Thursday, August 20, 2009

Traits of the Entrepreneur

What does it take to become a successful entrepreneur? What traits do you need to have to actually be successful? While there is no "default" list to say whether you will, or won't succeed in your business venture be it the world's best diet pills, or the invention of the better dog pooper scooper, there are some traits that are common in those that are.

A new entrepreneurship study conducted by Ace Hardware reveals that many small business owners think that, when it comes to the secret of their success, hard work trumps a background in business or finance.

The assessment tool, with is completed by over 300,000 people each year, also assigns a high value to responses about whether a potential business founder considers themselves a self-starter and whether they have experience in or knowledge of the industry they're entering.