Some of you may have been catapulted into the world of entrepreneurship by circumstance. Perhaps you got divorced or became a single parent; or you lost your job or became disenchanted with it. Even if you are a born entrepreneur, know that many of your current or potential business partners are in the thick of major transition. Leaving the perceived security of economically depending on a government, an institution, or a corporation, they are entering a state of financial autonomy, self-sufficiency, and radical accountability. Becoming an entrepreneur is not easy—most of us feel unprepared. Thankfully, in our business we are never alone.