products to customers on time is critical, yet challenging, for a new business.
Q: People often say the following are the biggest hurdles to getting a business off the ground. Which ONE do YOU think would be the MOST DIFFICULT to do?
*Only Business Owners were asked this question.
Q: As a business owner, what do you consider to be the BIGGEST FACTORS OF SUCCESS for small business owners?