Since Voice of Reason Consulting’s tag line is, “We Turn Business Owners into CEO’s”, you can easily imagine that I was quite intrigued with this video and article by James Stephenson listing the “25 Common Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs”.
Stephenson maintains that there are certain musts that business owners have to develop and implement for their business to succeed. I’ve taken the liberty to reorder the list in what I think are the most important traits to have.
I’m curious what you think. Must a successful entrepreneur have all of these traits at once? Which ones are most important? I look forward to hearing your comments.
- Do what you enjoy.
- Take what you do seriously.
- Invest in yourself.
- Take time off.
- Get involved.
- Manage money wisely.
- Master the art of negotiations.
- Get and stay organized.
- Plan everything.
- Follow-up constantly.
- Be accessible.
- Become known as an expert.
- Build a rock-solid reputation.
- Limit the number of hats you wear.
- Build a top-notch business team.
- Grab attention.
- Project a positive business image.
- Create a competitive advantage.
- Level the playing field with technology.
- Design your workspace for success.
- Remember it’s all about the customer.
- Get to know your customers.
- Become a shameless self-promoter (without becoming obnoxious).
- Sell benefits.
- Ask for the sale.