Build these 6 skills if you want to stay in business

Financial Post | Business

I had two meetings last week with dynamic, caring small-business consultants where we ended up lamenting the biggest flaw in the entrepreneurial mindset. As a group, entrepreneurs are wonderfully strong, confident and optimistic. Individually, however, they can be agonizingly stubborn about learning new skills.

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Wonders never cease. Last week I met for coffee with a startup entrepreneur who’s doing a lot of things right. Maybe it’s because he’s not fresh out of school; in his mid-30s, he has held operating positions at companies big and small, so he’s seen what works and what doesn’t. Or maybe it’s just because he has good instincts and laser focus.

I don’t intend to jinx his promising Internet startup by setting him up as some kind of role model — so let’s just call him Bruce. Here are 10 things I think…

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