Statistically speaking: Friends and family are a go-to source of unpaid help

From staff reportsMarch 4, 2013 

A January Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index poll suggests that many small business owners turn to friends or family for unpaid help when times are tough. Here’s what the survey found:

28% of small business owners turned to their spouses for free help

14% of small business owners turned to their children for free help

13% of small business owners got unpaid help from friends

6% of small business owners hired unpaid interns

30% of small business owners have no unpaid help

Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index

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