Take a self-inventory of your physical capabilities and mental qualifications. Do you have what it takes to be a small business owner? Do you have the physical dexterity, strength, and stamina to bend, grip, hold, lift, manipulate, move, and reach the materials and tools used to create and employ the products and services associated with your position in your line of business? The usual answer is YES, otherwise you wouldn’t be thinking about becoming self-employed. A self-evaluation of your mental attributes is not so easy. Your mental abilities fall into three broad areas: your knowledge, your skills, and your attitude.