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Entrepreneurs are talented, ambitious and creative. A successful entrepreneur deals with several tasks at the same time; s/he’s a great coach, a leader, and ultimately, a model to his fellow employees. Just because women are perceived as sensitive and emotional doesn’t mean they can’t be great negotiators and even greater entrepreneurs. If you’re an aspiring business women, these 10 qualities should help you become a master negotiator and a devoted entrepreneur.
How can you get what you want if you’re not ambitious enough? Aspiration is a vital quality for an entrepreneur because it means that you’re willing to go to extreme lengths to succeed. Face each and every obstacle that comes in your way, and don’t allow anything and anyone to take you down. Women have always aspired for more in life, and increasingly more CEOs, business owners, and enterprise moguls are women.
2. Be a risk-taker
Entrepreneurs must seek and use opportunities. A successful business woman will always look for potential opportunities and will take advantage of them. Being an entrepreneur is about taking chances. Negotiating a deal means taking a risk, so if you want to succeed you might want to step up your game.
3. Discipline & focus
Starting a business and making it profitable is not an easy thing to do. More than 50% of most new businesses can’t make it beyond the first year. What does that mean? It means that only some entrepreneurs have the discipline and the determination to thrive. Those who succeed are the ones who have discipline, ambition and are focused on their goals.
Being an entrepreneur doesn’t mean bossing people around and giving orders. To be successful and convert your small business into a thriving corporation you need to be a real leader and work just as hard as your employees. You must do your best to accomplish your objectives and ace every project that comes your way.
5. Courage is bliss
Great entrepreneurs are brave and spirited. In fact, they should be willing to take risks on a daily basis. At the end of the day, he who doesn’t take a risk can’t win. Of course that doesn’t mean you should take foolish decisions, but rather calculated risks in order to get what you want.
6. Accept failure, overcome failure
Every starting business comes with certain risks. You can never know what will happen on the way so you must be prepared to fail. The fear of failure keeps things interesting, and as a woman entrepreneur it’s important to stay entertained. The same goes for a negotiation. Be prepared to settle but if a deal doesn’t bring you any benefits, walk away.
7. Originality & inspiration
Great entrepreneurs are creative and they’re not afraid to be original. Sometimes, finding that missing piece to set your business apart from the competition is difficult. Try to create positive change, inspire your people, and make them see you as a coach and not as a boss. Act like a muse.
8. Know how to be successful
Entrepreneurs should constantly improve themselves, their skills, and their team. Success is good and should be used to inspire others too. Women entrepreneurs might be more sensitive and caring than men, but this can make them even more successful.
9. A role model
Even the most successful entrepreneurs have role models. While they might be role models for other people, they have their own models too. Business leaders, women in particular, are constantly seeking to get inspired, and sometimes that inspiration comes once you learn to connect with your people.
10. A natural-born leader
Women entrepreneurs are natural-born leaders. The ability to communicate, persuade and interact with others from an early age is a clear indicative that women are skilled leaders. The mother is usually the head of the family; she’s the glue of the unity and she can only do a great job if she’s authoritative. The same principles apply in the business world, so it shouldn’t be a sock to anyone that women were born to rule.
Women negotiators and business owners are everywhere today, and they seem to do a better job than men because they’re more implicated, committed, and fair.
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Guest post written by Steve Brown: Steve is an experienced freelance writer and blogger. He has a great experience in writing about businesses, negotiations and related topics. He has written for http://www.thegappartnership.