The perfect entrepreneur...

Regardless of your definition of success, there are, oddly enough, a great number of common characteristics that are shared by the best businesspeople.  You can place a check beside each characteristic listed below; ones that we see in the most successful people.  Even if you don't have all of these characteristics most can be learned with practice and by developing a winning attitude, especially if you set goals and apply yourself, through strategic planning, to reach those goals in incremental and measurable stages.

·           Do what you enjoy

·           Don’t try and do everything

·           Recognise your weaknesses

·           Work with people who limit your weaknesses

·           Take what you do seriously

·           Plan everything

·           Cash is King

·           it's all about the customer

·           Become a shameless self-promoter

·           Project a positive business image

·           Really know your customers

·           Level the playing field with technology

·           Invest in yourself

·           Be accessible

·           Build a rock-solid reputation

·           Sell benefits and outcomes – not features

·           Be always organised

·           Follow-up relentlessly