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WSJ: Being Your Own Boss Takes Work

By Nerissa Sardi on May 26, 2009 5:25 PM

Wall Street Journal referenced FindLaw's recent survey release that had found that 61% of Americans have either started or considered starting their own businesses. The article provided real-world career advice and typical characteristics successful entrepreneurs possess when they venture out on their own after years in the corporate world.

The key is the right mindset says WSJ contributor Alexandra Levit. "Self-employed professionals", she writes, "are known for being optimistic, competitive, creative and organized. They tend to have a head for business, understand what their customers want and act with integrity. And if they're passionate about their venture, they work as many hours as it takes to get results." Read her entire article for more tips and advice to understand if you are cut out to go it alone.

For more on this topic, check out the previous FindLaw Insider post: Hate Working for the Man? How about Working for Yourself. Or go straight to FindLaw's Small Business Center for information, tips and even low-cost forms to startup your business.

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