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Are You Ready for Entrepreneurship?

The rewards of entrepreneurship can be huge: pride, joy, satisfaction, time freedom, and, let’s not forget, financial independence and abundance. Entrepreneurship can be deeply fulfilling, but there’s one thing you should know before you get started: Entrepreneurship is a lifestyle choice, and it’s not for everyone.

Entrepreneurship is not a job, career path, or shortcut on the path to easy money; it’s a change to your entire way of living and thinking. Yes, it’s freedom, independence, and flexibility.  But it’s also long hours, sleepless nights, and hard choices. It’s struggling to make ends meet. It’s putting your social life on hold. It’s giving 110% of yourself, and realizing you need to give even more. It’s hard work. Period.

So how do you know if entrepreneurship is right for you? How do you know if you’re ready for the peaks and valleys that lie ahead of you?

Take some time to consider what your life might look like as an entrepreneur. Read up on the challenges you’ll face. Make sure you understand what you’re getting yourself into. And then, when you’re ready, make the choice you feel is best for you.

Is Entrepreneurship a Good Fit?

Considering Entrepreneurship? How to Know If You Should Take the Plunge – Under30CEO

How to Decide if Entrepreneurship is Right for You – Wall Street Journal

Don’t Kid Yourself: Launching a Business is Hard Work! – Entreprenista

Do You Have What It Takes?

Top Five Characteristics of a Successful Entreprenista – Entreprenista

Quiz: Are You Tough Enough? – Success

Potential Pitfalls

10 Rookie Mistakes that Stunt Your Business – Entreprenista

Top 3 Mistakes Made by Female Entrepreneurs – Entreprenista

10 Common Pitfalls of New Entrepreneurs – and How to Avoid Them – Forbes

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Comments
  1. Ursula Williams

    This is a great guide – thanks! A lot of reading but well worth it.

    • Thanks, Ursula! Glad you enjoyed it. You’re right – it’s definitely a lot of reading, but tons of valuable content inside. Good luck!

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