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ID Profit (Percentage) Profit (Absolute) Do you run your own business? What industry is your business in? How long have you been running your business (# Is your business your primary source of income? How many hours per week do you work on your business? How many employees do you currently have? Personal savings Friends/family contributions Venture capital Crowdfunding Loans I did not incur any costs Other How much did it cost to launch your business ($ USD)? What is the estimated annual cost of running your business ($ USD)? What was your 1st year revenue ($ USD)? What is your current estimated annual revenue ($ USD)? What is your current growth rate (% YoY)? Would you say the barrier of entry is high in your industry?
771 No
770 No
769 No
768 No
767 No
766 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings Yes
765 No
764 Yes Yes (full-time) 20 Personal savings Yes
763 Yes Yes (full-time) 70 Personal savings Yes
762 Yes Yes (full-time) 120 Friends/family contributions No
761 Yes Yes (full-time) 80 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Yes
760 No
759 No
758 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Venture capital Yes
757 Yes Yes (full-time) 35 Personal savings No
756 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Loans Yes
755 Yes Yes (full-time) 80 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Yes
754 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Yes
753 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings No
752 Yes Yes (full-time) 70 Crowdfunding Loans Yes
751 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings No
750 No
749 Yes Yes (full-time) 80 Personal savings Loans No
748 No
747 Yes Yes (full-time) 120 Friends/family contributions Yes
746 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Yes
745 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings No
744 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Yes
743 No
742 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 40 Personal savings No
741 No
740 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 30 Personal savings Loans No
739 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings No
738 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 25 Personal savings No
737 No
736 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings No
735 No
734 No
733 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 12 Personal savings I did not incur any costs Yes
732 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions No
731 No
730 No
729 No
728 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings No
727 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions No
726 Yes Yes (full-time) 30 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Crowdfunding Loans No
725 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 15 Personal savings No
724 No
723 No
722 No
721 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Friends/family contributions No
720 No
719 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans Yes
718 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 15 Personal savings Loans Yes
717 Yes Yes (full-time) 90 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Venture capital Loans No
716 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Crowdfunding Loans Angel Investors Yes
715 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Yes
714 Yes Yes (full-time) 65 Personal savings Loans Yes
713 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Yes
712 Yes Yes (full-time) 65 Personal savings No
711 Yes Yes (full-time) 70 Personal savings Yes
710 No
709 No
708 No
707 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Yes
706 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 40 Personal savings Friends/family contributions No
705 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans No
704 Yes Yes (full-time) 35 Personal savings Yes
703 No
702 Yes Yes (full-time) 70 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Venture capital Loans Yes
701 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings No
700 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 30 I did not incur any costs No
699 No
698 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 5 Personal savings No
697 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Yes
696 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Yes
695 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings No
694 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 3 Personal savings Yes
693 No
692 No
691 No
690 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings No
689 No
688 No
687 No
686 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings No
685 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Friends/family contributions Crowdfunding Yes
684 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 We did not put any money into the business Yes
683 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Yes
682 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Yes
681 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 25 Personal savings No
680 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Yes
679 No
678 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans Yes
677 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 80 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Crowdfunding Loans No
676 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Yes
675 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions No
674 No
673 No
672 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings No
671 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Crowdfunding Loans No
670 No
669 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 25 Personal savings No
668 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Loans Yes
667 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 30 Personal savings Yes
666 No
665 Yes Yes (full-time) 45 Personal savings Yes
664 No
663 No
662 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans private equity Yes
661 Yes Yes (full-time) 65 Personal savings Venture capital Yes
660 No
659 Yes Yes (full-time) 100 S Yes
658 Yes Yes (full-time) 100 Revenue from the company. People prepaid for our product months in advance. Yes
657 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 1 I did not incur any costs No
656 No
655 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Venture capital Loans Yes
654 No
653 Yes Yes (full-time) 55 Personal savings No
652 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Yes
651 Yes Yes (full-time) 70 Personal savings Yes
650 Yes Yes (full-time) 70 Personal savings No
