Are you an entrepreneur … continued
Put a check mark next to the qualities that you believe describe you.
In addition to experience and expertise, many successful entrepreneurs share certain personal qualities. Although it’s a rare individual who excels in all of the traits listed to the right, reviewing this list of the key qualities of successful entrepreneurs may help you decide whether starting and managing your own business is a career path you’d like to pursue.
As you review the items you checked, notice the items you didn’t. To succeed, you’ll need to find ways to fill your gaps.
Always learning. Open to new ideas. Learns from others.
Capitalizes on strengths. Doesn’t try to be and do everything.
Has technical knowledge. Has needed know-how to succeed.
Organized. Prioritizes. Meets deadlines.
Objective. Evaluates risk. Makes good decisions under pressure.
Uses money well. Good at managing finances.
Realistic. Accepts the ups and downs. Will face facts, change strategy when needed.
Persistent. Follows through. Never gives up.
Bounces back. Accepts rejection and failure without being defeated.
You seem to have many of the right entrepreneurial qualities.
Developing as many of these qualities as possible can help you be a successful entrepeneur.
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