Entrepreneurship isn't for everyone. Successful business owners typically have certain traits and characteristics -- determination, persistence and the courage to take risks, to name a few.
The Small Business Administration offers two overviews of the characteristics of successful small business owners:
The Missouri Small Business Development Center can help you evaluate your business idea to determine your potential for success before you spend time and money on a business plan.
A successful business requires more than just a good idea. Checklist for Starting a Business from The Small Business Administration covers seven key components for starting a business .