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Anyone with a great idea can start a business. If you have the drive and knowhow you can do it. Yes, it will be a lot of work, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t accomplish your goals. But the only people who will truly be successful at growing their company are the people with these five characteristics.

Drive

If you are starting a business just to make money then you will never succeed. You have to believe in your product or service and truly want to see it come to life. Without drive you will lack the necessary motivation to put in the hours, months and years of work to get your business off of the ground. Entrepreneurs need to be up at the crack of dawn and have many late nights in order to do everything necessary to start a business.

Dedication

When starting a business you are going to be faced with an abundance of obstacles. Unfortunately, starting a company doesn’t happen overnight, and you will have to put in a lot of time to build it up. Get used to people saying no to you. Entrepreneurs need to be dedicated to their business and be willing to go on even when they have been said no to a hundred times and have had to overcome many obstacles. You also need to ensure that you never let a little detail slip away. Be dedicated when it comes to ensuring that people follow-up with you.

Resourcefulness

At the beginning of a company you won’t have a lot of money or many resources. Use everything that you have to its fullest. Try to see where you can save money at any place. Figure out ways that you might not have necessarily thought of until you were in this situation. Don’t just throw aside an idea because you don’t think that it’ll work, follow through and figure it out!

Open-mindedness

As a new business owner it’s crucial for you to remember that you don’t know everything. It’s imperative to listen to other opinions. Listen to your customers, your investors, business partners, and anyone who is giving you advice. Don’t get stuck in your ways. You will try something and it won’t work. Don’t hesitate to adjust the plan.

Willingness to learn

Not knowing everything means that you will have to learn things. The amount of things that you will learn throughout the process is endless. If you aren’t willing to learn new things then don’t start a business because it clearly isn’t for you.

Being an entrepreneur is not a 9-to-5 job. You will be up early and going to bed late. There will be many hurdles that you have to overcome to get what you want. If you have an idea that you’d like to see come to life then just do it!