Entrepreneur - en·tre·pre·neur
a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially
a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.
Do you consider yourself an entrepreneur?
You have a business online selling your creations, it could be a full time venture, part-time, a hobby, or just for fun, however you choose to run your business you are an entrepreneur!
If you have not fully embraced the fact that you are an entrepreneur, or your not ready to call yourself one, it's time to seriously consider yourself an entrepreneur!
Did you know there are ten traits that successful entrepreneurs share:
Risk taker - Being a risk taker means considering your options, knowing your business, and being ready to make changes quickly.
Has a business and personal vision - Envisioning your business from start to finish with a clear plan for how you want to succeed. This includes your personal life as well, because your vision is the foundation for your business.
Drive and determination - Having a dedication to your vision and self-motivation, will keep you working hard to grow your business.
Self-confident - People respond positively to people who are confident about what they want to achieve.
Flexible -You wear many hats as an entrepreneur, being able to change your plans, troubleshoot, and generate ideas efficiently, while produce the results you want.
Powerful communicator - Being able to listen carefully, be sensitive, and see things from your customers perspective, is key to being a powerful communicator.
Smart decision maker - An entrepreneur makes decisions and finds solutions by gathering information, and basing decisions on facts.
Action/results oriented - To be results oriented you must plan, prioritize, project, have follow through, and problem solve.
Multitasker - Be willing to do many different tasks, even those you don't like to keep your business running smoothly.
Optimistic attitude - High expectations equals success. Express gratitude for what you have rather then focusing on what you don't.
Do you have all these traits? Then you are ready for success.
If you are still struggling with the idea of being an entrepreneur or you don't practice all these traits, then it's time for some brainstorming.
Print out this worksheet to brainstorm your ideas.
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When you start thinking of yourself as an entrepreneur things will change in your business. You will work harder to achieve success, and turn your small business into a successful business.
Do you consider yourself and entrepreneur?
Interview with Timothy Adam editor of Handmadeology.com this Thursday!