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Starting a Business

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Qualities That Will Help You Succeed

Are you the right kind of person to operate your own business?

Successful entrepreneurs have one thing in common passion for what they do.

Starting a business takes passion because it takes time, energy and perseverance. But passion brings other characteristics with it. Do you have what it takes to run your own business?

  • Passion for your work.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Initiative.
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Flexibility.
  • Self-awareness.
  • Humility part 1: Willingness to ask for help.
  • Humility part 2: You find people to do the things you cannot do yourself.
  • Leadership.
  • Creativity.
  • Self-discipline.
  • Financial discipline.
  • Good communications skills.

Some of these characteristics will be more or less important for you, depending on your line of business. Seek qualities you lack in those who will work closely with you. Look for balance.

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