An entrepreneur is defined as a person who undertakes a business, bold and difficult, with the chance of profit or loss. A true entrepreneur goes beyond this simple definition. He is not the creator of any new good or service. Rather, he is an optimist with the vision and creativity to turn an innovative idea into reality for benefit of others. He has the courage to undertake financial risk, to follow his dreams. He can see opportunity in a problem. He has a burning ambition and cleverness to succeed. He sets realistic goals, takes calculated risks based on facts and experience, works hard, is totally focused and motivated to make it happen.
What is Entrepreneurship? Enterprising individuals with time, money and ideas can convert the three production factors of land, capital and labor into a profitable enterprise. In economic terms, land is not just real estate but also includes natural resources like minerals, plants and animals as well. Capital is not money only but a resource that produces wealth. Labor refers to human endeavors that produce wealth. Land, capital and labor create value, but are not the sole contributors to wealth. The fourth factor of production, missed by many, is entrepreneurship. It makes the connection between the three to create something that had not existed before. This insight and creativity makes the other three factors productive and turns an idea into a profitable reality.
Qualities of a Successful Entrepreneur:
There are certain qualities that go to make outstanding entrepreneurs. These qualities are not inborn and can be learnt and acquired.
A successful entrepreneur is always on the lookout for better options and greener pastures to expand his business horizon. A ‘never say die’ attitude and a positive approach will stand you in good stead while running your enterprise.
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