You’ve been thinking about an idea for a long time, and you just can’t shake it. The thought and vision that is being produced from this idea means you are ready to start a new chapter in your life–starting a business. According to the SBA, there are over 600,000 small businesses started each year in the United States alone. So, you are not alone in starting a new venture. The real question is if you have what it takes to run a successful, lasting business.