Gaining greater independence is the top reason people say they would start a small business, according to recent research from Paychex.
The report was based on data from a survey of 1,000 would-be small business owners in the US.
Some 78% of respondents say they would start a small business in hopes of becoming more independent; 64% say they would start a small business because they think they would love it.
Just 53% of would-be entrepreneurs say making a lot of money would be one of their top motivations for starting a small business.
Some 82% of respondents say their biggest fear in starting a small business is that it would fail; 68% are worried that their business would not make much money.