Do I have the personality to be a business owner?

In a recent article, we talked about the best timing to start your business. As much as timing is key, it isn’t everything when it comes to become a business owner.

Just like there are almost as many careers than people, being a business owner isn’t for everyone.

In this article, you’ll find common characteristics to successful business owners and see if this is a good fit for you according to your personality.



Being aware of what is around us, interested in it and most importantly see the potential in all of it.

Entrepreneurs get bored once they mastered a skill and are constantly looking for new ones.

Being curious makes them very often open minded, open to new ideas, processes and consider alternatives. Constantly seeking ways to improve and increase.


Driven, goal oriented and focused

Becoming a business owner is very rewarding but if also full of obstacles. To be successful you need to see the opportunity in every challenge and every challenge as a step closer to reach your goals.

It takes determination and motivation to keep your focus on your goals despite the difficulties you might be facing. You must be driven to grow your business and succeed.


Creative and Confident

Your creativity is what is going to give you the ability to imagine and create something from relatively nothing. But creativity without confidence can only get you this far. Starting your business is very rewarding but can also be terrifying. You will hear a lot of comments, positive and negative, encouraging or not. Believing in your idea, having a solid plan is what will bring you the confidence not to let challenges and negative comments discourage you.


Well organized, decisive and resilient

To succeed as a business owner there are couple key traits of character that make the difference. Once you established your goal, you must decide what to do and work towards it steadily, not letting anything distract you. Being well organized will allow you to establish an action plan, a strategy and keep track of the activities of your business. Having a solid plan helps make your goal more “reachable” as it isn’t so much about where, how can you get there but a matter of actually doing it. As a business owner, you can’t rely on anyone else but yourself to make decisions. You also need to be able to make decisions quickly and systematically to adapt to any consequences, changes.


There isn’t one profile type to be a successful entrepreneur, but I hope that you find in this article some tools to answer your questions.

Don’t forget to read our article about the best timing to start your business for more information.

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