Are You In or Out? Qualities of a Successful Entrepreneur

men in a meetingStarting a business is a rewarding experience. Apart from enjoying the benefits of being your own boss, you can also make a living out of something you love doing. Being a successful entrepreneur, however, requires creativity, dedication, and hard work. Entrepreneurs are considered as highly enterprising individuals with unique qualities.

Here are the following characteristics associated with successful entrepreneurs:

Risk Takers

When running your own business, you have to make plenty of decisions and take risks. It doesn’t mean, however, that if you love taking risks, you can be an excellent business owner. Good entrepreneurs are risk takers not in the context of assumption and gambling. They know the organization of resources in the realization of the company’s goal. They weigh the advantages and disadvantages before saying ‘yes’ to a new business proposal.


Even if you have the greatest business idea, you cannot succeed if you don’t know how to persuade people. Keep in mind that entrepreneurship is more about influencing people to try your product. Excellent business owners develop tactics and strategies to influence or convince others. They also have good negotiation skills to seek help from different contacts.

Persistent and Hardworking

Successful entrepreneurs make a personal effort to complete a job. They don’t give up easily at the first sign of failure; they continue with their undertaking bearing a more positive outlook. They act or do things to meet or surpass the existing standards of excellence. People who strive to do their work better and faster have a good shot at making it in the world of business.

Opportunity Seeker

Good entrepreneurs have the ability to act on business opportunities. They seize unusual circumstances to obtain assistance in starting or running a business. They are always after unique opportunities to answer the needs of the consumers. They regard problems not as a hindrance but as an opportunity to exercise creativity and look for the best ideas or solutions.

Creative and Intuitive

Good entrepreneurs are more than just creative people. They can take old ideas or business models and revolutionize to make them attractive to potential customers. They also understand the current trend in the market and know how to keep up with changes. They walk every path with intelligence, creativity, and intuition.

If you think you carry all these qualities, you can have a bright future with your new endeavor. Always pursue the growth of your business by reading articles or attending seminars and conferences.

About the Author

As a New York-based psychologist. Thelma Scott has conducted several seminars tackling adult autism.