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Top 3 reasons for starting a business, 1st place: What I want to do, 2nd place: How to work, 3rd place: Experience/qualifications | Founder’s Notebook own survey

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Top 3 reasons for starting a business, 1st place: What I want to do, 2nd place: How to work, 3rd place: Experience/qualifications | Founder’s Notebook own survey
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Founder’s Notebook, which supports entrepreneurs and business owners, conducted a unique survey of its members asking why they chose the option of starting a business, and received 237 responses (method: web form, real name responses). Ta.
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There are a certain number of people who want to start a business every year, and about 10,000 companies are registered every month. Why did you choose the option of starting a business?
Therefore, this time, the Founder’s Notebook, which supports entrepreneurs and business owners, conducted a questionnaire survey of entrepreneurs for 5 days from March 6th to March 10th, 2024, asking about the “reasons for starting a business” and the “good and bad points of starting a business.” We conducted an original survey regarding the following.
[Survey overview]
Purpose of the questionnaire: Survey on the actual situation regarding “reasons for starting a business”
Implementer: Founder’s Notebook (support project for entrepreneurs and managers) Target audience: 114,170 members
Method: Directed to the survey response form via email. Real name required Number of answers: 237
Implementation date: March 2024
The top three reasons for starting a business are “I want to achieve what I want to do,” “I want to change the way I work,” and “I want to make use of my experience and qualifications.”
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When we asked business owners, “What made you decide to start a business?”, the most common response (149 people) was “It’s something I want to do” (149 people).
Next, a large number of respondents said “I want a work style that suits me (89 people)” and “I want to make use of my experience and qualifications (58 people),” indicating that wanting a work style that cannot be achieved at the workplace is the reason for starting a business. It has become.
The results showed that only a small number of people answered “for unavoidable reasons.” In other words, many business owners start businesses to achieve what they want to do.
“The desire to be of help to someone” accounts for the majority. Business owners who answered “It’s something I want to do” started their own businesses for the following reasons.
▪I want to develop a business that will revitalize the local area. ▪I want to help people around the world through social welfare work. ▪I want to make many people smile by utilizing my specialty. What they have in common seems to be a desire to help others, such as “I want to energize Japan” and “I want to make many people smile.” In addition, there are also specific reasons for starting a business, such as “I want to balance work and private life by deciding my own working hours and place” and “I want to start a business to make use of my difficult qualifications such as Small and Medium Enterprise Consultant and Administrative Scrivener.” I could see it.
What do people who have started a business think are good about it? As a result of the survey, many entrepreneurs felt that they enjoyed being able to reflect their ideas in their work. They also seem to feel that they are supported by many people by utilizing the knowledge, experience, and connections they have cultivated in their work.
The good thing about being an entrepreneur is that you feel a great sense of accomplishment when you use your own power to help customers and society and receive words of gratitude. Although in the minority, some respondents said, “I don’t have to worry about interpersonal relationships at work.”
What do people who have started a business think are having trouble? When you start a business, you have to do everything from “funding”, “business planning”, “market expansion”, and “hiring human resources”. Because you have to perform a wide range of tasks, you may find yourself acutely aware of your lack of knowledge.
Specifically, the following responses were received:
▪Difficulty attracting customers because you don’t know how to make your company’s services known
▪I don’t have any accounting experience so I’m worried about accounting. ▪I am pressed for time because I have to perform various tasks. The freedom and self-actualization of starting a business is attractive, but it is not uncommon to hit a wall as you have to perform a wide range of tasks such as fundraising, accounting, and recruiting. If you are aiming to start a business, I would like you to overcome the hurdles of starting a business by making advance preparations and utilizing your network.
▼Details about this independent survey are available on the following page. https://sogyotecho.jp/kigyou-reason-questionnaire/
As you can see from the survey results above, “preparation” and “knowledge” are important when starting a business. If you are thinking of starting a business, please take advantage of the free “Startup Notebook” which contains useful information when starting a business.
In addition, the Business Startup Notebook cooperates with the Cabinet Office’s Entrepreneur Survey and has been featured on the Prime Minister’s Office website and in newspapers, and has been praised for its coverage of entrepreneurs and its reliability. We hope that this survey will be a positive help in letting entrepreneurs’ voices be heard.
【Company Profile】
Company name: Sosei Techo Co., Ltd.
Address: 6th floor, Shimomura Building 1, 3-3-10 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Representative: Representative Director Yukiyo Okubo
[Inquiries from the press regarding this matter]
Founding Notebook Co., Ltd. Public Relations: Iwata
Email address: editor@sogyotecho.jp
[For media and reporters]
Regarding trends in business start-ups, the Founder’s Notebook actively provides information related to business start-ups to the mass media and government offices from the standpoint of supporting and enlightening business start-ups, and its data and comments have been featured in the Cabinet Office and newspapers. We also introduce houses.
Start-ups are a trend that is attracting more and more attention, as the entrepreneurs and themes involved are often unique. Among the entrepreneurs who registered their startup notebooks immediately after establishing their companies, many have since gone on to engage in socially unique initiatives, appear in the media, raise large-scale funding, and go public. Founder’s Notebook is a growth point for Japan and has the largest number of hot founders and entrepreneurs in Japan. We provide information and case studies related to starting a business and entrepreneurs along with articles and programs. Please feel free to contact us.
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