Should You Be an Entrepreneur?

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Running your arts business isn’t easy. Besides creating your art, you also have to be the chief cook and bottle washer, taking care of the many details that keep the business end of things running smoothly. Daniel Isenberg, a former entrepreneur and management practice professor, examines the personal qualities and mind set that tend to be common amongst the successfully self-employed. One thought that caught my eye:

On the average, people who set up their own businesses don’t make more money, although a few do succeed in grabbing the brass ring. But the “psychic benefits” — the challenge, autonomy, recognition, excitement, and creativity — make it all worthwhile.

Learn more about the challenges of business ownership and take his 2–minute Isenberg Entrepreneur Test.