from Linked In 20 June 14 enhanced by Peter/CXO Wiz4biz
All great business women have some things in common – the positive qualities that assist them in propelling anything they touch to success. Women have become strong in the business world and are making success stories everyday. The modern woman has become part of the economic wheel and her investment ideas & business opinions are highly valuable. If you are planning to be an entrepreneur in the near future, or you are already running a business, you should know the characteristics that make a successful entrepreneur. This is what the leaders in business possess:
Ambition. To be a successful woman in business, you need to have a clear Vision. Achieving great things is important and your Vision should be ambitious, but attainable & realistic. Having a vision is simply not enough; it is just a part of the deal. You should have the “drive” to pull resources together and build the energy you need to “drive” a business to achieve set goals within a specified time. You should look around to check for new technology, advice & any type of information that will fuel your strategies and take your business to the next level.
Confidence. To fit in the shoes of a modern successful businesswoman, you should have a great amount of self confidence – believe in your skills and use your abilities to build a strong business empire. Doubting yourself is natural, but instead of dwelling on it, focus on your strengths to boost your confidence. You should not personalize any criticisms or mistakes; instead, use them as feedback & lessons to make better decisions next time.
Open-Minded. Though you should be confident in what you believe in, creating room for other people’s opinions is crucial in succeeding. Do not be too self-reliant that you cannot seek professional help or listen to advice from someone else. Whatever they are offering might be valuable to your operations. Instead of ignoring their advice & opinions, be confident enough to analyze their ideas for usefulness in your business. A confident businesswoman should take risks, make bold decisions, be responsible, analyze poor judgment & mistakes, explore new business opportunities, adapt to a new environment then move forward.
Innovative. To be a successful entrepreneur, you need the energy & boldness of creating new strategies, and plans to replace a weak status quo. Use both traditional & modern methods of doing business to create a twist that works for your business. As much as it is good to be innovative yourself, you should also look out for other talented people. Accept that there are people with better ideas and listen to them for the sake of your business. Smart entrepreneurs accept that the best way to take a business forward is by combining the efforts & abilities of different people to create a stronger team.
Be Willing to Learn. Though you should be bold in your opinions & decisions, you must be willing & ready to accept change. The world is changing every day and if you are not keeping up with change, your business will lag behind. You should be willing to embrace new technology that works towards making your business better. Learn on how to use different methods in bettering your company, but don’t wait until it is too late. To survive in the business world, you must be willing to work extra hard and most importantly, “work smart”. Use the above characteristics to assure your success.
Comments: Do you have any other ideas for Female Entrepreneurs?