Can anyone be an entrepreneur? Absolutely. Can anyone be a successful entrepreneur? Probably not. Successful entrepreneurs are a rare breed. Not everyone meets the requirements. In general, there are four characteristics an entrepreneur must possess in order to be successful.

Take Dorsey, Brin and Page, for example.

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For the last week or so, I have been exchanging emails with a bright young lady who wants to start a business. Initially she wanted to pursue something other than a lemonade stand. However, she weighed her options and decided to go with selling lemonade.

She spent several hours outside without selling a single cup. There are a few lessons to be learned from Chelsea’s lemonade stand.

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Two weeks ago I started this mini-series with an article about how to build your network offline.

While there is no substitute for physically meeting and talking to people, online networking offers a capacity for quantity and efficiency that old-fashioned networking simply can’t keep up with. Here I will explain exactly how to network online as a young entrepreneur through LinkedIn, Twitter and blogs.

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For those of you who don’t know, I’m a senior at Colorado State University. As part of my senior year I’m going to write a thesis; it’s an year-long assignment that’s meant to be the culmination of my undergraduate study. As my senior thesis, I’ve decided to write and publish the JuniorBiz Internet Marketing Guide.

However, I don’t consider myself qualified to write a book on how to start an Internet marketing service until I do it myself. So I have set out to start an Internet marketing service.

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