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: Starting Your Own Business
By Sue Masoorli, RN
So you want to start your own business?
Starting a business is not for the faint of heart. It takes time, energy and perseverance. Conventional wisdom tells us that it takes companies, on average, five years to attain a stage of financial success. Entrepreneurs have some of the same recognizable personality traits; they are known risk-takers and are often perceived as "troublemakers" in controlled work environments; they are self-motivated and self-directed -- willing to try new ideas without the fear of failure, all while welcoming change.
The nurse entrepreneur should be...
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