649 No
648 Yes Yes (full-time) 65 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans Yes
647 No
646 No
645 No
644 No
643 No
642 No
641 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Yes
640 Yes Yes (full-time) 90 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Venture capital Crowdfunding Loans No
639 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Yes
638 No
637 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Started as a web agency, so customers from that No
636 Yes Yes (full-time) 45 Loans No
635 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 6 Personal savings No
634 No
633 No
632 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 15 Personal savings Yes
631 No
630 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 30 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans Proceeds from other business units No
629 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Loans Yes
628 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Loans Yes
627 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings No
626 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 I did not incur any costs Yes
625 No
624 No
623 No
622 No
621 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Yes
620 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 No funding No
619 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings No
618 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans No
617 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 20 Personal savings No
616 Yes Yes (full-time) 30 Bootstrapped and reinvesting profits. I started with an $80 order of silicone cases and metal screw-in punk studs from Amazon No
615 No
614 No
613 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Crowdfunding Pitch competitions and accelerators Yes
612 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Yes
611 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 40 Personal savings No
610 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans Yes
609 Yes Yes (full-time) 63 Friends/family contributions Yes
608 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 20 I did not incur any costs No
607 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 60 Personal savings No
606 Yes Yes (full-time) 100 Personal savings Yes
605 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 5 Personal savings Crowdfunding No
604 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Funded via ongoing contracts. Yes
603 No
602 Yes Yes (full-time) 70 Personal savings Yes
601 No
600 Yes Yes (full-time) 80 Personal savings Loans No
599 Yes Yes (full-time) 55 Personal savings Yes
598 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 2 Personal savings No
597 Yes Yes (full-time) 80 Personal savings No
596 No
595 Yes Yes (full-time) 80 Personal savings Yes
594 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings I did not incur any costs No
593 Yes Yes (full-time) 80 Personal savings No
592 Yes Yes (full-time) 80 Personal savings Venture capital Yes
591 No
590 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Yes
589 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings No
588 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Loans Yes
587 Yes Yes (full-time) 70 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans Yes
586 No
585 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 50 Personal savings No
584 Yes Yes (full-time) 55 Personal savings No
583 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings No
582 No
581 Yes Yes (full-time) 20 Venture capital Yes
580 Yes Yes (full-time) 34 Personal savings Loans No
579 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Yes
578 Yes Yes (full-time) 70 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans Yes
577 Yes Yes (full-time) 70 Personal savings Venture capital No
576 Yes Yes (full-time) 55 moonlighting in ERs Yes
575 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Bootstrapped No
574 No
573 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Crowdfunding Yes
572 No
571 No
570 Yes Yes (full-time) 72 Personal savings Yes
569 Yes Yes (full-time) 80 Angel Investor Yes
568 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings No
567 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 40 Personal savings No
566 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Venture capital Yes
565 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Yes
564 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings No
563 Yes Yes (full-time) 70 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Yes
562 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Crowdfunding Yes
561 No
560 No
559 No
558 No
557 Yes Yes (full-time) 80 Personal savings and maxed out credit cards Yes
556 No
555 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 10 Personal savings No
554 Yes Yes (full-time) 70 Personal savings Loans Yes
553 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Loans Credit Cards No
552 Yes Yes (full-time) 45 Loans Yes
551 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 30 Personal savings No
550 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Crowdfunding Loans Yes
549 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Hustle (bootstrapped) No
548 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 25 Friends/family contributions Yes
547 No
546 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 30 Personal savings No
545 Yes Yes (full-time) 80 Friends/family contributions Yes
544 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 15 Personal savings No
543 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings Loans Yes
542 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 20 Personal savings Loans No
541 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Yes
540 Yes Yes (full-time) 100 Personal savings Venture capital Yes
539 Yes Yes (full-time) 75 Personal savings Friends/family contributions 1st 50K Winner - Codefi, angels No
538 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Venture capital Crowdfunding Loans Yes
537 Yes Yes (full-time) 80 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans Yes
536 No
535 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 15 Personal savings No
534 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 20 Personal savings No
533 No
532 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Loans No
531 No
530 No
529 No
528 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings No
527 No
526 No
525 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 9 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Crowdfunding No
524 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Revenue No
