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Are You the Entrepreneurial Type?

If you possess these 5 traits of successful entrepreneurs, it's time to quit dreaming and start planning your business.

By Amy Rauch Neilson • Aug 1, 2002

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(YoungBiz)- So you've always dreamed of being your own boss. Yep,that's you, the top banana, the big cheese. You can just seeyourself, giving orders via your cell phone while sunning yourselfon some faraway beach.

Being in business for yourself could work out that way. But itisn't likely to start out that way. You'll likely encountersome rough patches along the road to the big rewards. Do you havewhat it takes to hang in there? 'Treps who have been there tendto share five common traits that are key to long-term businesssuccess:

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