Get All Access for $5/mo

Without Purpose, Your Business Will Not Succeed Launching a startup because of money is not a strong enough motivator to get you through all of the challenges.

By Jay Glauser

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

Ben Pipe Photography | Getty Images

Determining the purpose of your business is a huge key to building a successful venture. It can't just be about the money.

Making money is not a strong enough motivator to get you through all of the challenges of starting your own company.

Indeed, during our tour for Main Street Entrepreneur -- a road trip across the U.S. in which we interviewed founders from all walks of life -- very few successful entrepreneurs mentioned money as the main motivator for starting a company.

So, why did people launch a startup?

In this podcast, we share stories and insights into why entrepreneurs inspires people to build the business of their dreams.

Jay Glauser

Co-founder of The Main Street Entrepreneur

Jay Glauser is the co-founder of The Main Street Entrepreneur, a platform focused on helping people build their dream company and doing what they love.

Want to be an Entrepreneur Leadership Network contributor? Apply now to join.

Side Hustle

The Side Hustle He Started in His College Apartment Turned Into a $70,000-a-Month Income Stream — Then Earned Nearly $2 Million Last Year

Kyle Morrand and his college roommates loved playing retro video games — and the pastime would help launch his career.

Business News

A Former Corporate Lawyer Now Makes Six Figures on YouTube — Here's How She Does It

Here are the secrets to starting and growing a successful YouTube channel, according to a YouTuber with millions of subscribers.

Business Ideas

63 Small Business Ideas to Start in 2024

We put together a list of the best, most profitable small business ideas for entrepreneurs to pursue in 2024.

Growing a Business

How to Determine The Ideal Length of Your Marketing Emails Your Customers Will Actually Read

Wondering how long your marketing emails should be? Here's what consumers say — so you can send them exactly what they like.

Business News

Y Combinator Helped Launch Reddit, Airbnb and Dropbox. Here's What I Learned From Its Free Startup School.

The famed startup accelerator offers a free course on building a business — and answers five pressing questions for founders.