An entrepreneur comes in all shapes and sizes, anyone can be an entrepreneur but it takes a tad more to be a good entrepreneur. But don’t let that put you off, it’s not brain science, actually most good entrepreneurs all have a few things in common, you may even possess some of these characteristics already. Let’s take a look…
So first up is passion! Obvious maybe, but a lot of entrepreneurs start businesses for the wrong reasons, whether that be for monetary gain or through having a particular skill in something, but without passion there is naturally a limit to your product/ service lifespan. Passion sees you through from the beginning to the end and is incredibly important when seeking out investment. If you do not love your product, how can you expect anyone else too? You can single out a passionate person from someone that lacks passion very quickly as they are usually extremely motivated, constantly looking for ways to improve their business and themselves.
Another trait of a good entrepreneur is someone that is personable, someone that can hold a conversation and has a knack for selling their product or service to others. A good entrepreneur believes in their craft and will find it thrilling to make others believe in it also. This trait comes naturally through their passion. You will see as we continue that many of these traits and characteristics rely on each other to form what is a good entrepreneur.
Determination is another trait that is crucial. Not being defeated by criticism and pushing through setbacks is important when it comes to entrepreneurship. A good entrepreneur will not let these things negatively impact them or their business, rather they will always look on the brighter side and see all criticism as constructive criticism and a way to grow. Determination is all about having a backbone and persevering.
Lastly, but certainly not least is competitiveness. Most successful companies rely on competition to grow and change as the market shifts. Constantly staying relevant in a forever changing market is incredibly important when it comes to being a good entrepreneur. A good entrepreneur recognises that competition is a good thing and also recognises that they can do the job better than anyone else can operating in their field.
All of the above points are valid and contribute to what can be described as a good entrepreneur, having said that, the main quality of every good entrepreneur is one who always seeks betterment. Who will successfully achieve their goals and then crave more thereafter. With that being said, if you are someone that wants to become an entrepreneur or if you have just begun that journey take heed of these factors and live by them, stick by them and then gladly reap the rewards thereafter.