What steps can I take to be a successful business owner?
Work on developing the habits of highly successful people and starting with reading 2 books that changed my life: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Think and Grow Rich.
I have learned to bet on the person more than the business idea and what I mean is people that have successful habits tend to succeed in what they set out to achieve. And some people no matter what opportunity you give them they screw it up every time. They lack focus, determination, work ethic, etc. so they fail.