7 Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

David Cummings on Startups

Everyone loves to pontificate about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, myself included. There’s no one “right” answer but rather many different traits, that when combined, result in great outcomes. Here are the seven most common characteristics I’ve observed about successful entrepreneurs:

  • Forward-looking – able to anticipate trends, opportunities, and future organizational challenges
  • Hard working – they love putting in the hours and realizing a sense of satisfaction when accomplishing goals
  • Passionate – true enthusiasm and energy around the work that they do
  • Opinionated – ready and willing to take a stand for how they believe things should be done
  • Confident – when someone looks you in the eye and tells you they can do it, even if it’s far fetched, you’re more likely to believe them
  • Resourceful – when there are so many unknowns, it takes unique talent to put everything together on the fly
  • Positive –…

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