9 Surprising Signs That You Might Be an Entrepreneur

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Are You an Entrepreneur?

Despite the difficulties with the economy, today entrepreneurship is surprisingly doing very well and more people are starting their own businesses’. If you are considering on giving entrepreneurship a try then it is important to know what it takes to be successful. This will be the biggest financial and emotional commitment you make for yourself. Anyone can take the step in faith and become a business owner but not everyone can become a successful one. There are several key skills that may increase your chances of becoming successful, which all can be taught.

Key Skills for Success

  • High Risk Tolerance
  • Excellent Salesmanship
  • Great Negotiating Ability
  • Emotional Intelligence

When starting out you must be able to take a high risk of uncertainty and not hesitate to pursue your vision. With excellent salesmanship it is vital to have proficient communication skills and be knowledgeable of what you are trying to sale. Great negotiating ability is important to keep a good cash flow coming in and successfully having your business grow. When it comes to your emotional intelligence it is a set of skills that allows you to understand and influence yourself or others.

Personality Traits That May Make You an Entrepreneur

  • Being Obsessive – This is when you have problems letting go when starting something and you must finish no matter what the outcome.
  • Perfectionist – This is when you see how you can do things better and make improvements on everything. You will also be opinionated without fear of what anyone says
  • Creativity – You will have the ability to think up of new ideas, new ways to do things, possible ability to invent and inspire.
  • Passion – Having passion in what you are doing is very important to succeed in your business.
  • Competitive – Striving and never giving up because you will not lose, succeeding is your only goal.
  • Self Starter - This is where you work your tail off day and night on stuff that is very important to you such as your business.
  • Self Confidence – When you have confidence in yourself others will see that and have confidence in you. If you don’t believe in yourself potential clients will that, which can make them hesitant in your business and in you.
  • Not a Follower -You like to be in control, organize and manage everything.
  • Excellent Budgeting – You know how much money you have, the value and cost of things so you can recognize a real bargain.

Before You Begin You’re Entrepreneur Path

Before starting off in your Entrepreneurial path make sure to have plenty of cash put aside. Some say that having 6-12 months of living expenses in the bank is sufficient this is not true. This is not nearly enough to be to ensure that your business started having a positive cash flow. Of course sometimes we take the plunge not caring what we have in the bank simply because something is nagging at your conscious to just do it. My best piece of advice is start part-time on your business or find an investor that is fine with you taking a salary in the beginning stages of your start-up.

Statistics have shown that businesses that did not succeed were because the owner ran out of money, not lack of passion or determination. To keep from running into any issues and keep your business from failing put enough money aside. Remember that every great entrepreneur must overcome failures and discouraging obstacles before reaching success. When dealing with failure an entrepreneur will just get right back up and will never be discouraged.

Til’ Next Time,


Kyle Nelson

86 Responses to 9 Surprising Signs That You Might Be an Entrepreneur

  1. Oh yeah, I’m definitely an entrepreneur alright! Been one now for 12 years, almost five of them full time! We have some really awesome traits, don’t we? :D
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  2. Merle says:

    Love the post Kyle and yes although not an experienced entrepreneur I think I tick most of the boxes !! Thanks for sharing.
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  3. Nate Leung says:

    Hi Kyle,

    It’s interesting that you laid out a very simple tip. That is to make sure you have at least 6 months worth of living expenses. I’ve seen so many people go out into this journey and not have a buffer in case something goes wrong. Great post!
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    • Kyle Nelson says:

      Hey Nate,

      Thanks for the feedback. I think not having enough money saved up can be a dangerous situation if you decide to go “all in” and full time with your new venture. I’m sure the venture can use the money in the early stages to make sure it can be a success in the long run.
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  4. Christian says:

    As a fairly new entrepreneur, I totally agree with the traits listed here. Long before I would even consider jumping into the entrepreneurial world, I had to develop those skills within myself, along with defeating some of the negative limiting beliefs I had.

    It’s been quite a journey, but one I wouldn’t change for anything!
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  5. Hi Kyle,

    OMGosh, I’ve come down with the entrepreneur fever too. LOL

    I’m loving every minute of it. I think we all do; those who choose to build a business.

    Have a great day. Monna
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  6. Alan Jenkin says:

    A good set of checks, Kyle – I particularly like the obsessiveness one!

    Perfectionism can be a problem, though, as it can hold us back from progress due to fear of taking risks until everything is perfect. Which, of course, it never is.

