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  1. 1.  The actual definition of an entrepreneur is a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on financial risk to do so Basically working for yourself
  2. 2.  Inner drive to succeed Competitive Passion for what your doing Highly motivated Not afraid to take risks or fail
  3. 3.  Communication Organization Leadership All these are necessary to be an entrepreneur, but they are also beneficial in life in general
  4. 4. Communication Having the ability to communicate face to face and also through technology in today’s high tech world effectively  Email , Text messaging, Skype (Video Conference), Social Media, etc..
  5. 5. Communication Written communication skills are vital so there is no confusion in what is really meant with what’s said
  6. 6. Organization Simply being organized Being prepared and ready Know where “tools” are so effective procedures can be carried out
  7. 7. Leadership Earned not given Ability to lead others by example and influence Having the respect of those around you Learns from mistakes and keeps moving forward Decisiveness
  8. 8.  Though you don’t have to join the military to develop leadership skills, the video on the next slide shows how the Marine Corps is all about leadership. Leadership is the same set of skills no matter what profession your involved with.
  9. 9.  Write a well written business plan that you can follow to set goals for your new company A mission statement needs to be in your business plan that sets the main ultimate goal you have for success A business plan is generally required if seeking financial assistance
  10. 10.  Once your business is up and running to keep it afloat you need customers. Advertisements are everywhere so take advantage of all the different ways to advertise whether it be online, in a newspaper, or on a billboard.
  11. 11.  Word of mouth is the best form of advertising so you have to set a fair price and provide great customer service. Without the customers, you have no business.
  12. 12.  Once an established business is up and running its up to the entrepreneur to utilize the skills needed to continue to be successful.