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Revealed: The Qualities Of A Successful Entrepreneur

Revealed: The Qualities Of A Successful Entrepreneur

If you are the kind of person who has an interest in business and the desire to succeed, then this is for you. There are many new businesses started the world over every day. The truth is, however, that only some of them will really succeed. If you are interested in starting your own business, then it helps to know what successful entrepreneurs have in common. The truth is, no two people are the same. But there are some qualities which the most successful business owners do share. If you are keen to place yourself in that kind of role, then it might be helpful to study what those qualities are. Then, you can try to cultivate them in yourself. Without further ado, then, let’s take a look at those top qualities.


For a business to really get going, you need to think on your feet. This doesn’t just mean originality (although that is also essential). It is also about being able to properly plan for the future. After all, in the world of business, you never know quite what might happen. Those people who seem to be good at thinking on their feet have usually just planned out all possible scenarios. That might sound extreme, but that is the kind of obsessive single-mindedness that you need to succeed. If you are keen for your business to do well, you need to always be thinking about what’s next and what you might have to do.


Persistence is something which you not only should have but must have if you want your business to do well in the long run. Ultimately, it is this quality above all else which marks out the successful business person from the rest. In the early days, you should be persistent about the financial direction of the company. You should have your finger in as many pies as possible. That way, you are simultaneously providing backup support for the business. This is useful for just in case something terrible happens. Keep a list of the best loans and grants, and update it regularly. Play Huge Lottos with your spare cash, just in case you happen to win. Those who succeed are those who keep trying regardless of what happens.


If you are keen for your business to do as well as possible, then you need to be as focused as you can be. This is something which actually takes quite a lot of energy. As such, it is essential that you take proper care of yourself in all the traditional ways. After all, that is how you get yourself to a position where you can be focused all the time. This level of focus is often the difference between success and failure, so it can’t be ignored. When you are on point the whole time, you are much less likely to make a mistake which could negatively affect your business. That is definitely something which any business owner would find useful to cultivate.

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    Kunbi Tinuoye
    Kunbi Tinuoye
    Kunbi Tinuoye is the founder and CEO of UrbanGeekz. Previously, she worked as a News Correspondent for NBC’s theGrio. Prior, she was a senior broadcast journalist for the BBC in London. Tinuoye currently sits on the SXSW Pitch Advisory Board and CES Conference Advisory Board. She is a key player in the Atlanta tech startup ecosystem and serves as a mentor for Comcast NBCUniversal’s The Farm Accelerator. Tinuoye has received several awards and accolades, including being honored with a Resolution from the Georgia Legislative.