Key Characteristics You Need to Become a Successful Entrepreneur

key characteristics of successful entrepreneurs

Here are some key characteristics you need to become a successful entrepreneur. 


Entrepreneurship isn’t as easy as one thinks. 


There are many things that are needed in an entrepreneur to become a successful entrepreneur. 


Out of these so many things one thing that has changed for good is the misconception that entrepreneurs are only born and cannot be created.


If this would have been true, then there wouldn’t have been so many huge business schools making people entrepreneurs who weren’t originally entrepreneurs.


Here we will look at some of the most important qualities that an entrepreneur must have in order to be successful in entrepreneurship. 

Self Confidence


In order to succeed anywhere in the life one needs to have self-confidence.


Self-confidence not only gives a person self-assurance that he is right but also gives him or her courage to face the unseen challenges ahead.


Often people think that self-confidence only means to assume that everything that one thinks is right and the whole God damn world is wrong.


Self-confidence depicts the confidence in ones’ abilities and endurance to bear the unbearable of the toughest situations in life.


Pro activity


One other key feature of entrepreneurs is being proactive.


As the businesses in this fast changing world have become very dynamic, it has become very difficult to see the changes come through and react.


It is not also an advisable option to react to the situations that arrive in one’s life.  


Entrepreneurs need to see the things in a very different angle.


They need to be sure of the coming things and they should be forward looking with prepared minds to be prepared and able to handle any kind of situation that may arise in their lives.






It is very important that entrepreneurs should be self-starters.


Often entrepreneurs don’t get the things done unless they need to.


Especially in cases of initiatives that need to be carried in an organization for any kind of change.


Facing change is difficult but it will become worse if you behave like a sitting duck in a pound waiting for a crocodile.


Grab the challenges and get yourself ahead of the competition be being more of an initiator rather than a freaking mindless entrepreneur only waiting for things to go wrong or do something when need may arise.




A golden trait of an entrepreneur is being self-disciplined.


It is very hard to imagine that entrepreneurs won’t be self-disciplined. 


But that is the hard fact of life and that is why most ventures fail.  


Entrepreneurs usually become lousy when they are nearing success and think that that’s it.  


But a successful entrepreneur is the one who doesn’t lapse in efforts and is consistent with his efforts the way he uses to put in efforts before. 


Many individuals want to start their own business for the reason of getting rid of dominating bosses.


In addition, they also do not want to work for eight hours a day and just look at the computer monitor.


But even if you do have the burning desire to have a business of your own…


Not everyone is blessed with the key characteristics that an entrepreneur has to be successful.


Before you go ahead and start burning your path through a success business, it is important to take a closer look at yourself to determine if you have the qualities listed below.


Money as your capital

Money as your capital


Money is one of the most important factors that you need to consider if you want to start your own business.


Even if you are just planning to with your collection of bookmarks.


Even if you want to sell cheap bookmarks.


You will need an extra amount of money.


You won’t just be needing money for the equipment and materials but you also have to have funds for marketing expenses, like making banners for your bookmarks store, among other things.


Also, you will need to set aside enough money to provide for you and your family during the initial start-up period for your business.


Ask or consult with other similar businesses and find out how long it took them to become feasible in the marketplace.

Self-driven personality


This is the main characteristic that an entrepreneur must possess.


Being self-driven separates you from an employee.


If you are like this, you are a true blooded entrepreneur.


A true entrepreneur has an innovative mind and the will to make it happen.


They are able to think of an idea and carry it out without any prodding from someone else.


If you have this particular character, then you may be able to succeed in your own business.

Willing to stay up later than anyone else


A business person who wants to succeed in any business endeavor is willing to work more than the required hours for a regular employee.


When you have your own business, you carry a load of responsibility on your shoulders and you will often end up working longer hours than the normal salaried employee.


If you like what you are doing and if your business is financially rewarding, then you may not mind putting in a lot of extra hours and working when other people are resting.


Once again, there is no right or wrong here.


It is just a question of looking deeply at yourself and finding out what you are best cut out to do.


Family assistance

Family assistance


No one would love to back you up and support your endeavor than your family.


Your family will be there for you through thick and thin.


They must also be very willing to understand you’re being late going home and adopt your busy schedule as your daily routine.


Owning a business entails, a lot of responsibility and risk.


Explain to your loved ones that you need their support as early as in the first stage and it would not be too difficult for them to understand you during the birth pains.

Owning a business is your heart’s desire


This is very significant.


You should love what you do, and your heart and passion must be into it for you to be successful.


Starting a business is not a game that you can quit by tomorrow.


If you really don’t like what you are doing, you will find it hard to get the inspiration and drive that is required for such a task.


That’s why, the ideal business that you should venture to should be one where you have some prior knowledge and something which you enjoy doing.


Think of these things before you get anything started with your business.


Or maybe being a salaried employee is not such a bad thing after all.


The strength of your entrepreneur focus will determine your success.

Do you have a vision of what you want to realize?

Are you willing to do what it takes to achieve it?

The key to success is to start building an entrepreneur mind-set and develop the qualities that lead to entrepreneur success.

Drive and determination

Drive and determination 

Do you hold the necessary drive and determination? 

Do you normally push yourself forward until you have accomplished whatever you set out to do? 

Or do you need regular motivating? 

If you realize that you need to constantly motivate yourself then you need to discover ways to do that on a daily basis.

Time is too precious yet most people wait for another time before they achieve something… 

Become a today person and set out your daily lists of action plans that you will complete that day. 

Spend five minutes in the morning and imagine your end goal, picture having the success that you are working for, and realize what you need to do today to move quicker to your goals.


Do you believe that you will reach your goals? 

Or does your belief wander on a daily basis? 

We all live to our beliefs, whether they are empowering ones or negative ones. 

We are what we believe we are, and we live our lives according to our beliefs. 

By strengthening your core beliefs, you will set yourself on a more positive course. 

Assess your beliefs and start to believe in yourself more. 

If you do not believe in yourself how can you expect someone else to believe in you? 

Focus your mind on positive thoughts and build your self-confidence. 

We build self-confidence by actually doing something that is in line with our beliefs. 

By knowing that your goals are in line with your beliefs and by taking constant daily action for their attainment you will automatically build your self-confidence. 

Entrepreneur focus is building on your ambition, creating more drive and determination and moving your life forwards in line with your beliefs. 

Starting an online business is just part of the story, you have to work on you so that you will become the person you need to be to be an entrepreneur success. 

Work on your personal goals, build your vision and every day move closer to the realization of your goals. 

When you invest time and money in a new business you have to invest in yourself at the same time.

Every business in the world is run by an entrepreneur, at least at the initial stages.  

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So what key characteristics do you have to be a successful entrepreneur?  

I’d love to hear it in the comments below… 

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Maria Barina is a mother and grandmother who worked for the NYC Board of Education as Laboratory Specialist Bio/GS for 26yrs till the age of 56. Her husband, after 37 of marriage, passed away from Lung Cancer. She came to myEmpirePRO to seek guidance on how to get freedom that an online business can provide. Freedom to her is being able to do what she wants, when she wants to and to show others they can do the same to. Since she done that she is able to do this by working anywhere she goes and became a mobile-prenuer

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