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90+ Entrepreneurial Skills

        posted by , April 29, 2013

Entrepreneurs understand their companies end-to-end.

This often means an induction by fire into sales, marketing, finance, human resources, legal, technology and operational areas (just to name a few).

It's no exaggeration to say that the average entrepreneur acquires hundreds of professional and soft skills. These are amongst the most important.

1. Business Development
2. Sales
3. Marketing
4. Management
5. Leadership
6. Negotiation
7. Communication
8. Innovation

Business Development

9. Research
10. Business Planning
11. Strategy Planning
12. Business Analysis
13. Forecasting
14. Competitive Analysis
15. Industry Knowledge
16. Market Knowledge
17. Developing Business Plans

Sales

18. Sales Strategy
19. Sales Pipeline Management
20. Prospecting
21. Developing Sales Proposals
22. Sales Pitching
23. Customer Relationship Management
24. Closing Deals
more: 95 sales skills

Marketing

25. Marketing Strategy
26. Market Research
27. New Product Development
28. Promotion
29. Product Positioning
30. Pricing
31. Brand Management
more: 111 marketing skills

Management

32. Risk Management
33. Quality Management
34. Project Management
35. Managing Budgets
36. Cost Control
37. Supply Chain Management
38. Intellectual Property Law
39. Regulatory Compliance
40. Contract Law
41. Job Planning
42. Managing Teams
more: 110 management skills

Executive Management

43. Strategic Planning
44. Organization Design
45. Establishing a Corporate Culture
46. Business Financing
47. Strategic Tax Planning
48. Strategic Hiring
49. Compensation and Benefits
50. Reputation Management
51. Managing Global Operations
52. Business Financing
53. Investor Relations
54. Public Relations
55. Sustainability
more: 111 executive management skills

Leadership

56. Decision Making
57. Establishing Rapport & Trust
58. Influencing
59. Motivating
60. Coaching & Mentoring
61. Delegating
62. Dispute Resolution
63. Managing Difficult Conversations
64. Crisis Management
65. Personal Branding
66. Managing Group Dynamics
67. Intercultural Competence
68. Ethics
more: 59 leadership skills

Negotiation

69. Win-Win Thinking
70. Applying Negotiation Strategy
71. Persuasion
more: 103 negotiation skills

Communication

72. Verbal Communication
73. Storytelling
74. Active Listening
75. Targeted Communication
76. Strong Eye Contact
77. Visual Communication
78. Public Speaking
more: 90 communication skills

Interpersonal Skills

79. First Impressions
80. Emotional Intelligence
81. Networking
more: 80 interpersonal skills

Innovation

82. Creative Thinking
83. Design Sense
84. Problem Solving
85. Applying Innovation Techniques
more: 60 innovation skills

Soft Skills

86. Competitive Focus
87. Endurance
88. Assertiveness
89. Tolerance of Change and Uncertainty
90. Taking Criticism
91. Adaptability & Resilience
92. Critical Thinking
93. Time Management
more: 87 soft skills


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