523 No
522 No
521 No
520 No
519 No
518 No
517 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Loans No
516 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Venture capital Yes
515 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings
514 Yes Yes (full-time) 65 Friends/family contributions Yes
513 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions No
512 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings No
511 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Yes
510 No
509 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Venture capital Loans Yes
508 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 I did not incur any costs Yes
507 No
506 No
505 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Crowdfunding No
504 Yes Yes (full-time) 30 Personal savings Yes
503 Yes Yes (full-time) 30 Personal savings No
502 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Loans No
501 No
500 No
499 No
498 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings Loans No
497 Yes Yes (full-time) 95 Personal savings Yes
496 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Yes
495 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings No
494 Yes Yes (full-time) 70 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans Yes
493 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 60 Personal savings Yes
492 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 I did not incur any costs No
491 Yes Yes (full-time) 45 Personal savings Zero funding No
490 Yes Yes (full-time) 168 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans No
489 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 20 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Crowdfunding Loans Yes
488 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Loans Yes
487 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 30 Personal savings No
486 No
485 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 10 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Yes
484 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings No
483 No
482 No
481 No
480 No
479 No
478 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 30 Personal savings No
477 No
476 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans Yes
475 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans Yes
474 Yes Yes (full-time) 55 family handed down No
473 Yes Yes (full-time) 30 Loans No
472 Yes Yes (full-time) 80 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Crowdfunding Loans No
471 No
470 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Loans Yes
469 Yes Yes (full-time) 48 Personal savings Friends/family contributions No
468 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans No
467 Yes Yes (full-time) 65 Personal savings Loans Yes
466 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings No
465 Yes Yes (full-time) 20 Sold before I built Yes
464 Yes Yes (full-time) 45 None Yes
463 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 20 Bootstrapped No
462 Yes Yes (full-time) 15 Personal savings Yes
461 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Yes
460 Yes Yes (full-time) 70 Personal savings Loans Yes
459 No
458 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Venture capital Yes
457 No
456 No
455 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Venture capital Loans Yes
454 No
453 No
452 No
451 No
450 No
449 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Bootstrapped No
448 No
447 No
446 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Yes
445 No
444 Yes Yes (full-time) 45 Personal savings No
443 Yes Yes (full-time) 55 Personal savings Yes
442 No
441 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings No
440 No
439 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings No
438 No
437 No
436 Yes Yes (full-time) 30 Personal savings No
435 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 7 Personal savings No
434 No
433 Yes Yes (full-time) 70 Personal savings Yes
432 No
431 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 10 Personal savings No
430 No
429 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings No
428 Yes Yes (full-time) 45 Loans Yes
427 Yes Yes (full-time) 120 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Grants and donors
426 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings No
425 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 I did not incur any costs Yes
424 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Loans No
423 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings Loans No
422 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Yes
421 Yes Yes (full-time) 65 Personal savings Friends/family contributions No
420 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Venture capital Loans Yes
419 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 I did not incur any costs Yes
418 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Self sustaining Yes
417 No
416 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Loans No
415 No
414 No
413 No
412 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings Yes
411 Yes Yes (full-time) 30 Personal savings No
410 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 I did not incur any costs Yes
409 Yes Yes (full-time) 15 Personal savings I did not incur any costs No
408 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 4 Currently negotiating deals with investors after 2 years of running non-for-profit. No
407 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans Yes
406 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Yes
405 Yes Yes (full-time) 65 Personal savings Friends/family contributions No
404 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 5 Personal savings Loans No
403 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Yes
402 Yes Yes (full-time) 80 Personal savings Friends/family contributions No
401 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings No
400 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 302 Personal savings No
399 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans Yes
398 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 20 I did not incur any costs Yes
397 No
396 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Yes
395 No
394 No
393 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 25 Personal savings Yes
392 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Yes
391 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans No
390 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 16 The same group that owns this company owns another company that is funding this one. No
389 No
388 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 20 Personal savings Yes
