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Persona template for: The hard working small business owner

Save time and money by starting with this 'The hard working small business owner' persona example. Learn how to make your Government website easier to use for Jason. By putting the user first (in this case Jason), you will be creating an experience that meets Jason's expectations, supports their goals and remedies any pain points. This persona example could be used for the Government industry.

Meet 'The hard working small business owner', named Jason

"I'm doing it tough at the moment and I really want to do right by my family"

Jack runs his own small business but is doing it tough at the moment.

This persona is motivated by building his business and getting a more constant level of revenue. This persona is 30-33, lives in the suburbs and works in the suburbs. Jason is married, has 2 children and is often kept busy with balancing work and family life.

People like Jason are not comfortable with technology.

Jack likes to network when he has spare time but lately his kids have been keeping him busy.

How Government Department can help Jason

Jason has come to Government Department because Jason's goal is to buy better machinery. Government Department could help Jason with this goal by helping him network with other small business owners and matching him with an accountant that specialises in structuring small businesses, but one of the reasons why Jason has not yet engaged with Government Department is his lack of time and knowledge of what support is available to him.


Comfort level with technology

Jason is not comfortable with technology.


Spare time

On an average day, Jason has very little spare time.


Jargon familiarity

Jason is not familiar with the industry specific terms that are used in the Government industry.

Social media usage for Jason

Of all the time spent on social media on an average day, the distribution of time is as follows:

Facebook: medium usage
Twitter: very low usage
LinkedIn: very low usage

Devices that Jason uses to access the Government Department website


Desktop / laptop

Jason uses a computer to access the Government Department website at home after his kids are put to bed.



Jason uses a tablet to access the Government Department website while watching TV.


Smart phone

Jason uses a mobile to access the Government Department website when on his lunch break.

The hard working small business owner
Stats for 'Jason' insert_chart
  • Life-stage: mid-way through their career
  • Age: 30-33 years
  • Annual income: $51,000 - $70,000
  • Industry: small business owner
  • Internet usage: a few times a day
  • Social media usage: not active
Relationships group
  • Marital status: married
  • Children: 2
Education/skills school
  • Education level: a Certificate
  • Technical level: not comfortable
  • English level: native

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Personas are not necessarily a representation of your existing customers. Instead they are a representation of your ideal customer or target customer, and include information that would influence their purchase decisions. Personas also include what's stopping them from buying a product or service from you such as common pain points. Good personas are based on good market research so it's important to learn how to turn a proto persona into a persona that's based on user research.

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