In addition to experience and expertise, many successful entrepreneurs share certain personal qualities. Although it’s a rare person who excels in all of these traits, reviewing this list may help you decide whether starting and managing your own business is a career path you’d like to pursue.
Review this list and determine which characteristics describe you.
Takes initiative. A self-starter. Doesn’t need a boss.
Driven to achieve. Enjoys competition. Will work hard and sacrifice.
Positive mental attitude. Self-confident.
Sets goals. Has vision. Works with focus.
Plans ahead. Creates plans and follows them.
A leader. Takes responsibility. Is accountable. Motivates and inspires others.
Good communicator. Great people skills. Good listener and negotiator.
Organized. Prioritizes. Meets deadlines.
Uses money well. Good at managing finances.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), 95% percent of all business failures are caused by the business owner’s lack of experience and expertise.
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