What Makes the American Entrepreneur?
A Strive to Learn, Learn, Learn – My education from Fordham University was great, but it only accounted for a percentage of my knowledge which attributed to my entrepreneurial success.
Though, the best thing that I learned in college was how to study. Entrepreneurs need to consistently read; they must consistently grow themselves. The internet has allowed for mass amounts of global competition making it harder for the American entrepreneur.
Hunger – Running an executive search firm during the worst recession I should see during my working years, I quickly learned that if there are 30 tigers and only 25 antelope, you must remain competitive and hungry or you don’t eat.
I think that when I stated the KAS Placement recruiting firm, I was reliant on raw talent and hunger which alone, won’t make someone successful, but during a recessionary period or any period, the hungrier entrepreneur will even tend to beat the most intelligent entrepreneurs.
People Savvy – Some of us are born with people skills and that’s great if you are, but if you were anything like me, you need to work at them. Simply knowing that people appreciate being appreciated will give any entrepreneur a push in the right direction.
While you can’t rely on contacts 100%, one could argue that account management (quality of service as well as demand being equal) is nearly 100% people skills.
Still the Land of Opportunity?
While America still may not have the economy of China, it’s just like anything else in life – to the entrepreneur, America is what he or she makes of it. Even though there is less money to go around, things will get better and, for now, the American entrepreneur can still prosper.