To be an entrepreneur means to as Beyonce says “Free Your Mind….and the Rest will Follow”.  Possibilities for how to navigate your business will depend on the ability of its leader to problem solve and critically think throughout the journey.  There are so many challenges and barriers but the outcome of success is so worthwhile.  There is not manual, no school, no single person that will tell you what you need to do to be successful.  You will need to figure it out as you go along.  Your ability to make decisions will be the key to whether or not you are successful.  There are certain qualities that will make a leader more successful:

  • Positive Attitude/”Can Do” Attitude
  • Listener
  • Recognizes Talent
  • Technically Astute
  • Customer Friendly
  • Strong Network
  • Partners who want to see you succeed
  • Proven record for success
  • Strong reputation for doing what you say you are going to do

Most importantly, People need to be able to trust you.  People may be your friend but will not do business with you if they do not trust you.  Let us know what your experiences as an entrepreneur are.  We’d love to hear from you!