Starting your own business isn't for everyone. But if you have a dream, if you know how to take initiative, and you are not afraid of hard work, then perhaps being a business owner is right up your alley.
You don't have to start big. Heck, the first Nike shoes were created with a waffle iron in a garage by Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman. eBay was started by a computer programmer in his living room. And the toy making giant Mattel started by making and selling picture frames out of a garage, and then used scraps from the frames to make dollhouse furniture.
If you recognize some of the traits below in yourself, perhaps you may want to consider starting a small business of your own.
- Can make decisions
- Manages time well
- A planner
- Motivated to succeed
- Communicates effectively
- Gets along well with others
- Takes initiative
For advice on starting a business, visit www.bizcenter.org/how-to-start-a-business.