Of course, one can endlessly talk about what qualities an entrepreneur should have. Well, how many people, so many opinions, we tried to collect the most popular judgments.
Communication skills. Yes, perhaps this is too obvious, but we had to note that. In order to be effective in you business you have to communicate well. Also communication skills will help you hire a good appropriate person. When youa re communicating with your business partners, you need to be clear about your expectations and to be sensitive dealing with problems.
Delegation skills. It involves ability to assign responsibility to othe rpeople in order to complete their work. You should know how to achieve balance between controling employees and allowing them to complete their job effectively.
Leadership skills. It is obvious! You should be able to motivate people to do work, to take charge, to mobilize the team.
Negotiation skills. Actually, it is close to communication skills. Through experience and practive you can improve your negotiation skills. More experience you have, better you know when and what you can say and when you don`t have to say anything.
Be a goos strategist. It means that you should be able to plan and develop strategies that will help you business to grow. It means that you should have business plan, budget, appropriate strategy even before you register a company.
Be a good decision maker. When you run your oqn busienss it means you will have to take many decisions, some of them will be crucial in order to achieve success. But even if you take a bad decision, it can also be a great opportunity if you can handle the situation the right way.
Ability to handle stress. Unfortunately if you run business stress can become your companion. If you want to have business you should accept that fact that you will have to be able to habdle stressful situations every day.
Be persuasive. You should be able to convince people to listen to you or do as you say. Without that you cannot suceed in your business. Pervasiveness may help people to realize your plans, your goals. The most common example is convincing shareholders to realize what’s best for the company.
Analytical skills. Tehcnology is developing so fast that also the need of analytical skills is increasing. It is the ability to objectively assess the present state of your business, to understand where you would like to be in the future. You should know how to gather, review, evaluate data.
Sales and Marketing Skills. These skills (from pricing and advertising to sales techniques) are very important in growing your business. You should be able to analyze your competition, the marketplace, industry trends as all this is critical to the development of your market strategy.
A businessman must have a lot of skills. And then the question arises: can one person have all of them? Of course, no! But you need to try to develop the above listed skills on a daily basis if you want to succeed in business. What skills would you like to develop in yourself?