CHAPTER 4

Key Entrepreneurial Skills and Competencies

Entrepreneurship is about turning what excites you in life into capital, so that you can do more of it and move forward with it

—Sir Richard Branson

There are many skills and competencies that an entrepreneur will have. However, it is important to remember that the definition of an entrepreneur is very broad. Some people would say that entrepreneurs are people who take risks, whereas others may say that entrepreneurs start and build businesses, others will say it is a mixture of many of these factors. There is also a school of thought that says people can, in some ways, be recognized as entrepreneurs while working for a company as an employee. If someone works for a big company and has responsibility ...

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