Cape Town - Building a business is not a sprint, but a marathon, with hills, headwinds, heat and dust. Those entrepreneurs who succeed are not necessarily the fastest or the strongest, but those who are able to endure the ups and downs.
This is an observation of Gerrie van Biljon, executive director of Business Partners, who, having seen hundreds of entrepreneurs set out on their own business marathon over the years, lists eight characteristics that make an entrepreneur resilient enough to go the distance in their business venture:
1. Possession of a strong internal sense of control