Research has shown that there are certain qualities commonly found amongst successful business people.
A typical entrepreneur will have the following key qualities:
Self-confidence – a self-belief and passion about your product or service – your enthusiasm should win people over to your ideas.
Self-determination – a belief that the outcome of events are down to your own actions, rather than based on external factors or other people’s actions.
Being a self-starter – the ability to take the initiative, work independently and to develop your ideas.
Judgement – the ability to be open-minded when listening to other people’s advice, while bearing in mind your objectives for the business.
Commitment – the willingness to make personal sacrifices through long hours and loss of leisure time.
Perseverance – the ability to continue despite setbacks, financial insecurity and exposure to risk.
Initiative – the ability to be resourceful and proactive, rather than adopting a passive “wait and see” approach.
By Business Link