MATTHEW BUCKLAND: Seven habits of successful start-up entrepreneurs
Vision, curiosity, focus and strong networks will help founders to get a business off the ground and grow
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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