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Think You Have What It Takes to Start a Start-Up?

Everyone is different, sure, but there are still some generalizations that are fairly safe to make. Gymnasts tend to be athletic, writers generally have a knack for words and CEOs typically have outstanding leadership skills.

Entrepreneurs are no exception.

Many entrepreneurs are fiercely determined and passionate, but it takes more than that to successfully build an online start-up. Do you have any of these common entrepreneurial traits?

Organized: Some entrepreneurs are innately organized while others are not. Both types of people can be equally successful when the latter understands the importance of good organization skills and makes an effort to change, which leads to our next point…

Adaptable: Having your business plan in order, a carefully organized calendar and your desk neatly arranged is no doubt hugely beneficial during the often hectic start-up time, but there is something to be said for the ability to deviate from the plan. An entrepreneur understands that there are times to stick to the plan and times to deviate from it.

Persistent: When first starting a business there are bound to be plenty of “NOs” and closed doors, but an entrepreneur does not abandon his or her idea that easily. The going may be tough, but entrepreneurs are tough and they keep going.

Realistic: Entrepreneurs often have to wear many different hats in the early stages of a start-up, but they also understand their own limitations. Whether they struggle with time commitments or handling finances, entrepreneurs know when to take on the burden themselves and when to ask for help.

Building a business from scratch is not for the lighthearted, and there is no ignoring or denying the amount of commitment that it takes, but most entrepreneurs have another thing in common — they are not afraid of a challenge.

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