I’m a big one for getting under the skin of my community. For really understanding what makes them tick. I like to reach into their minds to their deepest darkest fears and get to the heart of their entrepreneurial challenges.

In other words like to ask you questions a lot so I can give you answers! And this year I thought we’d make this a little more fun.

What Do Suitcase Entrepreneurs Really Really Want in 2012?

In mid December through to mid January I polled the readers of my weekly Highflyer newsletter and asked them several questions like:

  1. What type of business do you currently have (or would like to have)
  2. Why did you/ do you want to start your own business?
  3. What do you struggle with most with your business (or business idea)?
  4. What is your Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) You want to achieve in 2012?
  5. What do you want to learn more about  e.g attracting clients, social media, multiple revenue streams, goal setting, building an online business etc?

I got a ton of responses, fascinating answers and about a gazillion things to follow up on. So rather than report back with statistics and graphs, I had the very creative Azriel Chan do this wonderful infographic of the key insights we pulled from your responses.

May I present to you the first ever infographic on this blog !
(click on the image to open in a new browser so you can enlarge and zoom in!)

TSE Infographic of what suitcase entrepreneurs really want

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What Now?

The great news is this is all extremely helpful for guiding the type of content I put out here on the Suitcase Entrepreneur. So you can expect more epic posts that speak to these very areas.

You’ll also see me bringing in a few experts to guest post over the next two months while I’m off biking 4,000 miles across Africa to raise $10K for Women Win. I’m really excited about what I have lined up for you based on the results of this survey. Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know you better in 2012.

Are you ready to step things up in your business?

Work Less, Earn More, Make A DifferenceBy the looks of the above infographic you certainly are. If you’re really keen to understand the key building blocks you need to create a profitable business that is aligned with who you are and what is important to you then I HIGHLY recommend taking this just launched program from Janine and Jo, from Love Your Small Business.

These are the women to help you create a business that aligns with who you really are and one in which nothing will stop you from succeeding. But their `Work Less, Earn More, Make A Difference’ program is only available for a short time, so take a look here (and 5% of profits goes to Women Win through my ride!).