    Thanks for your insights

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    • Kyle Nelson says:

      Hi Alan,

      Thanks for your feedback. I can be a bit obsessive a well. The reason I put perfectionism is because as an entrepreneur every risk or step we take it needs to be reviewed and calculated to make sure it is a wise one and i think the work “perfectionism” was the best way to put it. I agree though sometimes we need to just take the next step and move on and hope it was the right one :)
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  7. Hi Kyle,

    Thanks for telling it like it is! I’ve been an off line entrepreneur for decades and online for 4 years now. Everything you mentioned is so true.

    One needs to have start up money behind them because things never happen overnight.

    Lets face it, when coming into any business, there are things one needs to purchase in order for the business to bloom. People need to add up the costs before they jump into any business.

    Thanks so much for bringing this point out!

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    • Kyle Nelson says:

      Hi Donna,

      So glad you enjoyed my article :) It is the truth when it comes to capital, it may (and will) take sometime to make sure you have enough residuals coming in to be able to replace one income no matter what that amount may be and what your new venture is. There are tons of different small and large investment in the beginning stages of a start up that need to be made and paying yourself an income might not be a viable choice for the company. In my eyes unless you have received some type of investment or need very little to live, an entrepreneur should have some money saved up :)
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  8. Hi Kyle. Yep – that’s me! I’ve been an entrepreneur off and on most of my life and full time for the last 18 years. I don’t know what I would do if I had to get a job. The longest I’ve work for someone else is 5 years – I just start to feel like I’m in prison. Great list! I’m not nuts – I’m an entrepreneur!

    All the best,
    Leslie Denning, The Home Biz CEO
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    • Kyle Nelson says:

      Hi Leslie,

      Thanks for your input. You are a great person to learn from, especially for me. I agree I’m not sure how i would do in a traditional job haha. I may be young but i understand entrepreneurship and how rewarding it can be and has been for myself.

      I’m an Entrepreneur!!!!
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  9. Like Leslie (above), I’ve had very little experience working for other people, so being an entrepreneur is just who I am, not something I’ve acquired.

    One of the problems I’ve always had, though, as an entrepreneur is being a “perfectionist”. Now, I know you meant that it’s good to be a perfectionist so that you strive to deliver high quality goods and services. That’s true.

    But, sometimes, I try to do something so perfectly, that it just takes far longer to accomplish. Sometimes, perfection is also a clever procrastination method.

    Nice review, Kyle, of what people can expect if they are going to throw their hat into the entrepreneur ring.
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    • Kyle Nelson says:

      Hey David,

      Thanks for your awesome feedback. I would agree with you, i am simply an entrepreneur by heart not by choice. I would agree with you using the wording “perfectionist”. I think procrastination is something that easily happens when we try to be a perfectionist and we should at times just either release or launch the product or service. I suppose having something to the market is better than nothing but releasing something prematurely can damage a companies brand and reputation.

      Glad you enjoyed the article :)
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  10. Good to know I’m right on track Kyle! I possess every one of those qualities.

    There’s nothing like being an entrepreneur. It’s exciting, rewarding, and deeply humbling. It definitely makes us realize our true capacity (and limitations) and push ourselves to move past them in new and exciting ways on a daily basis.
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  11. Kyle,

    This was a powerful list of traits and I seem to have all the traits of an entrepreneur, except maybe “excellent budgeting.” I would call m ine “adequate budgeting.”

    But I do not readily possess the skills you listed as necessary for success. I do not have high risk tolerance, I would say medium here. I certainly do not have “excellent salesmanship,” but I am a work in progress. My negotiating ability continues to improve, but it is not naturally easy for me. And, I do have a high level of emotional intelligence.

    Thanks for a great post.


    Dr. Erica
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  12. Hi Kyle,

    I like the way you have taken some traits that are often considered negative — e.g. being obsessive, and being a perfectionist — and turned it around and shown how it can be a very positive trait when one is focused on a single worthy goal. It’s been said that all of our negative traits are actually strengths used in the wrong way. Your post has given me some ideas as to how I can turn some of my own negative traits around so they are working FOR me instead of against me.

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  13. Kyle, You hit the nail on the head here, these traits are embedded in the fabric of entrepreneurs. You need to be a great all rounder and have the ability to focus on your relevant skill on the task at hand. This issue of focus is important as most of us entrepreneurs want everything now! ;)
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  14. Hello Kyle….This is all good information….I am a part timer so far so I don’t run out of money…lol..Your list of traits a definitely the traits needed to have that entrepreneur spirit….one more might be patients…I have been at it for about a year….But I’m determined to stick with it until I make it work….I’m in it to the end ….how ever long it takes!…A person has to have the patients to learn and grow…we can’t try one thing …only to give up to quick and jump to another shiny lure….we find what interests us and keep at it….Thanks Kyle ….Smokey
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  15. Hello Kyle! Oh yes just like so many of the people that commented above I too have been entrepreneurial minded my whole life. Even when I had a full time JOB working 50 sometimes 60 hours for my employer I still had something else going on the side.

