Survey asked entrepreneurs how they would spend money if they could get whatever amount they asked for.
If you were given the ideal level of financing for your business, what would you spend it on? Ernst & Young recently asked that of Entrepreneur of the Year award winners from around the country. Here's how 297 respondents answered (almost all had big plans for the money):
Percentage of respondents
New plant or equipment 64%
More employees 54
More inventory 36
Additional employee benefits 24
Research and development 15
New stores or branches 15
No changes 6
Source: Ernst & Young, Entrepreneur of the Year Institute, 1993.