One of the outstanding traits of an entrepreneur is survival. Take a self-made multimillionaire’s money away, and he or she will make it all over again. Small business owners survive storms, earthquakes, illness, deaths in the family, job losses, bad economies, new taxes, terrorist attacks, you name it. These events are life changing, to be sure, but to a true survivor, they are mere bumps in the road. Many of you have been through a lot in the past 10 years — and you may have a few scars — but all in all, what you have learned in starting and growing your own business becomes a lifetime reward.