You can have them before you start up, but also you can start your own business and develop them as you go. However, how much quicker you build these skills, quicker they will inject more business potential energy into your company that will guarantee your business success.
Because of that, you’l need this skills now, and you must start developing them now.
1. Marketing Skills
Your company is nothing without customers. How you can find customers for your business, or even better how your potential customers will find your company?
You will need marketing skills to be able that you can provide enough customers who will buy products and services that you sell.
2. Sales Skills
This is maybe most important entrepreneurial skill. Your startup company cannot survive if you don’t sale something to your customers. Probably tomorrow you will have your own sales team, but if you are in a startup stage, you will need to close as mush as possible sales for your business.
Because of that you will need to have great sales skills that will enable continuous cash flow for your business.
3. Communication Skills
As an entrepreneur you will have everyday communication with your customers, your potential customers, your employees and your suppliers. You need to enable that the other side will listen to you when you’re talking about your company. If no one listening to you, then why you are talking?
Because of that you’l need to have strong communication skills.
4. Negotiation Skills
Everything in business is based on your negotiation skills. You’l must negotiate with your customers to make a deal, you’l must negotiate with your suppliers also to make a deal in your favor, you’l must negotiate with your partner, you’l must sometimes negotiate with community where your company is located…
5. Networking Skills
Before your business startup, in the time of startup and after that as long as your company is live you must build your personal and business network. How much better and large networks you can build, more success can you provide for your company.
6. Managerial Skills
Regardless you like it or not, you’l always must manage your company. You’l must plan, recruit, motivate, control and educate. Managerial skills are important for your business success.
7. Financial Skills
You have a business that sells something in exchange of money. You need to know about revenue, costs, profit, taxes, cash flow, break-even…
8. Self-Motivational Skills
As an entrepreneur you will have too many tasks based only on you. You don’t have boss who will tell you what you must do today. You’r wife can’t tell you anything about today’s tasks in your own company.
Procrastination in your company is something very dangerous. Because of that you’l need self-motivational skills that will enable you to know when you must start something without delay and when you must stop.
9. Time Management Skills
Too many activities and too many tasks that ask for your engagement will make your day to look as a chaos. You need to know all of your importance and priority. You must know what and when must something to be finished.
When you wake up in the morning, you must wake up with a clear plan for today’s tasks.
10. Leadership Skills
As an entrepreneur you’l must lead. Everything that you do in your company, your employees will also do. If you add value with your activities than your employees will also add value. You’l must merge different people with different backgrounds, knowledge, skills and experience in your own business cause.