So, you’ll only hire people who has character… I never understood this ‘character’ thing they test me for before going for a job interview. Anyway, I’ve failed most of the tests. Sadly, it’s no surprise, I’ve two disqualifying personality traits doing the character test – 1. I’m honest; and 2. I’m a non-conformist.
For most employers that’s too much – I’d never heard of them again! That’s a shame, because I’d always thought that I could’ve made a positive impact on their businesses. But that’s my perspective. Hence, it’s my perspective versus their perspectives. And there you have it – nobody wins…
Well I nearly fell of my chair when I started to jot down the traits a business owner needs to be successful. The first seven post that I’d read, identified no less than 42 different traits a business owner or entrepreneur needs to be successful.
I’m convinced that a business owner that possesses all 42 traits hasn’t been born yet, or is locked up far away to keep him or her away from harm (and society). Nevertheless, I’ve listed the 42 traits somewhere in a table…
But why a business owner (also [sometimes] called an entrepreneur), needs to be different from an ordinary working person? Maybe it’s because a business owner earns her living in an extraordinary environment…
One of the first issues facing any entrepreneur who wants to launch a business is choosing a form of ownership. Indeed, this decision can have a tremendous impact on almost every aspect of the business. Therefore different forms of business ownership in South Africa are:
The factors that may keep you from starting your own business can be found at two distinct places – in your head and in the environment. Although managing the situation at both places demands hard work, it especially requires learning. Learning about yourself and learning about your environment. The psychological battle starting your own business will now be discussed.
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