Being an entrepreneur is not a cake walk, not only do you need devotion and necessary technical skills, there are a whole bunch of soft skills that you should possess.
Confidence is often mistaken for just a attribute. It is not just an attribute but also a skill which needs to be mastered. Entrepreneurs needs to place confidence their business ides, their selves and the in others who work for and with them. When you trust someone with their abilities, you end up encouraging them to do it better. Also, the most important part is to have confidence even when things are not going well.
2. Selling skills
One of the most important skills an entrepreneur can have is the ‘art of selling’. You will have to sell a lot- your ideas and your skills to customers, investors and potential employees. You also need to sell your your confidence, leadership, vision and values. Most importantly you sell your products/services. Being a good salesperson will means that you can convenience people who matter, that your idea and the product is the one they are looking out for.
3. This that or the other?
4. Learning skills
5. Finish what you start
6. Time management and planning
Master the skill of prioritization and planning. Planning should be done in advance and make adjustments and changes whenever required. Have retrospection meetings to look back on how the plans went. Time once gone, is never coming back, so use your time well.
An entrepreneur should have the skill to speak crisp and clear. For this your understanding of the business domain should be thorough. An entrepreneur should be ready to answer tough questions, these questions can be coming from potential investor or customers. If you fail to present an intelligent answer you might be out of a deal. And when you speak, it should reflect your enthusiasm.
Courage is the backbone of an entrepreneur. When you have courageous, you recognize the risks, but take action regardless. You accept the risk before you start and try to do what is possible to mitigate the risk while moving forward. As an entrepreneur you have to be prepared to overcome your fears and ensure they don’t keep you from reaching your potential. And trust me there will be a lot of such fearful moments.