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Developing Entrepreneurial Traits Early in Your Career

There are more young entrepreneurs than ever before. With advances in advertising and marketing, it’s easier to make a presence online without spending major funds to do so. It should come as no surprise that the time is right to own your own business. Most young entrepreneurs already know that there’s more to being a great business leader than having interpersonal skills, but it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what those entrepreneurial traits are. Read on to find out more about what makes a great entrepreneur and how a business advisor can assist in the development of those skills:

1. A Keen Eye for Detail

It’s important for a young entrepreneur to keep their eyes on the big prize, but there can’t be enough said for always making sure that you pay attention to the little things. Write a thank you letter to a client for choosing your company or send flowers to an ill co worker’s mother. Maintaining a sense of duty to those around you and keeping up with the small details can make a huge impact. Having a keen eye for details means always having a sense of empathy. What would you expect of others if you were in their shoes?

2. Sense of Humor

In a world full of pressure and stress, being able to laugh at yourself is one of the best ways to keep your head above water. It can also help boost morale in times of struggle, which means rebounding even stronger when the bad times are over.

3. Unquenchable Curiosity

The best entrepreneurs never lose their sense of wonder for the field that they’re in. Whether it’s attending conferences or reading the latest self-help resources for business owners, you have to be willing to stay on top of the market, even if it’s deciding that the newest trends aren’t right for your business. A willingness to put the time and energy into being a lifelong learner can be developed through one-on-ones with your business advisor.

4. Passion

Perhaps the most difficult entrepreneurial trait to learn is passion for your field. It may seem hard to believe that anyone would open a business in a market that they’re no passionate about, but it certainly happens. Don’t fall into that trap. Without passion, you’re just going through the motions.

5. Remaining Humble

Sometimes, it’s best if you’re not the smartest person in the room. Recognizing that you have a lot to learn from the people around you is one of the best ways to continue to grow in your field. It’s impossible to become the perfect entrepreneur, but staying humble and accepting help from those who have been in your shoes can get you far closer than assuming that you’ve already reached your zenith. Additionally, it creates opportunities to develop new relationships with other business leaders.

Julie Keyes, of KeyeStrategies, invites you to learn more about what business advisors can do for all the young entrepreneurs out there looking to make their mark on the business world. Read more about the services we offer, and when you’re ready, head over to the contact page to schedule your consultation. 

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Julie Keyes
Julie Keyes

Founder & Owner at KeyeStrategies, LLC

Julie is a Certified Exit Planning Adviser and Value Growth Advisor with 30+ years of experience. She works with business owners who seek to understand and maximize their exit and critical transition options.