Do You Have What it Takes to Be Successful in Business?

Do you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? Just as a soldier would not go to war unprepared and untrained, an entrepreneur should also be prepared before starting a business! Otherwise, you just might end up frustrated with what is happening in your shop because you just could not seem to make profit no matter how hard you try.

We share here some of the skills and characteristics of successful entrepreneurs that you have to develop or improve to ensure your success.

Creative and Innovative

If you are set to start a business that has a number of similar businesses in competition, you can still find your niche even if you are a newcomer as long as you can find new ways to re-invent the products or services you offer as well as ensure that your customers love visiting your shop.

Thanks to your creativity and new innovations, you will soon find new customers visiting the shop or old ones returning to enjoy what you can offer.


We insist that you become independent if you want this to work but do not shut off your support system (family and friends) because they are the ones who will cheer and encourage you (and avail of the goods you offer, too).


By being independent, you will less likely risk having lots of friends and family with credit tabs (which might take them forever to pay…) on your store!


In doing business, understand that there are certain risks involved. Be a risk-taker but map out your plans and understand the risks involved before jumping into this decision. Since this might only give you a 50-50 chance of winning, do not put all your money into that risky option until you are sure that you are on the right track.

Knows How to Negotiate

If you know how to negotiate, then the business world will be a much better place for you. When opting for a lease, you can try negotiating with the leaser/owner for lower rates and better benefits.


By being well-organized, you will be able to track everything that happens in your business – up to the last centavo!


This trait could also help you have a better, more presentable business for your clients because you wouldn’t have to fumble about looking for stuff they wanted because everything is in the right place and you/your staff know where they are supposed to be.


Hard work and determination can help make your business a huge success! And just as the saying goes, “If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again!”

So, do you have what it takes to be successful in business? Don’t worry if you don’t have all these characteristics. The challenge here is to be hardworking and innovative because with these two, we’re quite sure you will find a way to grow your business and improve on the other skills/characteristics for the success of your endeavors…

Joy Adalia

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