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#7 Skills Every Entrepreneur Needs To Be The Black Horse Of The Race Here are some skills needed to win the entrepreneur race and become better

By Priyadarshini Patwa

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We all have certain skills but which ability is necessary at what point and which needs development forms the premises of everything. Everyone reading this article here has some aim and plans to be a successful entrepreneur someday. But to sustain in this competitive race you need certain skills that can make you the Dark horse. And who doesn't want to be one?

Here are some skills needed to win the entrepreneur race and become better.

Managing Time

We often take time as the least important resource and that's exactly where we on the most vital opportunities. Value time so it values on. Priorities your work, know what's requires to be done first and what next. Execute your plans, give yourself a time-frame to do it. Your vision will never turn into reality unless you work on time methodology.


Applying 1000 rules makes no sense if they are not effective enough. Make 10 rules and policies that will make a huge impact and bring results in minimal time. Be active and ready to switch between multiple roles. You might be the owner of the firm but be ready to even fill your own drink at the pantry and serve some to your workers.

Communication Skills

Not a good speaker? Doesn't matter, what matters is how you can convey your messages to your employees and your clients. It isn't important to go on and on. What is important is to be precise and make your point in a concise matter. If you can achieve that, you can certainly achieve everything.

Be a Salesman

Being an entrepreneur means you have to be everything. Be your own management, your own wingman and your own salesman. Know how to sell your brand. Be comfortable in putting yourself out there and you will tap into various potential business opportunities. A successful entrepreneur is one who can find the right sales channel and convert them into a business.

Creative Thinking

Anyone can open a shop and be an entrepreneur, but thinking something different is what makes you a true businessman. It takes someone like Brain Chesky of Airbnb or Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook to invent something new and rule the market. Thinking out of the box and being creative can be tricky. But then these people weren't afraid to try. The people who are afraid are the one who doesn't even begin things in the first place.

Finance Management

How to manage your money defines how your business will run. Understand the importance of resources and know when and where to invest. ROI is the most important thing for an entrepreneur. If you have understood that game, you have understood everything.

Be Curious

Curiosity is the key to drive everything. A great entrepreneur will look beyond what anyone of us can see. So broaden your horizon. What you might see as the end road, is where things actually start. Come-up with innovative ideas and brainstorm on it. Not every idea will be great, but if you don't think in the first place then how will anything happen?

Priyadarshini Patwa

Former Features Editor, Entrepreneur India

Priyadarshini Patwa is the Former Features Editors of Entrepreneur India and hosted an Instagram show every Friday named ‘Lighten Up’, about people from different walks of life and talk about their work and beyond. She handled the lifestyle, features, technology, entertainment segments and was also responsible for the Digital Covers. Previously she has worked with MensXP, a Times of India entity and Deccan Chronicle. 

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