Not all entrepreneurs are created equal. Some fail, some go on to create small businesses, and some go on to create massively scaled businesses. Over the years I have met and had conversations with many founders who have built impressive businesses. From these conversations I have compiled what I see as the seven key habits of successful start-up entrepreneurs: Vision. Most entrepreneurs (and business leaders) are able to sketch and effortlessly communicate a message of growth and opportunity for employees. In a start-up environment this is particularly important. Start-up employees often find themselves in bootstrapped, suboptimal office environments, working late nights with little or no benefits. They have joined the start-up not for the present, but for the future promise of what is to come, so it is vitally important to regularly articulate a vision at stand-ups, exco meetings, company reports, casual conversations and in the values of the company. I often used to tell my first...

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