The first thing people ask me is why I started my own business. This question might sound unimportant but it plays a key factor in starting your own business.
I was born in a middle-class family and it was in my nature that I’ve always hated to be ruled by someone else. I like to live on my own terms and conditions. I like to take risks, look into the problems and the way I solve them makes me delighted.
I was never afraid of “what other people will say”. Because it is in the nature of the public that they will ignore all the positive things but point towards one negative thing. Well, at least in most cases.
There are some signs and qualities and if you find them in yourself then you are ready to start your own business:
You Dream Big
You may have heard of “Keep your eyes on the stars but feet on the ground”. If you have ambition, endurance, persistence and faith in yourself and your dream then not even the heavens can deny you. However, sometimes, you may face some difficulties and no matter how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. Don`t fall back if you face some difficulties and failures in the start. Just keep moving forward and follow your dream. So if you have big dreams and thoughts then you can be a successful Female Entrepreneur.
You Read a Lot
Knowledge is the biggest power in this world. For a female entrepreneur, good education, as well as good reading habits, are necessary. You should have a good knowledge of the things related to your field. Some things are common for all types of businesses. For example, stock exchange, banking system, basic legal work, basic foreign/domestic politics. These are the things that really affect businesses. Therefore, one should have knowledge about them and it mostly comes from reading.
You are Confident
Confidence is the most important thing in business. Your body language should not be confusing. Especially, being a female entrepreneur, you should not care about other people`s opinions so much. Do not despair, take a stand and pursue your passion.
You are not Scared of Failure
This is one of the main problems “to be scared of Failure”. If you have this problem, then you must overcome it. Otherwise, it will never let you be a successful entrepreneur. This problem will never let you take bold decisions and make good business deals. A recent debate in the European Parliament also discussed this topic that fear is the main thing that stopped females from performing well in the business industry. To overcome this fear, you need to stop thinking negatively about outcomes. Do have in mind “The world lies on hope”.
You love Planning
Planning is also very important for a female entrepreneur. If you love to plan the steps of starting and growing your own business, then you can be a good entrepreneur. You should look into every aspect of the business like the role of regime change, public opinion and interest, environmental effects and many more. If you like to do that then you should be an entrepreneur.
You are Hardworking
Hard work is the basic key to success in every field of life. Your business also requires proper care, attention and consideration. You need to set big goals for you and try to achieve them. Never lose hope. Never give up. Success will kiss your feet. If the power to do a hard work is not a skill, then it surely is the best possible substitute for you.
You are Always Looking for Opportunities
Female entrepreneurs should never neglect opportunities because once they are gone they will not come back any time soon. You should always be prepared to take advantage of those. An opportunity, if used properly, can give a rapid hype to your business. For example, government supporting the things you trade, international rise in the prices of the things you trade. A good entrepreneur should always keep looking into it.
You Don`t Need Directions
If you don`t need to take orders or directions for the business and you`re able to make decisions on your own then you can be a good entrepreneur. This doesn’t mean that you should never listen to the suggestions. Different ideas can help you take significant steps for your success but one should not be dependent on them. The qualities of decision-making or leadership are rare. However, if you have these then you can definitely be a great businesswoman.
If on top of the above signs, you have a passion to deal with problems and you cannot handle authority, it is time for you to make the leap and start your own business.
Read our interviews with successful women entrepreneurs sharing how they started their own business. Find inspiration and guidance for you to do the same.