If you want to start a business, you need to be honest with yourself. Running a start-up is not easy, so it is not for everyone. With time and dedication, many people can do it, but some have to learn new skills to do so. In this article, discover the character traits you need to succeed in business and learn about the story of UK based entrepreneur Reuben Singh. His story perfectly demonstrates how the right attitude helps you to be a successful entrepreneur.
Who is Reuben Singh?
At just 19, he set up and ran a successful chain of fashion retail stores called Miss Attitude. In only a few years, this young man had stores in hundreds of UK towns and cities.
This successful venture saw him listed in The Guinness Book of Records as the youngest self-made millionaire. He went on to work as a government advisor.
Today, he runs several successful businesses and is heavily involved in helping others to succeed. For example, he is currently helping young entrepreneurs to study by contributing to their tuition fees via his scholarship scheme. You can read more about this in the following Reuben Singh article.
His skill set
OK, so now you know a bit about him we are going to look at the skill set and character traits that helped him to succeed at such an early age. He really was the whole package, so is a good example of the kind of entrepreneur you should be aiming to be.
- A hard worker
Mr Singh’s parents were successful business owners. If he had wanted to, he could have lived the life of luxury and coasted through life. Instead, the young Reuben worked hard. He started travelling with his mother on business trips at the age of 12. By the time he was 17, he was running the sales department for his parents while still studying for his A-levels.
- Willing to be hands on
Reuben took a hand’s on approach. Rather than just relying on book learning, he went out and did things. For example, with his mother’s support, he cut deals for the family business from an early age.
- Built on what he knew
When he was old enough, Mr Singh used what he already knew to start his first business. He entered a field that he was already familiar with through working in his parent’s company.
- Happy to start small
Reuben started small, but as soon as he was sure the business model was sound, he expanded. Using what he had learnt from his first business, he was able to replicate that success in other markets. Today, he runs several companies.
You can do it too
If after reading this you do not feel that you are ready to run a start-up do not worry. You can develop the right mindset to succeed. Do not give up on your dream of running your own business. Instead, identify your weaknesses and work out a plan for addressing them. In a year, you will be equipped to set up your next business and make a success of it. If you want to learn even more about how Reuben Singh became so successful, this article will give you further insight.