Do You Have What it Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?

Are you interested in becoming an entrepreneur? Here are some vital traits for you to keep in mind as you start your journey via Opeyemi Odeyale.

Thrive Global invites voices from many spheres to share their perspectives on our Community platform. Community stories are not commissioned by our editorial team, and opinions expressed by Community contributors do not reflect the opinions of Thrive Global or its employees. More information on our Community guidelines is available here.
Entrepreneur Opeyemi Odeyale
Entrepreneur Opeyemi Odeyale

Many people dream of being an entrepreneur when they grow up. This can be from the money and power that comes along with it.

However, it can be quite difficult to become a successful entrepreneur. You’ll have to take on these characteristics.


Entrepreneurs of all types got to where they are today through creativity. With creativity, you should be able to create unique ideas that the general public likes.

Along with creating ideas, you need to make sure that you’re able to actually produce all of your ideas. Creativity is just one of the building blocks needed to become a successful entrepreneur.


Many entrepreneurs didn’t make it through part-time hours, they had to grind as much as possible. You need to make sure that you’re willing to be hardworking when you want to become an entrepreneur.

However, it’s not enough just to show up to work. You need to always be paying attention and doing as much work as possible when you’re on the clock, ensuring that you’re a hard-working entrepreneur.


Successful entrepreneurs know that they need to leverage help from others if they want to be successful. This means entrepreneurs should have great leadership skills.

These leadership skills should make it so that entrepreneurs can lead teams, giving the exact kind of results a company would be looking for. Make sure you know leadership skills if you want to be a successful entrepreneur.


Once you’ve built a product you believe in, it’s time for you to create a marketing plan. Without creating successful marketing, you might just have a product that the general public doesn’t purchase.

You also need to make sure that you have a marketing plan that works for all kinds of products you build in the future. You don’t want to have one product be successful while the other flops. Ensure that you focus on marketing if you want to become a successful entrepreneur.


Lastly, you’re going to need funding if you want to be an entrepreneur. You can go with funding from the general public or investors.

With the general public, it can be harder to get investments but you can create a certain relationship between you and consumers this way. Investors can be much easier to get the funding with, but investors are more likely to shake you down for their money back quicker. Either way, make sure that you’re getting the funding you need as an entrepreneur.

    Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

    You might also like...

    Dr. Sandra Dunn - 4 Traits Every Entrepreneur Needs

    4 Traits Every Entrepreneur Needs

    by Dr. Sandra Dunn

    Five Mindsets To Proclaim Success If You’re An Entrepreneur

    by Adedeji Omotayo

    How To Become A Successful Entrepreneur In 2019: 5 Secrets Revealed

    by Mohit Mirchandani
    We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.