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A study conducted in 2013 showed that the vast majority of Australians are pro-entrepreneurship and are interested in giving it a go, when considering self-employment and entrepreneurship.

“The 2013 Amway Global Entrepreneurship Report surveyed over 26,000 people across 24 countries. Australia had the third highest rate of positive sentiment towards entrepreneurship with 84% of respondents, only 3% behind world leaders Finland and Denmark and 14% above the international average.”  Come In We’re Open

Click on this Quiz Link to see if you have what it takes to be a business owner.  Another great resource I have found it “Flying Solo” – I would encourage you to access their website for all things regarding being a small business owner. Flying Solo Start Up will provide you resources and access to other small business owners, so you can learn and grow in a supportive community.

You already know you need a great business idea, a solid business plan and some startup cash to start a business. But, you also need to have a personality that’s suited to being an entrepreneur. Experts tell us the personality traits every entrepreneur needs to succeed, include:

  • Lots of Energy
  • Persuasive
  • Resourceful
  • Winning Attitude
  • Thrives in Uncertainty
  • Opportunistic
  • Learns from Mistakes
  • Thinker
  • Communicator
  • Fighter

If you believe you have the idea, business plan, start up cash and traits above the next question you may want to consider is will you work from home or not?

Again, I find Flying Solo a great resource in helping to work out which is the best option for you –  Working From Home is a great start in helping you to start thinking.

There are many rewards to be had by being a business owner and/or working from home, however don’t underestimate the hard work, resilience and belief in yourself and those around you that you will need to be successful.  Before starting, I would encourage you to do your homework and no what you are prepared to lose, then jump in and give it a go if you think this is the right course for you.

If you have any questions, or would like to sign up for the full program, please contact me below at Startafreshlife.