Decide if running a business is for you

Starting and running your own business is one of the most exciting choices anyone can make. Millions have done so successfully and found it an exhilarating and rewarding challenge. However, starting a business also has its downsides and its risks.

You need to seriously consider whether starting your own business is right for you, honestly appraising your strengths and weaknesses. Do you have the skills and the stubborn determination it will require? Do you have the full support of your family and friends? Can you afford the financial uncertainty and risk?

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