Virtual Careers / Self-Employment - Self-Assess Or Self-Destruct

by : Christine Durst

Unfortunately, high hopes and large amounts of time, energy and commitment -- valuable though they may be -- do not ensure the success of an entrepreneurial venture. In fact, research indicates that about 60 percent of all businesses fail within the first two years. Much depends on the individual's "entrepreneurial profile," and one of the best ways to discover this is by doing a self-assessment.

Over the years, working with some 4,000 Virtual Assistants and Virtual Professionals in 65 countries and being entrepreneurs ourselves, we've developed a good practical sense of the traits that successful entrepreneurs share. We used this background in designing the application process for our Portable Career