It’s fear of the unknown, or fear of failure. The reality is, you won’t know if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur until you try. The first step is to start. You’ll also need to hone your ability to persuade. Research suggests that to be successful as an entrepreneur, you need to get buy-in for your ideas to help people to see the future you see. And, you need to be a person who sets goals, takes initiative and responsibility for their actions. It’s that simple. As an entrepreneur, you can help the economy grow and create jobs, both for you and your community.