In a recent edition of Irish Entrepreneur magazine, Kevin Kelly named what he saw at the top attributes of a successful Entrepreneur. Kelly is an Internationally Acclaimed Motivational Speaker and authority on entrepreneurship. Read on to find out how you can be a top entrepreneur in the coming year.
Clarity – it is integral for an entrepreneur to know exactly what is going on in his/her company. Key aspects to know about your business include the business sector the company belongs to, the aspects of the product/service the company is selling which makes it different to competitors, the vision and aims for the company, the values and corporate responsibilities of the company. Being certain of what you want for your company and how your company should be performing means that you will make the right and appropriate decisions and be able to effectively lead your company to success.
Adopter/Adapter – Franchise Focus recently wrote that social networking is the way forward and Kelly writes that “Community is King” in the world on entrepreneurship. He writes that a successful entrepreneur will adopt and adapt to new technology and changes. To see how Franchise Direct has reacted to new changes in online activity – visit our Facebook Group “Become a Entrepreneur Through Franchising” and LinkedIn Group “Franchise Roundtable”. Become a member and meet fellow entrepreneurs from around the world.
Creative – Kelly claims that the key to success is the exceptional deliverance of an ordinary service. This involves creativity and innovation. As an entrepreneur, you need to be constantly thinking outside the box and brainstorming ideas to improve your company.
Authentic – Recruiting talented people means that your company can evolve with changes within the industry and constantly be able to offer a new and better service. Trusting in your talented staff is important in the overall performance and innovation of your company.
Action – Kelly advises Carpe Diem! The company that is constantly moving and changing is the one that will survive. Staying stuck in a rut is just going to let your company drown this year. Especially during these tough economic times, rising to the moment and acting on issues or problems will be the feature that will divide the entrepreneurs who fail and the ones who succeed.
Incorporating these characteristics into your business practice will mean that your company will perform better and as we approve a tough year ahead for the economy, it will mean that your company will be among the survivors.