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WHAT SOFTSKILLS DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR ANYONE STARTING A BUSINESS?

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The thought of starting a business is the first problem-solving skill... Then, we have the following: 1. Listening skill 2. Verbal and written communication skills 3. Critical thinking 4. Creativity and Innovation 5. Emotional intelligence

I hope these soft skills will be useful. Cheers!

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Resilience, support (personal & professional), strong networking, passion, and either $ or credit to cover upfront costs.

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From my experience point of view: * Be leader not manager * Part any problem into small parts * Fight for your dreams in ethical way * Be responsible * You must have time for fun but don’t wast your time and learn every day any new idea may be sometime in the future will be the turn key for your business or solution for your problems * Always be updated with your business market changes and progressive updates * Help others and move your experience between your team * Finally don’t forget that any business built on people, when no people no business. Hope these points may help you

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The Business must fulfill REAL NEEDS of people, be better than existent groups and communicate via being a friend [friendship allows for all soft skills : caring, being trustworthy, reliability, team orientation and engagement throughout in meaningful ways]

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Attitude of being empathetic, goal-oriented with friendliness, considerate, thinking Proficiency and high EQ that co-ordinates with an SQ that is an ultimate

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** Do not promise what you cannot deliver

** Do not overextend your resources and get a reputation for poor performance.

** Do not tell the customer what he or she wants to hear. Tell them what they need to know. They will respect you for it.

** Network constantly on professional sites such as Linked In, Quora, Alignable and others. Use Groups and Q&A features to accumulate an "Expert" rating from peers in your field.

** Blog like there is no tomorrow. A blog is quite different than a web site. Provide good, solid information free of charge and use blog searches for synergistic businesses to team with. Teaming is an absolute necessity these days.

** Be prepared to provide information, samples and valuable service gratis as a marketing tool. Introduce yourself and then immediately engage the client with your presentation tools available to bring your expertise to whatever topic they are interested in. Let them take you where they want to go with their concerns and their needs. Apply your presentation tools and expertise dynamically on the fly in a sincere manner to those concerns and needs and you will be in demand for follow up business.

** Quote and bill what the client can afford and grow with them (in content and resources).

** Be dedicated to working yourself out of a job with a specific customer and having your client take over by training. They will remember you and recommend you to 10 others.

** Remember growth is a function of persistence and foresight. Know where your market is headed and get their first - then write and speak about your success indirectly by helping others. Demonstrate humility and a satisfaction in helping others succeed. They will find ways to give you credit. There are ways of tooting your horn without making peoples' lights go out.

** Word of mouth advertising from pleased clients is a sure ticket to success.

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