Entrepreneurs are a unique group of people who are defined as people who start, organize and manage any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.
On the other hand Entrepreneurship has been defined as the process of designing, launching and running a new business, which typically begins as a small business, such as a startup company, offering a product, process or service for sale or hire.
Below are some of the traits that are good indicators that you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur:
These kinds of people tend to see opportunities out of every situation like during a crisis, national and public events.
For example, you may walk into a ruined building and instead try to evaluate its worth and see what can be made out of it, despite its current state.
2. Have an entrepreneurial background
Many have a family history with one or both parents having been self-employed. Having grown up in such a family, it’s likely for you to venture into business once you are all grown up. Reason being you have seen the benefits of business and got advice from parents about the venture or maybe have participated in their business at some point.
Most entrepreneurs are very optimistic. They trust in their own abilities, qualities, and judgment. This means that they believe that nothing is impossible and when they do it they do it to the best of their ability.
You have the ability to create unlikely partnerships from out of nowhere because of your ability to connect with people. In addition to this, such people are able to convince customers into buying goods or services that maybe have never heard of them before. This is because you are a logical thinker with ideas about how to correct problems and offer the best goods and services.
There will be times when one can spend an excessive amount of time and not make a single coin. In most cases, some business providers offer services voluntarily; expecting nothing in return, and end up being very successful. It is the passion towards the business that keeps them going.
6. Resistant to authority
Successful entrepreneurs had always been lousy employees and probably have been fired severally because of breaking rules at their work places. In most cases you want to be in command and like overseeing things even if you aren’t in charge. This is a clear indication that you would do better being an own boss.
7. Prefer Casual wear to work
Most of your wardrobe consists of T-shirts, jeans and snickers. For such people they find putting on a suit very hard and only wear them if need be. They like maintaining that casual look despite them maybe being directors and managers in their companies.
They have a mind of an economist in that they are up to date with matters national and international finance and commercial sectors, as well as in the public sector, for instance, in health and education sectors, or even in politics.
Any time before engaging in an action they have to look into factors like distance, time and above all expenditure. They ensure that with all the above combined, there is maximization of profit.
This means that you don’t give up on a project until it’s completed. Despite going through challenges during the project, you are determined to finish it off successfully.
10. A people person
You should have no problem communicating with people and should be easily likeable especially to your customers.
11. Think outside of the box
You find yourself thinking way ahead of what others are doing and have to contribute for the market. For instance other business people are selling a certain brand of cologne; you could opt to bring a different type mostly what’s new in the market. To be precise you should be unpredictable in terms of your business patterns.
12. Adapt easily to change
As an entrepreneur, you should know how quickly things can change. Thus, you should be ready and willing to make adjustments.
Well there you have it even if you don’t have all the above traits right now; you’ll probably develop more of them with time. Being an entrepreneur is a lifestyle not dictated by one particular job.