October 25, 2015
6 Attributes of an Entrepreneur
Do you have what it takes to become an entrepreneur? Have a look at the following traits of a smart and driven entrepreneur:
1. Ambition – the need to succeed
If you believe that you can change the world with your product or business then by all means do so. Successful entrepreneurs start with one small great idea and with their passion to succeed in all aspects of their business; they come up with ways to turn their ideas into reality. Without ambition, no product or service would be up in the market, there will be no competition and we will all be eating and drinking the same food, driving the same cars and using the same bar of soap. If you’re ambitious, talk to a mentor today and let your passion explode.
2. Creativity – always innovative
Customers look for something, a spark, in a product. They look for something downright ingenious, something that they can’t get off their minds! A successful entrepreneur has to possess a creative mind that will fuel him to create new and inspiring products and services to please his customers more.
3. Tenacity – often stubborn
Tenacity has its good side. If you truly believe in yourself, in your abilities and in your talents then you can go everywhere! Truly, business start-ups are the most stressful part of any venture but believing that your product clicks and you will be able to trump your competition then you will be able to drive yourself to success. Doubts cast a negative feeling in your abilities and will only lead to half-hearted results.
4. Risk Tolerant – being bold
A successful entrepreneur is not afraid to take risks; they accept risks as challenges that will help them become smarter and more experienced. There are no perfect start-ups in business and there is certainly no perfect business owner. Every entrepreneur has his or her own strengths and weaknesses. It is important to focus on your strengths and improve them and to seek help for your weaknesses. Take classes, seminars and lectures on business management and learn from the pros. Remember that risks make you tougher and more tolerant for all your endeavours in the future.
5. Intuition – spontaneous
As customers look for something that they could get out of your business, they also love to learn something exciting about your product. Offer something new and out of the ordinary that your think your customers will appreciate such as a new offer, a sale, a contest, a new promo or a raffle. Take them by surprise and give them free shipping once they reach a certain amount in purchases. Watch your customers recommend your brand as they find something special about it. Soon you will be able to expand your market list just by adding a few spontaneous tricks.
6. Personality – the life and soul
Get out of your shell and let your personality shine through from your products or services. Sometimes, it’s the quirky and the fun side of business owners that capture their customers’ attention more. Customers look for products that they can personally relate to and smart business owners understand what their customers need as much as what they want to get out of their purchases.
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