The skills founders need most

It’s wonderful that entrepreneurship programs are growing at the pace they are. I love it when seeing that people are so interested in being entrepreneurs and teaching entrepreneurship.

You need selling not only to get well with customers but even to attract a team, an investor and also a partner.

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“Your Life Can Only Get Better When You Do something Every Day To Improve Your Key Skill Areas.” – Brian Tracy

But to start your own business and become a successful entrepreneur, you need special disciplines. Those that are practiced by all successful entrepreneur and self made business millionaire.

You can either learn and practice these disciplines early in your entrepreneurial careal or you can learn and practice them later. Sooner or later you must become knowledgeable and skilled in each of these five areas if you are going to build and entreprise and become a successful entrepreneur.

Selling skill

But most of our entrepreneurs focus on the skills that employees need; management, etc not the one skill founders need most selling.

It’s my belief that the number one predictor of success of an entrepreneur is his or her ability to sell a product which is very important. But I’m also talking about the ability to sell a vision, a team, yourself, and potential partners and deals.

1. Growing your team through sales:

To scale your business, you are going to need to hand off responsibilities to other people. You need a team, each filling a needs role and fulfilling long-term goals. But how will you attract then? You must sell them on the mission and vision of your company. Sell them on the product roadmap you have. Sell them on your prior success, these best employees have many options. Do you have to stand out in the crowd.

2. Getting investors through sales.

Kicking a new small business into acceleration growth modes takes capital, and a lot of it. Although new small business do have several options for financing their business like business loans, it’s admittedly difficult to get a hold of the money you need to go big without a substantial financial track record.

So whether you’re looking to go down the venture capital road or wanting to raise equity from friends and family, you have to know how to sell.

When it comes to raising capital for your business, potential investors are going to be looking at four key things: the project, the partner the numbers, and the management. The ability to speak forcefully about those- and to overcome any objections- will determine your future.

3.Getting partner’s and deals through sales.

If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you need partners and deals. That take sales. For instance, if you are building a software product. It is key that you find way to partners with other people for marketing and selling your product, as well building integrations so that your software can work well with other software offering’s out there. In many cases, over half the sales of your product can come from partners. Partners just like employee or investors we buy into your mission and vision through sales. For you to get the right partner. You need that skill set most.

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