ENTREPRENEURSHIP SKILLS FOR THE MOTHER MOGUL
Not everyone can put on the shoes of an entrepreneur. Apart from having the courage to face uncertainty, you also need to be a risk-taker. Hence, we see limited people taking the big leap and even when they do, not many are successful!
The number is even lesser when it comes to women in business. However, if you add up these number of female entrepreneurs, here are skills you need to scale through:
Networking: One of the first things that one must do to become a successful entrepreneur is to hone her networking skills. Isolation will not earn you anything while on the other hand, you have got nothing to lose when you network. The more people you get to know and interact with, the more opportunities open up. Build a strong relationship with powerful and well-connected people. Ask your friends to introduce you to people, take part in conferences and workshops that allow you to meet like-minded people and also people from the same field.
Open to learning. This is an unending cycle. This skill will go a long way in helping you develop a business. Be open to learning, you can learn from anyone and everyone. You don’t have to be an expert in a particular field but must acquire different skills to become a success story. So apart from learning from people, keep yourself abreast with things happening in the industry by reading up online.
Negotiating. This is yet another skill that you’ll need at every level as an entrepreneur, whether it is to deal with customers, employees, investors, or vendors. It is also one of the most powerful skills in the world. You must know how to negotiate for lower prices with vendors, higher prices with customers, and for better investments with investors. If it is not one of your strengths, then learn how to learn and cultivate it.