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Article Contributed by Finnegan Pierson

While there are many factors that can help you to make your startup a success, some of these factors directly relate to the entrepreneur or business owner. Two very similar businesses could potentially be launched in similar markets, and the primary factor that may make one venture more successful and profitable may relate to the skills that the entrepreneur possesses. Not everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur. However, when you know which skills are most important for a successful entrepreneur to possess, you can take steps to refine these skills before launching your new business.

Marketing Skills

Ecommerce email marketing is a veritable necessity for most business that have an online sales component or that are entirely based on online sales. While there are many ecommerce email marketing strategies that you can apply to your efforts, understanding the importance of personalization with email marketing efforts is critical. More than that, you need to understand how to collect and use big data to achieve better results when personalizing your marketing materials. Ecommerce email marketing best practices indicate that personalization through the use of big data may help you to generate better open and conversion rates. Essentially, your understanding of this unique marketing skill could drive sales because it helps to create interest in email marketing and makes them seem less like spam. This is just one of many examples of how your marketing skills could affect your company’s overall success in the months and years to come.

Communication Skills

When you launch a startup, you may need to be a very effective communicator in many areas. For example, you may be your company’s primary or only salesperson, so you may need to effectively communicate with your customers to clinch sales. You may also need to communicate with vendors, contractors, potential new hires and others. Your communication skills remain important throughout your time as a business owner even when you hire professionals to tackle some of the tasks that you may initially handle. Remember that communication is essential to properly guide and lead your team. Verbal and written communication and even communication to big groups, such as through speeches, may be critical.

Leadership Skills

It may seem like communication and leadership go hand in hand, but leadership extends beyond communication. Leadership skills are verbal, but they are also based on many other factors. For example, a leader is usually an excellent listener, a mentor and a critical part of collaborative team projects. A leader is often empathetic and visionary. This type of person is also supportive and excellent at planning. A leader sees how to turn a seemingly negative situation into a fabulous opportunity. He or she can turn things around and guide the company through rough patches. Through effective leadership, you can solve problems, bring your team together, align their efforts and goals for the betterment of the company and more. You can take leadership seminars, ready books and more in an effort to improve your leadership skills. This may be an area of personal development that you want to continue to work on over the years. With many aspects of leadership to focus on, there is plenty of room for most entrepreneurs to improve in this area.

If you plan to launch a startup soon or if you have recently started a new business, you should take an honest assessment of your skills as well as your weaknesses. When you understand what your unique weaknesses are, you can then take proper steps to improve your skills. The efforts that you make at personal development and improvement may be exactly what it takes to help you achieve incredible success with your new venture. If you need help with assessing your own strengths and weaknesses, consider asking a trusted partner or employee from a previous work environment for feedback that you can use as a stepping stone for personal development.


 
 
 

 
 

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