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How to Be an Entrepreneur

Deloitte's recent survey referencing "Why Entrepreneurs Matter" highlights what I think is one of the enduring positive characteristics of our country, a land where people can do their own thing. I'm the daughter of an entrepreneur and can lay claim to being one myself, at least until I signed on for this current gig - however ongoing background projects keep me in the entrepreneurial game even after the duties of my day job are over.

Entrepreneurs share several characteristics, including the confidence and willingness to chart their own destiny. See if you've got what it takes by trying your luck at this short test.

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Caleb Newquist is the Editor-in-Chief of Sift Media US, overseeing content for both AccountingWEB and Going Concern.

Prior to this role, Caleb served as the editor of Going Concern since its founding in 2009. During his time as editor, Going Concern quickly became one of the most popular and talked about websites in the accounting profession. He has been named one of Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People every year since 2011 and has been published on numerous websites, including Above the Law, Deadspin, Denver Business Journal, and the Huffington Post.

Caleb is an adjunct professor of journalism the Community College of Denver in Denver, Colorado, where he teaches Internet Media.

Prior to falling bass ackwards into the media business, Caleb spent over five years working in public accounting, with more than three of those years at KPMG. Caleb received a Master of Science in Accounting from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Caleb spends a lot of time on a bicycle and reading, but never at the same time.

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