One of the best-selling books of the decade is Steve Jobs’ biography. The success is partly due to the popularity of the Apple brand, but also because of a growing fascination of ‘the entrepreneur’. Suddenly it seems that everyone wants to be one. So what are the makings of a good entrepreneur?
Entrepreneurs are committed and determined.Armed with a positive attitude and the grit to take tough decisions, entrepreneurs face challenges head on.
Entrepreneurs are confident, not arrogant.
While believing in their business, successful entrepreneurs listen to customers and often have mentors. They hire people who are more competent at some business aspects than they are. They are not intimidated by others, in fact, they welcome expertise.
Entrepreneurs don’t hesitate.
Entrepreneurs know that timing is essential. They know instinctively if you wait too long, others will beat you to market. So they jump in, boots an all, and learn as they go along. The advice you’ll hear most often from entrepreneurs is not to wait, but to start as soon as you can.
Entrepreneurs are not put off by the economic climate.
Entrepreneurs know that a company that can weather the storms, will thrive when conditions get better.
Entrepreneurs find solutions.
Although some aspects of running a business might be terrifying, especially if you don’t have the technical know-how, entrepreneurs know that there are scalable solutions that can help with aspects such as website building, marketing and payroll management.
Steve Jobs was not a particularly good inventor, but he did anticipate customer desires long before anyone else and created products that would satisfy and delight customers. Entrepreneurs who see opportunity when it arises, the persistence to build on that vision and the energy to grow continuously, will be successful.
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