Who wants to be an Entrepreneur?

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December 12, 2014 by b2bwest

Who wants to be a millionaire? – I Do!  is a song written by Cole Porter for the 1956 film High Society

So who wants to be an entrepreneur…You do?


Dialog with many successful entrepreneurs have revealed some common attributes that have helped to make them successful.

One common denominator is that all successful entrepreneurs describe themselves as having no special talents or attributes, just a commonality in having the willingness to try something new (or innovate on an existing product or service) and to work at it in order to make it succeed.

On the road to developing an idea, they are willing to learn and develop themselves and nurture a willingness to adapt to changing environments.

There is no substitute for hard work, but working hard as well as working smart are key to becoming successful. Accepting that 9 failures out of 10 are just part of a learning process and failure is just a by-product of trying something new that is either too early, not right for its market or not adequately researched. If we don’t try, we can’t fail. The converse of this is that if we don’t fail and learn from it, we cannot succeed.

So what are the ingredients that make ordinary people achieve extraordinary achievements?

In the B2BWest discussion forums we want to gather your views on what are the most essential attributes to possess and develop from your own observations or experiences of achievement.

We look forward to sharing these views and observations and defining what makes ordinary people achieve extraordinary things.

Be open to ideas, be prepared to change and learn and work, work and work some more…

Welcome  on board and add your comments below.

Tom (an ordinary person)


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