Many moons ago, when I was just a student, I mentioned to my family that I might like to work for myself one day. My dad shook his head and told me that oft-quoted fact, that two thirds of all new businesses fail in their first two years. And so, suitably discouraged, I plunged into the regular world of work. Well, not for me the life of a wage slave! In fact, you might say I was destined for a life of entrepreneurship - the universe finally nudging me firmly into it after years of being at the beck and call of a boss. But while being an entrepreneur was something I longed to do, nothing could have prepared me for this Mr Toad's Wild Ride! Entrepreneurship has been likened to a roller coaster and it's an apt simile - one minute you're up, the next minute you're down, then thrown from side to side and spun right around, with the possibility of derailing in spectacular form ever present...an entrepreneur truly needs guts, heart and nerves of steel to ride out the insane highs and lows and twists and turns in the track. But once you're hooked on the thrill of it, there's just no going back to sitting quietly in a cubicle somewhere...

Do you think you have what it takes to start your own business? Ride this fun, informative Entrepreneur Roller Coaster and find out what it's like!



Video produced by David Hauser, an American entrepreneur and blogger