387 Yes Yes (full-time) 70 Venture capital No
386 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings No
385 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Venture capital Loans Yes
384 Yes Yes (full-time) 100 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Venture capital Crowdfunding Loans Yes
383 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Yes
382 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 20 Personal savings Yes
381 Yes Yes (full-time) 55 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans Yes
380 Yes Yes (full-time) 70 Personal savings No
379 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings No
378 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings No
377 No
376 No
375 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Friends/family contributions Loans Created our own security debt vehicle and have raised a few rounds of funding (pre series A) Yes
374 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Pitch competitions, grants & sales! Yes
373 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings No
372 No
371 No
370 Yes Yes (full-time) 80 Personal savings Friends/family contributions No
369 Yes Yes (full-time) 30 Personal savings No
368 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 40 Personal savings No
367 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings Loans No
366 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Venture capital Crowdfunding Loans Pitch competitions and grants No
365 No
364 Yes Yes (full-time) 100 Venture capital No
363 Yes Yes (full-time) 70 Personal savings Friends/family contributions No
362 Yes Yes (full-time) 56 Personal savings Yes
361 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 15 Bootstrap! Yes
360 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings Venture capital
359 Yes Yes (full-time) 70 Personal savings No
358 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions No
357 Yes Yes (full-time) 100 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Venture capital Crowdfunding Loans Grants Yes
356 Yes Yes (full-time) 80 Personal savings Loans Yes
355 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 £100 Google Ad voucher ($120) Yes
354 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Loans Yes
353 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Loans No
352 Yes Yes (full-time) 30 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Yes
351 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Yes
350 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 10 I did not incur any costs Yes
349 Yes Yes (full-time) 10 Personal savings Home equity Yes
348 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 None No
347 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 I did not incur any costs Yes
346 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Friends/family contributions No
345 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Friends/family contributions Loans No
344 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 I did not incur any costs No
343 Yes Yes (full-time) 75 Personal savings Loans No
342 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 25 Personal savings No
341 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings No
340 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings No
339 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 40 Personal savings Yes
338 No
337 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 18 Personal savings Yes
336 No
335 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 10 Personal savings Loans Yes
334 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 25 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Yes
333 Yes Yes (full-time) 70 Personal savings Yes
332 Yes Yes (full-time) 55 Personal savings Yes
331 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Business revenue Yes
330 Yes Yes (full-time) 45 Personal savings No
329 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 20 Personal savings Launched in June, Raising Venture Capital Yes
328 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 8 Loans Yes
327 No
326 Yes Yes (full-time) 55 Personal savings Yes
325 No
324 Yes Yes (full-time) 85 Personal savings Loans Yes
323 Yes Yes (full-time) 35 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans Yes
322 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Crowdfunding Loans Yes
321 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings No
320 Yes Yes (full-time) 28 Personal savings No
319 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 30 Personal savings No
318 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 I did not incur any costs No
317 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Friends/family contributions No
316 No
315 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Yes
314 No
313 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Venture capital Loans Yes
312 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 20 Personal savings No
311 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Loans No
310 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 10 Personal savings Yes
309 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans Yes
308 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Yes
307 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans Yes
306 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans Yes
305 Yes Yes (full-time) 65 Personal savings Yes
304 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 I did not incur any costs Yes
303 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 12 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans Grant No
302 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Loans Yes
301 Yes Yes (full-time) 36 Personal savings Loans Yes
300 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings No
299 Yes Yes (full-time) 30 I did not incur any costs No
298 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans Yes
297 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings Yes
296 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings No
295 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings No
294 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Yes
293 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Loans Yes
292 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 20 Personal savings I did not incur any costs No
291 No
290 Yes Yes (full-time) 55 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans Yes
289 Yes Yes (full-time) 30 Personal savings No
288 No
287 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings No
