What Do You Do for the Non-Monetary Rewards?

In a study of 250,000 small business owners, Wave Accounting asked entrepreneurs what the non-monetary rewards for starting their own businesses were. They answered:

But these new entrepreneurs are well aware of the trade-offs: variable income, long hours and strained work/life balance. Yet, for all the stresses of running a business, the study found 86 percent of small business owners loved what they do for a living and 82 percent say the rewards outweigh the challenges.

SUCCESS wants to know, what’s the best non-monetary reward you’ve received from starting your own business? 


Journalist, podcaster and southpaw Shelby Skrhak is the former director of digital content and social media for SUCCESS.com. Before joining SUCCESS magazine, Shelby launched the weekly suburban newspaper Plano Insider, and covered topics ranging from cops and courts to transportation and fashion. Her handwriting should be a font.

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