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The person who wants to start their own business and succeed must be able to answer “Yes” to these questions:

Today we'll take a closer look at you and some features that make it easier for you to succeed as an entrepreneur.

Read this list and write down how many points you can answer ”Yes, this is a description of me” to:

Are you ready – OK, here we go!

1. I have a strong desire to be independent, to be my own boss and to live my life on my own terms.

2. I'm an independent person who doesn't need (or want) someone who tells me what to do with my life.

3. I want to earn more money and maybe even get rich.

4. I'm inclined to take calculated risks and cope better than most people to get back up on my feet when I fail.

5. I like to have control and initiative in life.

6. I'm good at motivating myself and I'm not afraid to roll up my sleeves to get even boring things done.

7. I have always felt that being employed has restricted me and my life in different ways.

8. I have a lot of energy and I have the energy to get through periods of boredom and difficulties without giving up.

9. I'm creative and innovative and am known as a person who makes things happen.

10. I'm good at seeing the whole picture and not losing myself too much in the finer details.

Well, how did you do? How many ”Yes, this is a description of me” did you get?

1-3: Oops, a company of your own may not be your thing after all.

4-7: Acquire more knowledge about entrepreneurship and get started!

8-10: Super entrepreneur. It's really amazing that you're not already running a business of your own!

About the author

Stefan Ekberg has worked in marketing for small business for 20 years and has written around 30 books on how small business owners can market themselves with limited resources. . In 2012 Stefan was nominated as Entrepreneur of the Year in Stockholm.

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"The 5 minute marketer" - the book
You run a small business and you want to get ahead of the competition, but how can you give resources to marketing when you're short on time and the budget is tight? The solution is here! The 5-Minute Marketer is packed with 395 tried-and-tested ways to market your business in 5 minutes or less.