286 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Loans Yes
285 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 10 Personal savings No
284 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 20 Friends/family contributions Crowdfunding Loans Yes
283 Yes Yes (full-time) 20 Personal savings No
282 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 20 Personal savings No
281 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 20 Personal savings Loans No
280 No
279 Yes Yes (full-time) 45 Personal savings Loans No
278 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 25 Business Competition Prize Money No
277 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 10 Personal savings Yes
276 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings Yes
275 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Yes
274 No
273 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Government unemployment fund No
272 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Loans supporting business Yes
271 Yes Yes (full-time) 80 Personal savings No
270 Yes Yes (full-time) 65 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans Yes
269 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 5 Personal savings No
268 Yes Yes (full-time) 100 Friends/family contributions Venture capital Crowdfunding No
267 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings No
266 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings I did not incur any costs No
265 Yes Yes (full-time) 54 Personal savings No
264 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings No
263 No
262 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings No
261 Yes Yes (full-time) 67 Personal savings No
260 Yes Yes (full-time) 10 Personal savings Friends/family contributions No
259 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Loans Yes
258 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 15 Friends/family contributions Yes
257 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings No
256 Yes Yes (full-time) 70 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Yes
255 No
254 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings No
253 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 20 Personal savings Yes
252 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Worked other jobs to fund the business and help it grow No
251 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 10 I did not incur any costs Yes
250 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 8 Personal savings No
249 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings No
248 Yes Yes (full-time) 100 Personal savings Yes
247 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings Loans No
246 Yes Yes (full-time) 25 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans No
245 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 20 None No
244 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Loans No
243 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 10 Personal savings Reinvesting revenue & inheritance No
242 Yes Yes (full-time) 35 Personal savings No
241 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 20 No money upfront - just put money from jobs back into the biz No
240 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 20 Personal savings No
239 Yes Yes (full-time) 75 Friends/family contributions Yes
238 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Yes
237 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Loans Yes
236 Yes Yes (full-time) 70 Friends/family contributions Loans Yes
235 No
234 No
233 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 20 Personal savings No
232 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 70 Personal savings Yes
231 Yes Yes (full-time) 80 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Crowdfunding Grants Yes
230 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings credit card Yes
229 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans Yes
228 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Yes
227 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Loans Yes
226 Yes Yes (full-time) 70 Personal savings Loans Yes
225 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 30 Personal savings Day job helps to fund it Yes
224 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 2 Personal savings No
223 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Loans Yes
222 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 15 Personal savings No
221 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Yes
220 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Yes
219 Yes Yes (full-time) 65 Loans Yes
218 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Venture capital No
217 Yes Yes (full-time) 10 Personal savings No
216 Yes Yes (full-time) 75 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans No
215 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 15 Personal savings No
214 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 30 Personal savings No
213 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 25 Personal savings No
212 No
211 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 3 Personal savings No
210 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 20 Personal savings No
209 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 36 Personal savings Yes
208 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 15 Personal savings No
207 Yes Yes (full-time) 80 Personal savings Venture capital No
206 Yes Yes (full-time) 80 Personal savings No
205 No
204 Yes Yes (full-time) 80 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Yes
203 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans No
202 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 20 Personal savings No
201 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 I did not incur any costs No
200 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans No
199 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 10 Crowdfunding No
198 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Venture capital Loans Yes
197 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings Friends/family contributions No
196 Yes Yes (full-time) 35 Personal savings No
195 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 12 Crowdfunding No
194 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 25 Personal savings Yes
193 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings No
192 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 10 Friends/family contributions Yes
191 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 30 Personal savings No
