Characteristics of a Successful Entrepreneur ABSTRACT First, there was an interview with a successful entrepreneur. Second, there was a talk on entrepreneurship by a guest speaker, Mr. Azmi Ahmad (the CEO of Skali.com) and later, an "elevator speech" by fellow students on various issues related to entrepreneurship. This collective information and some reading on entrepreneurship journals, books and articles have brought to the idea on writing this paper, towards certain perspective, on successful entrepreneurial characteristics. This paper examines the myths associated with what it takes to be an entrepreneur, the profiles and the common characteristics among these successful entrepreneurs. INTRODUCTION The first definition on entrepreneur was simply someone who invented something. Eventually, it turned into someone who owned a business. But the best definition, the one used most often today, is someone who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks for a business or enterprise. This shows that not only does a person "invent" something, but that they see the opportunity and build a business around it. An entrepreneur has a vision and builds around this vision. Although no one has found the perfect entrepreneurial profile, there are many characteristics that show up repeatedly. Good health was a characteristic mentioned the most because they are physically resilient. In good health, entrepreneurs work extended periods of time. DEBUNKING ENTREPRENEURIAL MYTHS Let us examine a few "flying myths" and put things into a better perspective. i. Entrepreneur are born, not made It is true that most entrepreneurs typically have a flair for the creative and a lot of energy. They are born with it. But having these characteris... ... middle of paper ... ...the characteristics of the entrepreneurial personality, by Hannu Littunen, University of Jyvaskyla, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Volume 7, Number 3 Seven Ages of Entrepreneurship by David Irwin Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal, Volume 6, Number 1, 2000 The five-factor model of personality: Assessing entrepreneurs and managers by Brooke R. Envick, Margaret Langford http://www.Businesstown.com/entrepreneur/articles Entrepreneurial Profile of an Entrepreneur http://www.Vcinstitute.org/materials/surefire The twelve (almost) sure-fire secrets to entrepreneurial success Entrepreneurship Characteristics The origin of the entrepreneurial species by George Gendron Seven characteristics of highly effective entrepreneurial employees by Joe Hadzima http://www.karunya.edu/cic/entre/char Characteristics of entrepreneurship
When analyzing the personality, cognitive, social, and behavioral features which differentiate successful entrepreneur and unsuccessful entrepreneur, one would have to look at the Bandura’s social cognitive theory in association with the triadic reciprocal determinism as a measure of determining behavioral, personal, and environmental factors which increases experiences which leads to critical thinking and observing every situation or challenges as a opportunity. I believe this theory is greatly associated with personality, cognitive, social, and behavioral aspects of an entrepreneur characteristic are linked to the bidirectional of influences bases on their behavior, environment, a different situational creations which increase learning and developing analyzing in a particular way. According to Gaimon and Bailey explains how one may adopt a dynamic learning perspective of entrepreneurship through gained knowledge’s and activities through life cycles and experiences. (p. 1429).
It started by watching a video that described ‘The Millionaire Fast lane’, and introduced us to the 3 lanes in our life: The sidewalk: in where people live each moment in their life to the fullest, not saving money till times of need. The slow lane: in where Time is Money. People save up money and work hard till the time they retire. The fast lane: Rather than waiting for retirement to obtain what you desire, you want to do it now. Later, we discussed why to become an entrepreneur. Whether it was to be your own boss, pursue own ideas, or for the sake of earning financial rewards. Characteristics of an entrepreneur were also discussed. Such as: The passion for the business, having persistency, product/customer focus, and execution intelligence.
Did you know entrepreneurs average “about 18 percent of the workforce—an average of 16.3 million jobs per year—per our calculations from the Business Dynamics Statistics” (Decker, et al., (2014). When reviewing all the research topics presented and pre-selected for the students in the course, I felt that one of the topics connected with me very closely. I propose to talk about what is the definition of a successful entrepreneur.
Entrepreneurship, this is an important role which is the creativity and innovation organization describe that entrepreneur that the ability to start from a small business with under a list of conditions of hazard or risk and unpredictable (1). Entrepreneurship was defined as that it is one of the process that entrepreneur will go and chase after any chances that they can get without considering any resources that they are controlling right now, example like capital, assets or funds as well (2). Well, definition of entrepreneurship this word also can become more directly and openly. Entrepreneurship, are also a process that can turn any ideas into the business no matter the ideas are brilliant, creative, typical or even just an ordinary idea. As long the entire concept is capable of making the business become successful or growing more and fast (3).
