Characteristics of successful Entrepreneurs

Getting into entrepreneurship is usually trick, more so becoming successful. Here we have few guidelines that may help anyone with a good idea become successful entrepreneurs.

  •  They have passion and Motivation –Passion is all about getting that one thing that you can work on over and over again without getting bored. If you are passionate about something, no matter the challenges that you face, you can sail through it because you believe in what you do. Entrepreneurship usually comes with all sorts of challenges and one can withstand these challenges by looking for that one thing he/she is passionate about. Your demonstration of passion and motivation will determine your success in any entrepreneurial venture.  Characteristics of successful entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurs are Risk takers –Entrepreneurship is all about taking a dive deep into a future of uncertainty. Successful entrepreneurs are willing to risk their time and money on unknown ventures, but they also keep resources, plans and bandwidth for dealing with, “unknowns” in reserve. They evaluate the risk and determine if it is worth the cost of their career, time and money.
  • They have Self-belief, Hard work and Disciplined action –They believe in themselves, and enjoy what they do. They are confident and demonstrate discipline  & dedication to what they do.
  • Successful entrepreneurs show Adaptability and Flexibility –Market needs are usually dynamic i.e. changes are a recurring phenomenon. Successful entrepreneurs will always welcome all the suggestions for optimization or customization that enhances their offering and satisfies their clients and market needs. Note that being inflexible about client or market needs will lead to failure. Entrepreneurship is not simply about doing what you believe is good but also making a successful business out of it.
  • They understand their offering and its market – Successful entrepreneurs know their product offering well, they also know the market place and its dynamics inside out. If you remain unaware of changing market needs, a competitor moves and other external factors can bring even great products to failure.
  • Successful entrepreneurs have good Money Management –They realize this mandatory money management requirement and plan for present and future financial obligations.
  • They Plan – Successful entrepreneurs maintain a mindset and temperament to be capable of dealing with the unforeseen possibilities. They do a feasibility analysis; identify time capital thresholds; take the deep dive with their limited resources, if their thresholds are crossed, they look for alternatives to take the next exit.
  • Successful entrepreneurs have networking abilities –They reach out to mentors with more experience and extensive networks to seek valuable advice.
  • They are prepared to take the Exit –Always have it in your mind that not every attempt will result in success. Sometime it’s absolutely fine to take the practical exit route and try something new, instead of continuing  to make the sunk cost investments in the same venture. Many successful entrepreneurs ever known did not succeed on their first attempt, but they had serenity and foresight to know when to cut their losses.
  • If you have the courage to ask yourself intimidating questions like can I do this? then you have the stuff to be an entrepreneur.

Author: John Mulindi

John is very passionate about Digital marketing. He blogs on topics ranging from Social Media marketing, Search Engine optimization, Internet Marketing, Email Marketing, to Personal Development. In free time he likes watching Football, Reading, Listening to music and taking Nature walks.

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