Quiz: Are You Tough Enough?

Find out whether you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur.
February 3, 2017

Can you handle the stress, freedom, lack of structure, uncertainty and opportunity that awaits if you decide to start your own business? This really can't be stressed enough. Although there is no doubt that being in business for yourself can be great, but if you aren’t temperamentally cut out for it, it’s going to be a tough road. There is no shame in this. Some people are artists and others are lawyers; some are vagabonds while others are homebodies; some are entrepreneurs and others are not.

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Take the following quiz to help you evaluate your qualifications. The important thing to remember as you take the quiz is to be perfectly honest with yourself. Not only should this quiz help you understand your entrepreneurship IQ, but it should equally give you some insight into the traits and characteristics of the prototypical entrepreneur. Just remember, the path to success isn’t a straight line; it’s whichever line is best for you.

Related: How to Carve Out Your Life’s Passion

Adapted from The Small Business Bible: Everything You Need to know to Succeed in Your Small Business

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in February 2009 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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