Should You be an Entrepreneur?

You have an idea. You think this is a great time to start a business based on that idea. Should you start your new business now? Should you be an entrepreneur? Notice that I didn’t ask “can you be an entrepreneur?”

I’m making the distinction because I recently finished reading Carol Roth’s book, The Entrepreneur Equation (Benbella Books, March 2011), and as she puts it, the question is not “Can I be an entrepreneur?” but “Should I be an entrepreneur, given my personal circumstances, goals and opportunities?”.