5 Characteristics of Entrepreneurs

By | 2012-02-01T00:00:08+00:00 February 1st, 2012|Archive|

There is the old saying, you are either meant to be a leader or a follower. Whether you believe this is true or not, there are similarities in the traits that powerful leaders possess. These characteristics help shape new companies, change the status quo, and create new products.

Play Well with Others

If you are the boss man, chances are you have people working under you. As an entrepreneur, building a top-notch team is vital. You may have the urge to micro-manage and handle every aspect of your business, but a true leader knows when to delegate tasks to others.

Be An Expert

Getting to the top when you first start at the bottom is challenging. Having a competitive edge puts you ahead of everyone else. Being a genius in your business does everything for your reputation. Instead of asking others for the answers, people will come to you. This makes you invaluable.


Along with being an expert, you should strive for perfection. This doesn’t mean that if you or your company makes a mistake, that it equals failure. On the contrary; A business or boss that can pick themselves back up after a mistake is the true sign of a leader. The way you handle a crisis says everything about the longevity and strength you possess as a leader.

Staying Ahead of the Curve

Try new technology, research new techniques, and stay educated. Entrepreneurs stop at nothing, and do everything they can so they can get that much closer to success. By staying ahead of the curve, leaders are able to create a business that people can trust and follow.

Love What You Do

If you are head-over-heels, infatuated, butterflies-in-your-stomach in love with your job, chances are you get excited to start the work day. The more you like it, the more you will put into it.

Do you see these traits in someone you admire? Would you add/subtract anything from this list? Discuss in the comments!

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