What does an entrepreneur do and what kind of skills do I need?

What does an Entrepreneur do, you ask?

Most commonly, they begin their own businesses. They start with an idea, develop it, design it, produce it, market it and then, hopefully, they sell it. Although starting from scratch and building a business from the ground up appeals to some people, you may choose to buy or add to an existing business or even take over a family business. There are also careers available, upon graduation, for those who have earned their Bachelor’s degrees in Entrepreneurship such as, positions in Business Management, Human Resources or Marketing .

What skill sets would I need to become a successful entrepreneur?

Many entrepreneurs believe that the most important factor that will determine their level of success with a startup relates to their overall experience and skills in the niche area. However, the most successful entrepreneurs have developed a certain set of skills that have helped them reach their goals. While you definitely need nerve and patience to launch and run a new business, you also need to focus on nurturing these seven critical skills that are integral to your future success in very important ways.

  • Ambition
  • Ability to Listen
  • Willingness to Learn
  • Creativity
  • Assertiveness and Confidence
  • Courage and Risk Taking

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