If You Had An Extra $10,000, What Would You Spend it On?

Small Business Trends Poll

Most microbusinesses with 5 or fewer employees, would be thrilled to get a $10,000 windfall.   But here’s the question:  if you had such an amount and it wasn’t already earmarked, what would you spend it on?  That’s the question we asked.

Surprisingly, a majority said “hire a marketing consultant.”  Now if we were cynical, we might be tempted to think most  of the people taking the poll were marketing consultants!

However, the second response is “upgrade software” — suggesting that small business leaders recognize the value of investing in technology.

If You Suddenly Got an Extra $10,000 to Spend in Your Business, What Would You Spend it On?

  • More marketing (24%, 819 Votes)
  • Upgrade software (13%, 441 Votes)
  • Hire a consultant to help the business grow (12%, 418 Votes)
  • New website or blog, or upgrade existing (8%, 280 Votes)
  • More staff (8%, 258 Votes)
  • New equipment (other than computers) (7%, 249 Votes)
  • Search engine optimization (SEO) (7%, 221 Votes)
  • New computers (5%, 166 Votes)
  • Pay per click ads (4%, 122 Votes)
  • Register a patent or trademark (3%, 110 Votes)
  • New company vehicle (9%, 96 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,386

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