Should You Strike Out on Your Own? Or Will You Strike Out?


"I should just start a ______ business."

How many times have you had the light bulb go off, thinking you can do it better than an established business or seeing an opportunity that hasn't been tapped? Having the idea is one thing -- but knowing if you're meant to be a boss is another thing.

Daniel Isenberg, professor of management practice at Babson College, suggests asking yourself some essential questions. If you can respond "yes" to the majority of the following statements, then owning your own business might just be for you.