There is no such thing as a set entrepreneurial personality; anyone can acquire the required knowledge and skills. Core competencies include entrepreneurship skills, business development skills, interactive skills and skill in creating contacts with customers, other entrepreneurs and actors, such as distribution channels. You must be constantly willing to learn new things and develop these skills further.
Firm intentions and a business idea are important for entrepreneurship. In addition, entrepreneurs often have some of the following personal characteristics:
willingness to take risks
Signs of performance motivation often include characteristics such as initiative, perseverance, responsibility and high self-esteem. In the beginning, an entrepreneur´s income rarely corresponds to the amount of work, so you will need performance motivation and faith in yourself.
Innovativeness may mean the ability to react creatively and do things in unconventional ways. If you do not consider yourself particularly innovative, you may find the necessary innovation in partners or through networks.
Willingness to take risks is indicated by the ability to tolerate uncertainty and the readiness to take risks related to income, time management and coping. Risk-taking, however, should be calculated and controlled, as excessive risk-taking increases the probability of failure.
Independence is essential for an entrepreneur. As an entrepreneur, you will make decisions independently and often alone. A new entrepreneur must be prepared to take the initiative independently, and often work as such offers the entrepreneur a major possibility for self-fulfilment. If heavy personal responsibility feels daunting, team-based entrepreneurship could be a workable model for you.
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