190 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 5 Personal savings I did not incur any costs No
189 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 40 Personal savings No
188 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 20 Personal savings Yes
187 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 15 Personal savings Yes
186 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Friends/family contributions Loans No
185 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Credit cards after wasting MONTHS trying to get info from the SBDC about small biz loans (gave up on them because they weren't being frank ... in hindsite they should have just told me I didn't have a fundable business so I could have gotten on with putting equipment on credit cards) No
184 Yes Yes (full-time) 70 Personal savings No
183 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Loans Yes
182 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 15 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Venture capital Yes
181 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 60 Personal savings Yes
180 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Yes
179 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 15 Loans No
178 Yes Yes (full-time) 55 Personal savings Friends/family contributions No
177 Yes Yes (full-time) 10 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans No
176 Yes Yes (full-time) 80 Venture capital No
175 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Loans No
174 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings Yes
173 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 30 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Yes
172 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 5 Personal savings Crowdfunding Yes
171 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Yes
170 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 30 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Yes
169 Yes Yes (full-time) 110 Personal savings Yes
168 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings Loans Yes
167 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Crowdfunding No
166 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 10 Personal savings Yes
165 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 10 Personal savings Friends/family contributions No
164 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 7 Personal savings No
163 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 25 Personal savings Friends/family contributions No
162 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans Yes
161 Yes Yes (full-time) 20 Personal savings Yes
160 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 8 Personal savings Yes
159 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Yes
158 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions No
157 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings Loans No
156 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans No
155 Yes Yes (full-time) 45 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans Yes
154 Yes Yes (full-time) 45 Personal savings No
153 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Venture capital Loans Yes
152 Yes Yes (full-time) 20 Personal savings No
151 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 14 Personal savings No
150 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 36 Personal savings No
149 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 3 Personal savings Loans Yes
148 Yes Yes (full-time) 80 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Yes
147 Yes Yes (full-time) 70 Partners brought on investors, I was given sweat equity Yes
146 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Friends/family contributions I did not incur any costs No
145 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 I did not incur any costs No
144 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Bootstrapped No
143 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings No
142 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 15 Grass roots effort. The money I made has gone back into the business. No
141 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Crowdfunding Loans Credit Cards No
140 Yes Yes (full-time) 20 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Yes
139 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Yes
138 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings No
137 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings No
136 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Loans Yes
135 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Yes
134 Yes Yes (full-time) 62 Personal savings Yes
133 Yes Yes (full-time) 25 Personal savings Loans Yes
132 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 30 Personal savings No
131 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Yes
130 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Crowdfunding Loans Yes
129 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 I did not incur any costs No
128 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 20 I did not incur any costs No
127 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 32 Personal savings Venture capital Yes
126 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings No
125 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Venture capital Yes
124 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Friends/family contributions No
123 No
122 No
121 Yes Yes (full-time) 70 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans No
120 Yes Yes (full-time) 70 Personal savings No
119 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings No
118 No
117 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings No
116 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 10 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Yes
115 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 60 Friends/family contributions No
114 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings Crowdfunding Yes
113 No
112 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings pre-sales Yes
111 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 3 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans No
110 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Yes
109 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Yes
108 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 5 Personal savings Crowdfunding No
107 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Yes
106 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 15 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans No
105 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings No
