Ed4Career Blog | Category: Entrepreneurship

7 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs

By Kris Powers | September 23rd 2014

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A true entrepreneur identifies a need or problem area and sets out to solve it. At one time or another we all may have had ideas of how we might make something better; a product or a process.  What is it that sets entrepreneurs apart?  Entrepreneurs are willing to take the leap to put their ideas into action. The entrepreneurial spirit encompasses many things, including; passion, positivity, ambition, adaptability, organization, leadership and the desire for continuous investment in oneself.

Do You Have the Entrepreneurial Spirit?

By Kris Powers | May 28th 2013

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Have you ever looked at an existing product or service and thought to yourself, “I can do this better?”  Do you have a skill or talent that can fill a need in the marketplace?  In today’s ever-changing economy; the idea of being your own boss may be very appealing.  You can follow your passion while building something that you can call your own. But before you take the plunge, think about why you want to start a business and what you want the business to provide for you.  The truth is, owning your own business is hard work.  You’ll probably work harder than ever – but the benefit is that you will challenge yourself to grow in ways you might never have thought possible.

Payscale.com asked members of The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC),”What is the biggest perk of owing your own business?”  Below are a few of my favorite responses: