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Thoughts About Entrepreneurship

Central to being an entrepreneur is the question of what truly is an entrepreneur and what makes one.

If you asked business experts some decades ago, the very thing that makes an entrepreneurs would be given on a capsule-like definition. This person must be a male, an only child in the family, should atleast be35 to 45 years old at the time of venturing into the business, must have a masters degree in business courses, must be a Protestant, a son of a poor family and must have worked in his childhood days.

They're right, entrepreneurs truly must be developed and raised in certain environments that would elicit responses applicable for becoming a risk taker, an organizer and a team builder. Add some touches of good character and faith in himself, his people and his Overseer, the person is sure to go up the ladder of businesses. And never forget, he must have some good streak of luck and fortune that would push him to brave the risks.

Now, if you do not fit in this stereotypical representation, should you get worried? Of course you must not. Hardly any of these are true factors to becoming an effective entrepreneur.

Nonetheless, recent research and keen observations in the lives of successful entrepreneurs indicate that they seem to have some common denominators that make them successful. If you are worried that you lack any of them then you can make ways in acquiring some of those factors and get the advantage of many things.

Though arguments may present various contradictions to the indicators, the fact is, we never can actually give exact measurements on what would work and what would not. Well, other people choose to focus more on the qualities that the entrepreneur don't have and those that do not apply. Others find links from those that are commonly present in many and those that are exceptionally effective for most. On whatever grounds we delve, there should always be some hints that we can gather.

The common denominators
Handworkers- people in entrepreneurship are almost always the hard workers unless they stand up and work some things out, they can never become entrepreneurs. Not only should they be prepared on what lays their grounds in staring their own business, they must also have the good training prior to staring their company. It his is critical since no lazy oafs can become tycoons overnight.

Motivators- entrepreneurs are normally characterized by their ability to build team spirit and to become effective organizers. Thus, they have to have the power to motivate both his team and himself. They must carry motivation to achieve which is almost similar to believing and hoping for something better. This fall to be one of the most common quality entrepreneurs have. They never aim for the third rank nor the second. Their place, they believe is the first.

Leadership- staring a business entail the risk of falling to uncertainties and failures. Going through all these require much of leadership skills. The group can't go anywhere without a good leader to tap them when they fall.

The lack to fill
Excessive risk taker- though entrepreneurship demands that one should be willing to take risks, overestimating one's potentials in taking risks can prove to be very destructive. Optimism is good but overly positive people die early in the world of starting businesses.

Compulsive gambling- gambling is part of entrepreneurship but most people know that risk taking must be based on good decisions and not on impulses, chances of succeeding must be equated to the chances of failures. Thus conscious decisions are vital with every roll of the dice.

The things that don't matter
Biological factors- this group includes age, sex, marital status, and education level are all irrelevant factors in making it through the entrepreneurial world. They may provide some good contributions to things yet they don't normally dictate where the ball would fall. Often, we see obscure people winning the game. Obscure, meaning they are not among the stereotypical. School drop outs like most of the successful men and women in the world normally stand on toe (or even above) most businessmen who have doctorate's and master's degrees.

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