11 Questions Your Family Will Ask About Your Startup This Holiday Season

November 27, 2013 / Share:

11 Questions Your Family Will Ask About Your Startup This Holiday Season

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The holidays are the time of the year when you will travel by car, train or plane to go see the people close to you. You’re about to spend a lot of time with your family and there is a a good chance they will make you, the entrepreneur, the center of their conversation. 

What you are doing isn’t normal to most, and most of the time they won’t understand, so you need to have a lot of patience. Starting a business can be very straining on your family but it can also be very fun. Try and focus on the fun side when you talk to your family over the holidays so that they can feel comfortable and proud in what your doing.


Here is a list of questions that will help you prepare for those unsuspecting questions from your 2nd cousins, uncles and grandmothers.

“What does your business do?” 

“Is it like the facebook movie?”

“Is it like ( some startup they read about )?”

“How does your company make money?”

“How much does it cost?”

“When can we buy stock in your company?”

“Why don’t you just go on SharkTank?”

“Why don’t you just get { famous person } to invest?”

“Why do you spend so much time on the computer?”

“Are you hiring? ________ needs a job.”

“Wait, so what do you do?”


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