    I always knew the day would come when I could fire my boss, but as it happened I was the one to be let go to have to figure it all out. This was the best thing that ever happened to me.

    Of course it hasn’t been a easy journey so far and I have fallen down so many times that I have lost count. But I have learned something from every lesson and keep on keeping on.

    Everything you have stated here is 100% Fact! Thanks for sharing. Chery :))
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  16. Kyle,

    First starting with a real Operational budget vs. having 6-12 months of revenue. A real Entrepreneur has the ability to be naturally resourceful. So just having the Operational Budget with a solid foundation is the beginning.

    Knowing the fundamentals is the next step and you will have a far chance with the rest.

    1. Getting Started.
    2. Being Persistent.
    3. Never Giving Up.

    Hey, it has always been those 3 fundamentals of life that has given each of us the edge when we first started. The rest is trail and error. Lost friends and investors on the way. Giving more than receiving until that level of growth that pushed us over the top and cruising the rest of our lives.

    You have a great article and one to have a huge interaction based on lots of people believing playing as they have a business without knowing the difference in having two or more ways they bring in some revenue vs. establishing a real business that provides a needed service or creates products to sell.

    Selling someone’s products and services is not a business yet just a way to produce some revenue for funding personal needs and business projects.
    Once you have a certain level of reserves then you can establish your first real business of purpose. Keeping those revenue sources to fund all causes.

    I have a business Amis Interactive Communities which has been providing support services globally. That is the purpose and function of my company which has multiple sources of revenue to date. Yet, my company is real and has nothing to do with how revenue is created. All services are free to the public and businesses worldwide.

    If I sold Avon, which there is nothing wrong with being a sales person. Yet, I do not own any of the products so Avon is not my company. I am just a sales person for someone else’s dream to grow. I doubt if anyone dreams of having purpose to make Avon richer? I have no right to say I own a real company? I just sale other’s products and services right? So, allow everyone to pretend as they own a real company. I stay in reality of what is real and not. So, being an Entrepreneur vs. being a sales person is different, yes?
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  17. Holly says:

    I happen to have several of those traits, but I’m not entrepreneur enough!! Working on it.. By the way, a good point that many of us overlook is to have enough money to with stand whatever may come our way, of perhaps longer than we originally anticipate!
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  18. Kyle,
    wow, this is a great article listen many traits of an entrepreneur…

    Using all your suggestions would be great fro most people.. but I must say, taking a plunge is my style and you guessed, I had to pay dearly, but still happy since I done my way.. is that make me an entrepreneur? I guess so hahah :-)

    I truly like this “Before starting off in your Entrepreneurial path make sure to have plenty of cash put aside. Some say that having 6-12 months of living expenses in the bank is sufficient this is not true.”

    Very wise suggestion to take note and be prudent.. most time would save a lot of problems…
    Thanks so much for your knowledge and your sharing to support most of us out here pursuing our dreams.
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  19. Kyle, Excellent post! I agree with all the traits you mentioned and I agree that its really important to make sure you have a nice savings account while you work to build your business. If you can have at least 2 years of income to cover your expenses for both personal and business you will be able to relax and focus on making your business grow and be a success. Thanks for sharing!
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  20. Mollie says:

    Kyle thanks for sharing this fantastic post. Your skills and traits are perfect and ones I possess.

    I am grateful for theses tips and resources. They are very helpful in obtaining success, which is my dream to become successful.

    Fabulous post.

    Thanks again,

    Joyfully yours,

  21. Yeah! I’m an Entrepreneur! Great list of qualities.Very exciting times I think for everyone who have the drive to start their own business. Great post and I like your updated blog look :-). Thanks!
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  22. Sarah Arrow says:

    Great read Kyle, I’m not sure I want to be an entrepreneur though ;).
    The greatest part for me, is also the hardest part and that’s the creativity. It’s fantastic when you have control of it, but it can quickly lead you to Wonderland if you’re not careful.

