|v299||YES COUNTER V1-V5|
|v301||First, either by yourself or with a partner, have you ever started a new business or acquired an existing business?||EVER STARTED NEW BUSINESS|
|v302||Have you ever expanded an existing business to a new market?||EVER EXPAND MARKET OF EXISTING BUSINESS|
|v303||Have you ever merged a business that you owned with a business owned by somebody else?||EVER MERGED W ANOTHER BUSINESS|
|v304||Have you ever created a new product, process or service for profit?||EVER CREATED NEW PRODUCT OR SERVICE|
|v305||Have you ever had a wage or salaried job and generated extra income on a regular basis using cash-only or other informal payment arrangements?||EVER GENERATED ADDITIONAL INCOME|
|v306||You indicated above that you:
||WHICH BUSINESS ACTIVITIES MOST RECENT|
|v307||In what year did you begin this activity?^fl_only||YEAR BEGAN RECENT BUSINESS ACTIVITY|
|v308||Have you, personally, ever closed or sold a business, or otherwise stopped a business activity that you were involved in or acquired?||EVER CLOSED OR SOLD A BUSINESS|
|v309||In what year did you most recently close or sell a business, or stop your business activity?||RECENT YEAR CLOSED OR SOLD BUSINESS|
|v310||You indicated above that you have done the following:
||BUSINESS ACTIVITY WITH GREATEST IMPACT|
|v311||We are interested in the impact that your business activities had on your day-to-day life. First, what impact has ^fl_reword had on your finances?||IMPACT ON FINANCES|
|v312||And what impact has ^fl_reword had on your overall quality of life?||IMPACT ON QUALITY OF LIFE|
|v313||What impact has ^fl_reword had on your health?||IMPACT ON HEALTH|
|v314||Next are some reasons that people get involved in a business. For each one please indicate whether this was true for you when you were first considering ^fl_reword.
I wanted to create community or societal benefits.
|IF COMMUNITY OR SOCIETAL BENEFITS|
|v315||I wanted to have an environmentally beneficial business.||IF ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS|
|v316||I wanted to be my own boss.||IF WANTED TO BE OWN BOSS|
|v317||I had sufficient experience in that particular industry, market, or technology.||IF HAD EXPERIENCE IN FIELD|
|v318||I wanted or needed to increase or maintain my income.||NEEDED TO INCREASE INCOME|
|v319||The next question is about your present business or entrepreneurial activities. Thinking about ^fl_reword, is this something that you are currently involved in?
Note: If you are currently involved at any level, please select "Yes".
|IF CURRENTLY INVOLVED IN BUSINESS|
|v320||Is this something that you see yourself still doing in 3 years?||IF STILL DOING 3 YEARS OUT|
|v321||You reported earlier that you did the following: ^fl_mention[cnt]. Is this something that you see yourself doing in 3 years?||IF STILL DOING SECOND BUSINESS|
|v322||Have you ever thought about getting involved in a business activity?||IF EVER INTERESTED IN A BUSINESS|
|v323||Next are some possible reasons you did not get involved in any business activity. If you considered more than one business activity, think about the one that is or was of most interest to you. For each reason tell me whether or not it is true for you.
First, the business would not make enough money.
|WOULDN’T MAKE ENOUGH MONEY|
|v324||Not enough personal assets or access to financing to get started.||LACKED ASSETS TO START|
|v326||I didn't have enough business knowledge or skills, or experience.||LACKED SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE|
|v327||I didn't have the necessary technical knowledge.||LACKED TECHNOLOGY NEEDED|
|v328||I had health issues.||PROBLEMS WITH HEALTH|
|v329||My family and friends were not supportive.||LACKED SUPPORT|
|v330||I needed to keep my health insurance through my employer.||COULDN'T LOSE HEALTH INSURANCE|
|v331||I worried about the potential increase in taxes.||CONCERNED ABOUT INCREASED TAXES|
|v332||I thought the business was too risky.||TOO RISKY|
|v333||I didn't have the right social connections or networks to get started.||LACKED NETWORKS NEEDED TO START|
|v334||I didn't have the self-confidence to get started.||LACKED SELF-CONFIDENCE|
|v335||I just didn't know how to get started.||DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO START|
|v336||Do you have any plans to begin this activity within the next three years?||IF PLANS TO START INVOLVEMENT IN 3 YEARS|
|v337||Next are some statements about factors that may affect your decision about getting involved in a business. For each one, indicate whether this is true for you as think about getting involved in a business in the future.
I want to create community or societal benefits.
|WANT TO CREATE COMMUNITY|
|v338||I want the business to be environmentally beneficial.||WANT TO CREATE ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS|
|v339||I have sufficient experience in that particular industry, market, or technology.||HAVE ENOUGH EXPERIENCE|
|v340||I want to be my own boss.||TO BE MY OWN BOSS|
|v341||I want to create something to leave for my children or grandchildren.||TO BENEFIT CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN|
|v342||I want or need to increase my income.||TO INCREASE INCOME|
|v343||You indicated above that you have done the following:
|v344||The person(s) you partnered with above was a (select all that apply)?||TEAM COMPOSITION: FAMILY TIES & INTERGENERATIONALITY|
|v345||Have you generated income by offering products or services, without forming a business or working for an organization? For example, online sales, ride sharing, or home-stay rentals?||generated income by offering products or services, without forming a business or working for an organization|