10 Things to Remember if You Want to Become a Successful Entrepreneur

A successful entrepreneur is not just a person with creative ideas and passion. It takes a lot of mind power and resolve to become one. It is someone who has a lot of patience and the ability to identify a need previously not addressed or even creates one that never existed earlier.
Entrepreneurs have the courage to take risks, too, to make their ideas or products successful

Many people young and old want to be entrepreneurs, but most are not too sure if they have the ability to become one. Here are some common traits successful entrepreneurs have. You may not need them at all, because, finally, success comes with a lot of hard work and some amount of luck. Here are some key characteristics of being a good entrepreneur…


A creative bent of mind helps you to come up with innovative ideas. Every idea may not be great. But the experience you can gain from them will be priceless. Creativity allows you to look at problems differently and find new solutions to old problems. It helps you think of out-of-the-box.

Remain Focused

Good entrepreneurs must focus on their goals and work meticulously till they reach them. This is not easy at all. There will be many distractions and temptations that can lead you to deviate from your goal. But, if you learn to remain focused on your priorities, you will be on track. The best way to stay focused is to know exactly what your goal is. It will help you overcome anything that may pose a hindrance.


All good entrepreneurs must have this most important quality professionalism. The behavior of an entrepreneur with his/her workforce, vendors and clients helps create a bond and contributes towards developing the culture of an organization, as well. With professionalism comes discipline and trust. Self-discipline allows an entrepreneur to reach his/her goals and be organized. The trust people have in businesses and brands is what keeps employees of a company energized and makes them give their best.


Your work should be your passion, so that when you work, you enjoy it and stay energized. Passion acts as a driving force. It can encourage you to try harder. It gives you the power to devote extra hours at work which will make a world of difference. There may be hurdles at the beginning of an entrepreneurial venture, but your passion will make sure that you overcome all the barriers and move towards your goal.

Taking Risks

This is and another essential quality of an entrepreneur. With a curious bent of mind and the will to explore new ideas, a person can make new discoveries. And this makes a huge difference. Risk-taking may involve such things as using unusual methods or investing in ideas that not too many people believe in. But you must keep a failover option for the risks you take. But you should not dive in without knowing the consequences because a good entrepreneur never takes risks blindfolded.


Planning is, probably, the most significant aspect of running a business. In-depth planning helps you strategize the whole business beforehand. It sums up all the resources you have and allows you to come up with a structure and thought process to reach your ultimate goal. Next, you should try to optimize how to use your resources effectively to move closer to success. It would be easier to face a crisis with a plan than to search for a solution aimlessly.

Importance of Resilience

Challenges and setbacks are part of an entrepreneur’s life. It is important to be resilient if you want to be victorious. If you study a successful businessman, you can learn many things about being resilient while facing difficulties. This lesson will help you keep moving forward no matter what obstacles you face. Also, never give up on your dreams, even when it seems that all roads ahead are closed.

Keep Learning

The key to success is knowledge. An entrepreneur must have overall knowledge of his industry. It is only knowledge that can help you tackle any difficulty or crisis. It allows you to keep track of the developments and the changing needs of the market. It can be a new trend, or a new technology, or the entry of a new kid on the block. You, as an entrepreneur, should keep yourself updated on everything.

Social Skills

Different skill sets help an entrepreneur make his business work profitably. And social skills are important for being a good entrepreneur. Social skills include relationship building, hiring and talent sourcing, among others.


Empathy is one of the most vital characteristics of an entrepreneur. A good businessman has to know the strengths and weaknesses of each employee working with him. You should know that these people keep your business going. You must show empathy towards them and make them happy so that your products and services become the best. You have to figure out what motivates them and how you can make them give of their best.

Conclusion You must remember that a good entrepreneur will always know that business is finally about customers. You must understand the needs of your customers and do your best to grab your customer’s attention.  Becoming a successful entrepreneur is not easy, but it can be very rewarding. If you want to start your own business, you can take a leaf out of the books of successful entrepreneurs, such as staying focused, surrounding yourself with positive people and being passionate. As you step into your entrepreneurial expedition, you must keep these things in mind to be successful.

About the Author

Mr. Harish Jagtani, a philanthropist, visionary, businessman of Indian origin, currently based in Democratic Republic of Congo for more than 20 years now, is one of the most reputed business owners in the Indian diaspora as well as the entire expat business community in DRC. The business house caters to multiple domains, including but not limited to Domestic as well as International Air Cargo, real Estate and infrastructure development, healthcare, hospitality as well as CSR.

Coming from humble beginnings from Jaipur, Rajasthan, Mr. Harish Jagtani has come a long way in building this conglomerate with a strong and clear vision, sheer dedication and grit. Starting with a small job in sales, Mr. Harish Jagtani today is a proud and righteous owner of a fleet of airplanes and multiple businesses that cater to the basic and advanced needs of the people of Dem. Rep. of Congo in different sectors.

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