Carl Kruse: Successful business people have many traits in common with one another. They are confident and optimistic. They are disciplined self starters. They are open to any new ideas which cross their path. Although there is no "one size, fits all" theory for entrepreneurship, a few guidelines may help those with a good idea become successful entrepreneurs. While the majority of entrepreneurs have no problem working hard, not all work smart and possess the following entrepreneurial qualities responsible for driving success.