What prompted you to begin or buy this business? What kinds of problems did you anticipate before you started? What kinds of problems do you deal with in the daily operation of your business? What types of employees do you have (part-time, full-time, hourly wage, salary, etc.)? Do the different types of employees have different positives/negatives to you as an employer? Please explain. Before starting your business, did you have a business plan? What do you find most rewarding about owning your own business? As a small business owner, do you believe you have any advantages over large businesses or corporations? If yes, what? If no, why not? What advice would you offer to anyone who is thinking about starting a business of his or her own?