Some small business owners might see failure as an endpoint.  Successful business owners actually know that failure is just part of the journey.  In order to be successful, the first point is to know that you are the one who determines whether you will be successful at your trade or not.

Characteristics such as diligence, persistence, intelligence, skill, passion, teamwork…..will all factor in whether your business will run efficiently but it is you, as the owner, it will be you who will determine how long you go, whether you succeed and who you will take with you along the way.

The beauty of having your own small business is that you create your own journey.  As demanding and difficult as it might be, you gain and reaps the rewards of building something out of nothing.  It is truly a blessing and an accomplishment to be able to do so successfully.  Have you been successful at the business goals you set out for yourself?