TYO-Lebanon asks “What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur?”

Most people desire to be an entrepreneur and becoming your own boss is very attractive to most people. TYO-Lebanon works hard with our entrepreneurs to provide them the business and additional training required to build their businesses, but there is a “certain something” that makes an entrepreneur successful and here we examine the top five qualities that make for a successful entrepreneur: 1.            Self-motivated

Successful entrepreneurs take the lead, they do not need someone to hold them accountable or force them to be efficient and productive. It takes hard work and motivation to create your own business.

2.            Creativity

When creating a business idea, many entrepreneurs have to be very creative. There is a good chance that someone else has established your idea. However, with a little creative twist, new entrepreneurs can take old ideas or business models and revolutionize them, making them attractive to potential clients or customers.

3.            Intuition

Success has nothing to do with luck. Every successful entrepreneur created his own path with his intelligence, creativity and intuition. Business models are constantly changing. Consequently, the way business owners market and grow their business constantly changes. The most successful entrepreneurs understand how fast current trends change. More importantly, however, they know how to keep up with the changes.

4.            Authoritative

If you were to open your own business, you would learn very quickly that there are many people with whom you need to network. However, not everyone has your best interest in mind. You may encounter naysayers, manipulators and scammers. Therefore, you must not allow yourself to be easily influenced; you must be authoritative. Though there is nothing wrong with taking advice or opinions, in the end, you must make decisions that you strongly believe will better your company.

5.            Strong-will

Successful entrepreneurs started their business with a vision - a dream. They acted on their dream by taking small steps towards accomplishing their goals. With every step, entrepreneurs get closer to attaining their ultimate goal or vision. However, not all steps are easy to take. Unfortunately, nothing worth fighting for is easy to attain. Successful entrepreneurs only made it past the difficult times by being strong-willed. They never let pessimism, difficulties or challenges stand in their way.

Everyone has the ability to follow their dreams, however, only some people actually try. If you think you have what it takes, join TYO-Lebanon in its Fostering Women Entrepreneurs in the Middle East (FWEME) project!

For more information, contact Ms. Farah Obeid at farah@tomorrowsyouth.org

TYO-L FWEME Announcement Flyer 29-03-13