Good entrepreneurs in either small or large enterprises do not usually arrive in a flash of lightning; normally they develop over a period of time, but from where and how they develop is still debated and it is possible to advance two hypotheses:

1. It is determined at birth whether a person will be a good entrepreneur.

2. Good entrepreneurs develop only through a process of socialisation and experiential learning.

Your beliefs about these hypotheses might influence your own decisions and actions. So let us see what we can learn by examining them.

If you choose an entrepreneurial career much will depend on your ability to learn quickly from experience, cope with uncertainty, respond to changing circumstances, and deal with unexpected critical incidents. You will find these things less difficult if you develop your general enterprising tendencies.