    Will ping you an email, I’d love to interview you on my blog :)
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  23. Sue Bride says:

    I am pleased to see that I fit the bill for being an Entrepreneur as far as personality traits go but I need to keep on honing my skills particularly in salesmanship and negotiation.
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  24. Michelle says:

    I’m definitely and entrepreneur because those signs describe me to a tee.
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  25. Sarupa Shah says:

    Great list Kyle…an entrepreneur is definitely an archetype of sorts…and you have unpacked it very well with your list…!
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  26. roxy says:

    hmmm…based on the things you’ve said, i should definitely be an entrepreneur. maybe it’s time to shoot for that doggie daycare i’ve been wanting to open…:) thanks for the words of wisdom.
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  27. Alli says:

    Thanks for being real and sharing the many faceted sides of entrepreneurship.
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  28. Jenn says:

    Interesting thoughts on this! Apparently I have several characteristics of being an entrepreneur (although I can’t really spell that word!)
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  29. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you for the new and interesting ideas on being an entrepreneur! I love the part about being perfectionistic and creative! I also like that you don’t sugar coat that it is difficult and you need enough funds put aside. Those are critical points! Thank you!
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  30. Felicia says:

    This is really great info! I will be passing this along to my daughter who has hopes of being an entrepreneur as I do!! Thanks so much!!
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  31. andi says:

    and realizing that you don’t know everything helps too…:D

  32. Brittany says:

    I’ve never considered myself an entrepreneur–probably because I compare myself to my parents, who are excellent self-starters. However, reading your list caused me to realize I might have some of those traits in me. It makes me excited to see where I can go!
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  33. I just finished reading “The Art of the Start” and I am glad to have stumbled on your post today!

  34. Hi Kyle,

    I consider myself a small business owner and entrepreneur. Thank you for sharing such great tips and insights on being successful in business. Thank you for the new ideas moving forward and growing in my success. I am thankful for all of the tips and resources.

  35. Entrepreneur spirit is in my blood and it’s something I’ve walked the path in many times. It’s a wonderful feeling to be your own boss but like you mentioned, you need a buffer because things can happen without warning. Another thing one should consider is that Entrepreneur life balance. While an Entrepreneur needs to be accessible, if you have a family you need to learn when to shut the business door and be all there for your family. Not just physically, but mentally as well. It is so easy to get wrapped up in business, especially with social media and smartphones.
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  36. Carie Spence says:

    I definitely have all of the traits you listed so at least I have that going for me. Thankfully I have kept my job while I pursue my dream just in case….
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  37. paula says:

    Neat signs! Yep, this confirms it, Im an entrepreneur! ;)
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  38. MommyJenna says:

    What a great list. There is definitely an entrepreneur inside of me. I love being able to create
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  39. Lisa says:

    Hmmm. These signs are surprising and have really made me think about whether I am one or not.
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  40. Elizabeth says:

    Very thought provoking list!

    I found it sad that most businesses fail because of lack of funds and not because of passion. Such pain in that statement.
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  41. Jeryl M. says:

    While I do have a lot of those traits, I don’t think I am outgoing enough to be an entreprenuer. That’s why I love blogging, you can talk to people without talking to people.
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  42. Amanda Smith says:

    I just finished my first year as a part time entrepreneur. It’s been a blast.I am a perfectionist and it can hold me back a bit. But I am happy to report I had a profit my very first year! So I must be doing something right.
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  43. Leelo R says:

    Very very useful post. I have been thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, but at the moment I have to work on those skills a little bit more ;)
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  44. Megan Bailey says:

    These are some excellent points in starting a business. I have given it a go a couple of times, more so out of desperation than out of a plan, and learned a lot along the way. Thank you for posting this, as it gives me a better understanding of what is needed.
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  45. I am some of the above, but not all. Totally not obsessive and never can complete what I have started, EVER. I am very passionate about things but with the case of not finishing things and moving onto the next with out thought, the passion just sits there in my ADD brain. LOL!
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  46. As someone just beginning down an entrepreneurial path, I really appreciated this post. I have most of the traits you mention, but there are some that I can work on to help me be even stronger in my business.
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  47. danielle says:

    I definitely see quite a few skills I need to improve on if I plan on being an entepreneur.
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  48. April says:

    I’m definitely an entrepreneur at heart, but jumping out there and doing it has been hard, until now. I think I have most of these traits. Now, I need to put them to good use. :)
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  49. GREAT post and totally true, though I am not as good with money or dealing with confrontation LOL

    some people say I am though so it could just be me.
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  50. Becka says:

    I recently thought about starting a very small on the side business but I just don’t have a business mind or heart. I just don’t know if it is going to work out because although I want to do well I just put too much of myself into it.
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  51. Paulina says:

    Great advice! Starting a business is not an easy decision and sticking with it isn’t either. You make some good points that need to be considered before starting and in order to be successful.
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  52. I never really considered myself to be an entrepreneur, but I have a lot of those characteristics! I’m glad blogging doesn’t take such a big income!
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  53. Diane says:

    I love being in control of everything and going out of my comfort zone. Great post. I agree you have to have many of the traits you listed.
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  54. Audrey Ann says:

    Great article, interesting and well written! Thanks for sharing your insight.

