Many people think about starting their own business, but not all of them take the step from thought to action. There are many skills that are essential to have if you want to become a business success, and two of the most important are perseverance and a love of hard work. A recent study by Inc.com looked at some of the attributes needed to become an entrepreneur. Here, Glowing Global review this study, and assess the advantages of running your own business.
“Becoming an entrepreneur is a life changing decision, and one that can bring a host of benefits to your life and those around you”, said Ricco Katona, director of Glowing Global. “Many people already have the skills needed to be a success in business. Why use those skills to help someone else get rich, when you could be working for yourself and directly benefiting from the results of your labours?”
The study emphasises the importance of having a business minded personality. Two of the traits that make up this personality are an enthusiasm for hard work, and a willingness to take risks. Starting a business, and then maintaining and growing it, takes a lot of time and dedication. It may be possible to start it whilst still doing other work, but if it’s going to be a success, then you need to commit to it completely. Entrepreneurs have to be ready to work long and unsociable hours, and forego holidays and things that had been taken for granted. For business people who do put the hard work in, the rewards can be excellent.
Another essential attribute for an entrepreneur is perseverance. Your business, especially in its infancy, will be dependent upon the actions of others who you have no control over, from suppliers to retailers. Inevitably, there will be moments when things turn out differently to how you’d imagined, and you’ll have to stare adversity in the face. A successful entrepreneur has to have a strong determination to succeed, allied to enormous self belief and perseverance. If you have these skills then setbacks become temporary, whilst successes are permanent.
“When you start out in business it’s impossible to know what’s awaiting you”, said Ricco Katona. “If you are hard working and determined, you have every chance of becoming a winner in business. There are experts out there who will help your fledgling business take flight, and ensure that you go from strength to strength. It’s never too soon to make your business dream a reality.”
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