Characteristics of a Successful Entrepreneur


  • Guts: "Guts" mean you must have an entrepreneurial instinct, which includes an overwhelming desire to have your own business. You must have the guts and dedication to be completely devoted to your goal. Incidentally, devotion to your goal is much more likely if you have a love for your intended business. Life is too short to be starting a small business that doesn't give you satisfaction and joy. And, through good times and bad times, you will stick with something you love.
  •  Brains: While appropriate educational credentials are important, entrepreneurial "brains" means more than scholastic achievements. To become a successful entrepreneur, you should have a working knowledge of the business you plan to start before you start it. Common sense, combined with appropriate experience, is the necessary brainpower. Prudence, follow through and attention to detail are very important.
  • Capital: Every business needs money of your own plus sufficient cash to maintain a positive cash flow for at least a year. In a future session, operating entrepreneurs will learn how to forecast future cash requirements through cash flow control. Many businesses can be started on a very small scale with a small investment. Then, as the business grows and you gain experience, cash flow from your business can be used for growth. In some cases, you don't need starting capital to hire other people because you might start by doing everything yourself. The "do it yourself" start is a good way to learn everything about your business and also makes you better qualified in to delegate work to others in the future.

 
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