Making the decision to start your own company is no easy feat—and that’s only the first of many hurdles you’ll face as an entrepreneur.
If you’re considering starting your own venture—or have committed to it and are in the early stages of turning your idea into reality—we’re here to help. Check out the links below for some great thoughts on how to decide if it’s the right step for you and some resources to help you out along the way.
- Before jumping into anything, make sure you’re clear on the basic pros and cons of starting a business. (Come Recommended)
- Consider whether you’re at a good time in your life to be an entrepreneur. (LinkedIn)
- And think about if you have the right attributes to work through everything involved in starting and running a company. (The Next Web)
- Read what this entrepreneur wishes he knew before he got started. (Quick Sprout)
- Finally, really think through your decision with this list of 60 questions to ask yourself. (Under30CEO)
- Ready to get going? Start with this ultimate cheat sheet for starting and running your own business. (TechCrunch)
- Keep this master checklist by your side as you navigate getting your business off the ground. (.docstoc)
- Consider joining one of these start-up incubators to provide support along the way. (Forbes)
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