Five Personality Traits of a Successful Business Owner


Successful business owners aren’t born, they’re made. Every day, we wake up and make intentional effort to succeed in business. Which means making decisions to apply ourselves to work toward achieving results.

In all the years of research, we’ve come across several articles and attributes of a successful business owner. Here’s what we’ve found to be the top five traits of people that are successful in business.

Being self-fulfilled

You do sell a product or service to people, but you have to find what keeps you waking up everyday beyond the money, even beyond the business itself.

What brings you joy? Consider hobbies, and things you enjoyed as a child.

Walks in nature, connecting with other people both examples of finding joy outside of earning money. It's these things that we can turn to when business is over.


Desire to Delegate

When starting out as a solopreneur, it’s easy to do everything yourself. That’s actually what you do when starting a business on your own. However, once you get up and running, it’s essential that you learn to delegate. Not only learn to delegate, but have the desire to do so. Delegating gives you time back, and has the ability to free you up from mundane tasks.

When delegating, you can hire people that excel in areas that you have challenges. If marketing isn’t your strong suit, you can find a marketing person to take care of marketing for you in business. With marketing off your plate, you can focus on the areas of your business where you thrive.


Times are changing. It’s essential to keep up with the change. Are there apps or other computer programs available to make you efficient in business? Learn those apps and computer software programs, specific to your business niche. By doing so, you stay ahead of the curve, and remain on task. We all know that software changes daily, so staying up to date with technology keeps you current and efficient.


Staying curious is the ticket. Take classes for your business niche. Read magazines, books and other literature outside your niche as well.

Being open to new information can equal exposure. Who knows, you might learn something new to help as you grow.

Future Focused

Being future focused keeps your business flexible and growing. Who would've thought 10 years ago, that online commerce would make billions.

For those in business that didn't change with the time, there's a scramble to catch up. If you kept up with the current trends, it would be a minor adjustment. It's just a matter of staying future focused that helps a business continue to run smoothly.

This is a short list of attributes that make for a successful entrepreneur. You might have some other personality traits that have contributed to your success. Whatever traits those are, celebrate them!

Jane N Ed

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