A recent study by the Center for Entrepreneurial Management, in New York City, identifies nine demographic, psycho-graphic, and behavioral characteristics that predispose one toward entrepreneurship:

offspring of self-employed parents

people previously fired from more than one job

immigrants or the children of immigrants

people previously employed in businesses of fewer than 100 employees

the oldest child in the family

college graduates

people willing to rely on outside management experts

realistic risk takers, not high-risk takers

people who are well-organized and good at organizing others