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Is This a Bad Time to Be an Entrepreneur? Not if you're willing to find a market, identify a problem and get creative in solving it.

By Daniel Priestley

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With a barrage of doom and gloom in the media, combined with all sorts of strange information flying around on social media, you could be forgiven for feeling that it's a terrible time to be an entrepreneur. Maybe you've even considered updating your CV and applying for a few jobs.

I like to think in terms of "first principles" — fundamental ideas that can prove or disprove a theory without needing to rely on opinions or rumors.

Let's run through a checklist of five fundamental questions to explore that relate to being an entrepreneur in 2020.

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