The seven scariest things to an entrepreneur

By Editor October 30, 2015

As Halloween approaches, small business and start up owners have named the seven things that scare them the most in the October 2015 SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard optimism survey.

While 70 percent said they are optimistic about the small business economy, they ranked the following as the most frightening:

  1. An increase in taxes on their earnings
  2. Government regulations
  3. Recession
  4. Employees leaving
  5. Stock market crash
  6. Their competitors
  7. Finding someone to take over the business when they retire

Small business owners and entrepreneurs want to control their own destiny, so it makes sense that they would be most worried about forces outside of their control. Still, they tend to be very positive, optimistic thinkers. They’re able to embrace the challenges.

An infographic with the full results of the Scorecard survey is available below or on the SurePayroll blog.