13 must-have traits of a successful entrepreneur
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Wilson Public Relations Founder + Chief PR Officer Beth Wilson is a proud member of the Business Journals Leadership Trust, an invitation-only network of influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in your community.

We’re all familiar with the phrase “an entrepreneurial spirit.” It refers to the traits entrepreneurs need to succeed in the face of an uphill, challenging climb that’s bound to come with unexpected twists and turns. Even with a groundbreaking, revolutionary idea, you can’t start and build a business without that underlying spirit. But are entrepreneurs born, or can they be made?

The members of Business Journals Leadership Trust include many successful entrepreneurs. 13 of them shared their opinions on whether entrepreneurial drive is the result of nature or nurture (or a combination thereof) and detail the must-have characteristics every entrepreneur needs to rise to the challenge of building a business from the ground up.

What Beth had to say:

Some individuals naturally possess certain traits that predispose them to entrepreneurship, such as creativity, risk-taking and resilience. But entrepreneurship can also be cultivated and developed through education, experience and practical application. Resilience is an absolute must-have quality in an entrepreneur, as building a business is inherently risky, challenging and unpredictable.

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