In order to become successful in any endeavor, it is important for someone to possess the right characteristics. Not everyone is going to be a successful entrepreneur, but what are some characteristics which may be useful for someone who wants to be an entrepreneur?
First of all in order to be clear, what is an entrepreneur? According to definition, an entrepreneur is “a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, esp. a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk”. There are many characteristics which an entrepreneur should have. Although there are many more, below are few which I believe to be vital to meeting the definition above.
1. Intelligent and creative – In the course of the business day, there are going to be a certain number of problems which will have to be overcome in order to reach the goal, and an entrepreneur can always figure out a creative solution to every problem.
2. Decisive – Because everyone is inundated with information from the time they get up in the morning to the time that they go to bed, it can become very difficult to make quick decisions, yet, it is extremely important to the entrepreneur to not become bogged down by all of those minor details. He/she must be able to make quick, informed decisions.
3. Honest – I believe that this is essential, but not all entrepreneurs are honest because not all people are honest; however, it is important to be an honest businessman / woman and the willingness to meet all of the customers’ expectations to the best of his ability.
4. Risk taker – Most people play it safe and stay with their jobs because of the predictability of it. An entrepreneur needs to be able to operate with a certain level of risk if he / she is going to be successful.
5. Passion and determination – Someone has to have a determination that can only come from passion if he/she is to become successful as an entrepreneur. It is going to be that determination and passion which will help to overcome the obstacles which will inevitably get in the way of success.
Those are only a few of the important characteristics of becoming a successful entrepreneur. There are many others; however, I believe that simply having just the above gives someone a good chance of succeeding at any entrepreneurial endeavor.
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