The 6 Types of Small Business Owners

Not All Biz Owners Are Created Equal

As a small business owner, you are one of 30 million Americans playing a vital role in our nation’s economy, producing jobs, providing opportunities, and acting as a pillar of your community, not to mention — especially these days — keeping the antacid industry booming.

But all small businesses are not the same, and neither are their owners, whose unique qualities shape the nature of each company. Sometimes the pressures of a particular business can shape us for the better, sometimes for the worse.

Which of these types best describes you?

— Sam Barry and Kathi Kamen Goldmark