Six Personality Traits Every Small-Business Owner Should Have

Every small business is different. A large scale study was conducted by the Guardian Life Small Business Research Institute in which over 1100 different companies with 9-29 employees participated. The study revealed that there were six key traits that defined the personality of the successful business owners.

Think you’ve got what it takes:

  1. Collaborative : The Guardian study found that knowing how to collaborate was the single most important trait for someone running a business with less than 100 employees.
  2. Curious: Most outstanding managers in this study were constantly searching on internet to find way how to improve their business, retain their employees and upgrade their products.
  3. Future Focused: Taking keen interest on what’s coming up is a crucial trait for a successful small business owner.
  4. Self-Fulfilled: Successful small business owners are the kind of people who prefer being in full control of their own destiny. They value the freedom to make their own choices.
  5. Tech-Savy: Most of great small business owners in this study were convinced that technology helped make their business more efficient.
  6. Action Oriented: The top performers in this study were highly motivated. Adversity motivated them to work harder irrespective of the state of the economy.

Read Ben Popper’s article to know more about these key traits of successful small business owners. Visit:

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About Jim Jacques

Jim Jacques is the President of United Virtual Office, a leading nationwide provider of virtual offices for entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses. A virtual office includes an address at a prestigious business location in the US, live virtual receptionist, courier services and more. Google +



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