Entrepreneurial Skills

The Skills You Need to Start a Great Business

Successful entrepreneurship takes hard work, dedication and a wide skill set.

Do you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? It certainly helps to have expertise in your field. Aptitude and flair play a part, too. But the key qualities are creativity, resilience in the face of challenges, and the social skills needed to build great teams.

If you want to start your own business, you need to learn the specific skills that underpin these qualities. Entrepreneurial skills can also be a major asset if you\'re in a job role where you're expected to deliver new business or build new products.

Whether you've seen a gap in the market, or losing your job has forced you to reassess your career, this article explains the skills you need to make it as an entrepreneur, and explores resources that you can use to develop the skills required for success.

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