Driven by an intense commitment and determined perseverance, entrepreneurs work very hard at what they do. They excel and want to win. Entrepreneurs are amazing people with a high respect of character. They use their mistakes as something to learn from rather than a failure. No matter the outcome, they believe in themselves and have an extreme confidence not only in themselves, but also in what they do.
Entrepreneurship incorporates unconstrained imagination and a readiness to settle on choices without strong information. The entrepreneur may be driven by a need to make something new or assemble something unmistakable. As new ventures have low achievement rates, the business person should have impressive tirelessness. Because of this, the entrepreneur may have the best risk of achievement by concentrating on a business sector corner either too little or too new to have been commanded by built up organizations.
The main objective of this task is to critically analyse the statement stated by Deakins, D and Freel,M , 2012, p15 that “ A high degree of self-confidence or perceived self-confidence, called self-efficacy has been advocated by some writers as an important concept in entrepreneurship. High self-efficacy in entrepreneurship translates into self-belief in one’s capabilities to mobilise resources, motivate others and produce change (business start-up). Hence, the task will analyse the characteristics, traits, and qualities that may incur with the successful entrepreneur. Hence, the task will give details about the characteristics, personality traits, qualities, and individual’s beliefs in order to become a successful entrepreneur.
The entrepreneur is defined differently across many platforms they all share some commonality (Davison, 2008). This commonality consists of certain traits such as risk taking, innovative thinking, and an opportunity-seeking mindset to create, improve or expand a business (Davison, 2008). The entrepreneur functions as a promoter to the generation of wealth (Davison, 2008). The entrepreneur is important for the movement of the market and constant challenge to the status quo, indirectly improving all related business involved.
Entrepreneur's should have a strong drive to successes and overcome obstacles. Confidence and strong will are must. An entrepreneur should be sharp and always think of ways to run their business flexibly .Another important quality of a successful entrepreneur is being adaptable to
Many people dream of becoming entrepreneurs someday. But it made me realize that there other factors that needs to be taken into consideration. We need to ask ourselves are we ready to take the challenge to the outside world. Not everyone have the vision, innovation and creativity to become an entrepreneur. The individual must have a positive attitude and accept the responsibility, have discipline to meet their goals, and take action when the opportunity presents itself. Many prefer a job security and rely on a weekly paycheck, while entrepreneurs will take risks and doesn 't have that luxury to know the amount of their income.
“There is no one definitive profile of an entrepreneur. Successful entrepreneurs come in various ages, income levels, gender, and race. They differ in education and experience. But research indicates that most successful entrepreneurs share certain personal attributes, including: creativity, dedication, determination, flexibility, leadership, passion, self-confidence, and smarts." (Principles of Entrepreneurship)
Entrepreneurship is an important aspect of social, economic and community life. It can be viewed as a critical factor to economic growth as well as a way of addressing unemployment (Nolan, 2003).Entrepreneurs are people who are persistently focused on identifying opportunities, they seek to create something worthwhile while taking into account foreseeable risk and rewards associated with the efforts (Nolan, 2003). Furthermore, entrepreneurs are frequently understood to be individuals who discover market needs and establish new business to meet those identified opportunities. The following assignment will firstly discuss the types of entrepreneurship, secondly it will discuss the reasons people become entrepreneurs, and thirdly it will discuss the importance of entrepreneurship.
An entrepreneur is someone with the capacity to lead a business to success and is willing to take the risks in order to accomplish their goals. (Dollonger, 2002). Starting a new business is an example of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs are very important in order for any business to succeed, however, only some entrepreneurs will succeed in life. Here are some of the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs.
Studies have found that there is a deep link between Entrepreneurship and Need of Achievement. According to Begley and Boyd (1987), those who have founded their own companies had a higher need for achievement than non-founders or owner managers. Also, (Stewart et al., 1998) responded that need for achievement is higher in entrepreneurs than the corporate manager and owner managers. Need for Achievement is usually high in entrepreneurs than the general population. It provides them with motivation to go ahead and achieve their next target easily. Entrepreneurs showing this tendency usually are good planners, sets their goals, always look for information and learning (Miner, 2000). They accept success and failure of their work and this need of achievement help them to overcome failure, obstacles and setbacks.