Entrepreneurs Corner : What It Takes to Be A Successful Entrepreneur

    What It Takes to Be A Successful                            Entrepreneur 

I remember how excited I was to start my business, and gain the 'CEO' title, little did I know that there was more to becoming a successful entrepreneur. At a point I felt probably, this entrepreneurship thing is not for me, until I came across the following attributes below ;

1) Be Educated : the importance of education cannot be underestimated for an entrepreneur because for someone who wants to design, launch or run a business either small/large scale has to be intellectually, morally and socially sound.

2) Be Ready : know what you want to produce, why you want to produce and who will produce for (your target market). Carry out surveys/analysis for your start-up business, like SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Threat) or environment analysis (both internal or external),  but please don't sleep on it.

3) Be Bold : at first you might be wondering, "How can I achieve this or how possible is it." The truth is these questions can't be answered if you don't start ! Remember, you're a leader, and you can't afford to be timid or kill those beautiful dreams because of your fears. Yes !, you'll make mistakes, you'll fail at some points but to be a successful entrepreneur, you need to face obstacles and conquer them.

4) Be Patient : hmmmm, now this is where the adage, " Slow and steady wins the race" comes to play. You really need to understand that it's a process, and it's you take one step at a time.

5) Be Honest :Brian Tracy, an international, speaker and author said, “There are no moral shortcuts in the game of business or life." “There are, basically, three kinds of people, the unsuccessful, the temporarily successful, and those who become and remain successful. The difference is character.”
So my dear entrepreneur honesty cannot be ignored as one of the important attributes of a successful entrepreneur.


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