Do you have what it takes to run your own business?

Create a list of famous entrepreneurs and no doubt Richard Branson, Deborah Meaden, Alan Sugar would probably feature somewhere.  Every one of the entrepreneurs listed however large or small, local or global somewhere down the line has gone through the same process of spotting an opportunity, undertaking research, gathering resources and with sheer determination made it happen. 

For many the idea of "being my own boss" is appealing. You're in charge of your own future, the one who's in control of making the decisions. You get the opportunity to turn your ideas into practice and, with some planning, make some money from it!

An entrepreneur or team of entrepreneurs will be at the heart of the business during start-up.  The general qualities of a typical entrepreneur include confidence, initiative, determination, resilience, a team worker, a risk-taker and an exceptionally hard worker. 

If you feel you possess these qualities, have passion and drive to work outside of the structure and stability of an employer and a great idea – what are you waiting for!