Ten Characteristics Common To Highly Effective Entrepreneurs

Starting a business is no easy. Anyone who tells you it’s not is either lying or has never actually started one themselves. The hours are long, sacrifices are great and you are assailed with new problems and challenges every day with seemingly no end. If you don’t have the constitution to weather these things, your business could implode on you faster than it started.

Clearly, entrepreneurship is not for everyone. But how do you know whether it’s for you? You should start by asking yourself what it takes to be a leader because, for the most part, you’ll be doing a lot of the work up front by yourself. If you can’t lead yourself through startup, chances are you won’t likely be able to lead your business and future employees through growth and on to success.

Wondering if you have what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur? What separates those who launch and grow successful companies from less successful peers? What trait do entrepreneurs like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Lawrence Ellison and Richard Branson have that the ordinary entrepreneurs don’t? The Thugs know it all. Check out this SlideShare presentation from ThugStart.com

Successful entrepreneurs were not born with these Characteristics, they developed them over time. You can also develop these Characteristics if only you are willing.

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