  55. You touched on some great points. Even thou i’m not yet an entrepreneur I have alot of those traits that you mentioned.
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  56. Dawn says:

    Love the post, another key trait is focus. That is something I am working on myself. Staying focused, it is easy to start helping others and forget about your own goals. Visiting from Commentathon.
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  57. Nannette and the Sweetheart says:

    I don’t think I fit the role of an entrepreneur but I see from this list I fill more of them than I would have guessed! Very interesting and informative article! Thank you.

  58. Tammy says:

    I love this post. Anything that I can sink my teeth into to remind me that I am an entrepreneur at heart. I can tell you know what you are talking about….and have a passion about it!

  59. Yep, definately an entrepreneur – Started a brick and mortar & three businesses later I’m finally feeling secure in my venture :) Great tips!
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  60. What a helpful post! I have pretty much all the personality traits of an entrepreneur, but am lacking in 3 of the 4 key skills. I reeeeeally want to become an entrepreneur, so that discouraged me a bit at first. But then I realized…personality is (relatively) engrained, whereas skills can be learned. So maybe there’s hope for me after all?!
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  61. Louisa says:

    I’m not an entrepreneur but reading your list I think I may qualify! Thanks for sharing this and giving me something to think about!
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  62. Chuck Taylor says:

    Thank you for this post Kyle. As a life coach I get people who ask me about starting a business. I know what I did/do but I am not great at leading them, my focus is on marriage building and spiritual development. I am glad to have found your blog. I will be sharing it. By the way check on the point “Self-Confidence”, I believe you left out a word, and I would like my guests that I send to you to see you as the professional you obviously are. I think your tips are dead on, clear-cut and clean. Thank you for laying these thoughts out so professionally. Some people are not cut out to start their own business and this is a simple reference to help them see that. I totally agree about the running out of money thing. My business is going great since I opened it 1.5 years ago, but we have been living exclusively off my wife’s income. One of the best things for business owners to do is to cut back on spending everywhere else until we can make enough money to live the way we dreamed. Thank you again.
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  63. Good post. I have been entrepreneurial as long as I can remember I hope I never have to work for anyone else again. I have been in business for myself for many years now. It just gets better and better.
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  64. I’ve recently starting embracing my inner entrepreneurial spirit. It’s a fun ride!
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  65. I would add that you want to take charge of your own destiny instead of just accepting what someone else decide’s you can have. That’s what I’m pursuing!
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  66. Felicia says:

    There are some really great points! I think I’m an entrepreneur; though, I’m not sure that I will ever start my own business. You never know though! There are some other things that need to be finished before I even start thinking about starting my own business. Mainly, finishing my degree and getting my licence in my field.
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  67. We had to allow your article time to resonate. One thing you have not even placed to make people aware of is your first step being a Operational Budget. This is not a personal budget and doesn’t work the same way.

    Last they have to have a solid Foundation prior to doing any kind of business. They are going to have to have no less than two sources of revenue being created. After they have them flowing with an amount equal to 3x’s their current total monthly. They are ready to create their first real company.

    This is the easy and one way to create a real company and not get stuck with failing. Even if you do not ever give up you need to have those two areas covered. Part time or not.
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  68. Popping back Kyle, noticing all this last quarter past. Most people are arriving to our company in need of starting from the beginning. They have had companies online and offline. Yet, never had the thought of making a real Operational budget prior to getting started. Then setting up pre-established departments to handle future growth.

    I felt that once you obtain those two key points and then build that foundation. Nothing will stop you from accomplishing those milestones needed to keep the momentum going.

    Thank you for bringing us this one article that keeps pulling me back.

  69. Sonia says:

    thank you for telling us all this information..they re helpful i want to become an entrepreneur

  70. Mike Huiwitz says:

    Hmmm. I think I have 7 of these traits.
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  71. Mark says:

    I really like and definitely appreciate you advice Kyle!

    But I think it’s incredibly interesting, that of the four skills you mentioned
    that can be learned.

    Still in all, as you also mentioned, most business owner/service providers don’t fail because of those four skills being in short supply.

    They fail (more times than not),because of a lack of money!

    Which indirectly, indicates they initially lack all of the necessary skills they need in order to consistently generate income of an kind!

    Very excellent article! Thanks so much for sharing it!
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