104 No
103 No
102 Yes Yes (full-time) 55 Personal savings No
101 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 20 Personal savings Yes
100 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 12 Personal savings Yes
99 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 10 Personal savings No
98 Yes Yes (full-time) 75 Friends/family contributions Yes
97 Yes Yes (full-time) 29 Loans Yes
96 Yes Yes (full-time) 55 Personal savings Loans Yes
95 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings Credit Cards No
94 Yes Yes (full-time) 70 Personal savings Friends/family contributions No
93 No
92 Yes Yes (full-time) 30 Personal savings No
91 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 10 Personal savings No
90 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Yes
89 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Loans No
88 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Yes
87 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 10 Personal savings Yes
86 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 10 Personal savings No
85 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 10 Personal savings No
84 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings No
83 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings
82 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Yes
81 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 15 Personal savings Yes
80 Yes Yes (full-time) 25 Personal savings Venture capital Loans No
79 No
78 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings No
77 Yes Yes (full-time) 80 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Venture capital Loans Yes
76 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Friends/family contributions No
75 Yes Yes (full-time) 20 Personal savings Yes
74 Yes Yes (full-time) 55 Personal savings Loans Yes
73 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings No
72 Yes Yes (full-time) 55 Personal savings I did not incur any costs Yes
71 Yes Yes (full-time) 30 Personal savings No
70 Yes Yes (full-time) 38 Personal savings Crowdfunding No
69 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 20 Personal savings Friends/family contributions No
68 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings No
67 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 12 Personal savings Yes
66 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings No
65 Yes Yes (full-time) 90 Personal savings Yes
64 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 15 Personal savings No
63 Yes Yes (full-time) 80 Personal savings Yes
62 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 30 Personal savings No
61 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Partners No
60 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Loans Private investors Yes
59 Yes Yes (full-time) 15 Personal savings Loans Personal credit Yes
58 Yes Yes (full-time) 70 Revenue from day 1 No
57 Yes Yes (full-time) 35 Loans Yes
56 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 5 Friends/family contributions Crowdfunding Loans Yes
55 No
54 No
53 Yes Yes (full-time) 80 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Yes
52 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 10 Personal savings Yes
51 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Yes
50 Yes Yes (full-time) 55 Personal savings No
49 No
48 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 10 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans Yes
47 Yes Yes (full-time) 25 Personal savings No
46 Yes Yes (full-time) 80 Personal savings Loans No
45 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 50 Personal savings Loans Yes
44 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 40 Personal savings Yes
43 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Loans No
42 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Company investment Yes
41 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Friends/family contributions Yes
40 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Loans No
39 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 40 I did not incur any costs Yes
38 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 20 Personal savings No
37 No
36 No
35 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 I did not incur any costs No
34 No
33 Yes Yes (full-time) 30 Personal savings Yes
32 No
31 No
30 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Venture capital Loans Yes
29 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 40 Loans No
28 No
27 Yes Yes (full-time) 20 Personal savings Yes
26 No
25 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings No
24 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 10 I did not incur any costs Yes
23 No
22 Yes Yes (full-time) 45 Personal savings Yes
21 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings I did not incur any costs No
20 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Yes
19 Yes Yes (full-time) 45 Venture capital Yes
18 No
17 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings Loans Yes
16 Yes Yes (full-time) 168 Entirely bootstrapped. No
15 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Angel investors Yes
14 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Friends/family contributions Crowdfunding No
13 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings No
12 Yes Yes (full-time) 36 Personal savings Yes
11 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings Other company ownership buyout No
10 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 4 Personal savings No
9 Yes No (part-time / side-hustle) 8 Friends/family contributions No
8 Yes Yes (full-time) 50 Personal savings No
7 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings No
6 Yes Yes (full-time) 40 Personal savings No
5 No
4 No
3 Yes Yes (full-time) 60 Personal savings No
2 No
1 No
ID Profit (Percentage) Profit (Absolute) Do you run your own business? What industry is your business in? How long have you been running your business (# Is your business your primary source of income? How many hours per week do you work on your business? How many employees do you currently have? Personal savings Friends/family contributions Venture capital Crowdfunding Loans I did not incur any costs Other How much did it cost to launch your business ($ USD)? What is the estimated annual cost of running your business ($ USD)? What was your 1st year revenue ($ USD)? What is your current estimated annual revenue ($ USD)? What is your current growth rate (% YoY)? Would you say the barrier of entry is high in your industry?

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