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The Key Traits Any Entrepreneur Should Have

The Key Traits Any Entrepreneur Should HaveStarting your own business certainly isn’t easy, and it takes a certain type of person to succeed as an entrepreneur. While there’s no one personality type that defines an entrepreneur, there are some specific traits that can help a business owner to find success in a competitive market. These traits include:

A willingness to embrace new technology

Technology has become a major part of our world today, so an entrepreneur should always be aware of what’s new and what’s changing. This allows them to pick up on new tools that could improve their business. Video interviewing capabilities, for example, can make the hiring process much easier, giving entrepreneurs access to a wider range of talent without having to pay these people to come in for an in-person conversation.

A passion for what they do

When you own your own business, your hours are no longer just 9-5. If you don’t really love what you’re doing, you’re quickly going to burn out and become overwhelmed. The best entrepreneurs are those who are highly passionate about their work. They believe in the reason for their business and are eager to share that message with others.

Focusing on the customer’s needs, not just your own

It’s great to create a product you love and believe in, but if there’s no real need for it, your business will be short-lived. In order to create a company that lasts, analyze current needs in the world and respond to them. It’s much easier to develop a product that you know customers will already be interested in buying, as opposed to having to explain to them why they need what you’re offering.

The ability to promote without being obnoxious

If no one knows your product exists, they won’t buy it. At the same time, if you’re constantly beating people over the head with information, they’ll quickly tire of you and your offerings. A good entrepreneur is able to promote their business without being over the top. It’s a fine line, and they toe it carefully.

What are some of the traits you think every good entrepreneur must have? Let us know in the comments!

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Lauren Levine

Lauren Levine is a copywriter/blogger who contributes to a number of magazines and websites including The Frisky, USA Today, and others. She also authors her own blog called Life with Lauren. She loves cooking, anything on the E! network, and is trying to convince herself that running isn't so bad.

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