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Team Effort

Joining a discussion group can help you handle your entrepreneurial fears.

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This story appears in the May 2008 issue of Start Up.

For a number of aspiring entrepreneurs, taking the leap from employee to entrepreneur can be a daunting task that even a solid business plan and investment resources can't help overcome. More often than not, people fail to follow through on their dreams for years, despite there being more resources available to entrepreneurs now than ever before. Business consultant Suzanne Mulvehill attributes the problem to personal insecurities.

"We forget to address our feelings of insecurity and vulnerability and to build emotional endur-ance," says Mulvehill, author of Employee to Entrepreneur: A Mind, Body and Spirit Transition. "This is about the ability to withstand the emotional challenges of starting and growing a business."

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