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7 Definitive Traits You Need for Startup Success

How to tell if you're truly ready to be a media mogul

By Amanda Ernst - February 13, 2012
With media jobs at a premium, that brilliant idea for a new media company that you've been batting for the past few months is starting to seem like your only way to break into the industry, escape your dead-end job or pull yourself out of unemployment. But before you start hitting up your friends for angel investments, you should know if you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.

You may think you have it figured out already. Sure, you've written a business plan and nailed down a URL, but according to entrepreneurs who have been through it and are still running thriving companies today, there are some things they never even thought of before launching their own company -- and things they would do differently if they could. Take their advice to heart: Here are seven traits you'll definitely need for startup success....

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