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6 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Business

So you have a big idea and want to start your own company. Is that all it takes? You may think you're a natural-born entrepreneur, but becoming one is easier said than done. Here's a look at some of the true tests of entrepreneurial mettle.
6 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Business
1. Do you believe you have what it takes?
We don't mean personal characteristics -- or not just personal characteristics, anyway. Do you believe you have all the skills, energy, money, people, and knowledge to start a business? Founders who carefully identify and evaluate their resources in pursuit of a well-defined goal display "entrepreneurial self-efficacy," a trait many academics believe to be the best predictor of success.
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