The idea of owning your own business is exciting. Commercializing your product may well appear to be the road to riches.
But do you have the personality to be an entrepreneur? The US Small Business Administration (SBA) lists the following traits found in successful entrepreneurs:
- Calculated risk taker
- Avid learner
- Hard worker
- Resilient (able to grow from failure or change)
- High-energy level
- Problem solving skills
- Strong management and organizational skills
Becoming an entrepreneur is one way to commercialize your product – but not the only way! Some technologists choose to partner with a serial entrepreneur rather than do it themselves.
But if the bug seems to have bit you, take a look and see if you might not be happier running your company. These free tests will help you understand your own potential better.
How Entrepreneurial Are You? From the National Council on Economic Education
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