Growth 071514 A Different Kind of Planning for Startup Tech Companies

Published on January 25th, 2017 | by Jose Vasquez

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7 Essential Skills for Startup Tech Company Entrepreneurs






Startup tech entrepreneurs need to have these skills if they’re going to survive.

The big-named entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley make it seem easy to build a tech business, but not everyone is cut out to be a successful entrepreneur. On top of having a great idea and appropriate timing for the market, you need at least the following skills to be successful:

  1. First and foremost, entrepreneurs need to be creative. Not only will you need to have an original and innovative idea to start, you’ll also need creativity to become a better problem solver—as problems can and will arise with your business.
  2. You’ll be dealing with a lot as a business leader, so it’s important that you’re able to zoom in on one thing at a time. without focus, you’ll be endlessly distracted by tasks and new ideas.
  3. The path to success is rarely a straightforward one. Without dedication to your idea, and to the idea of succeeding as an entrepreneur, you’re liable to give up before it’s appropriate. Find an area of business you’re passionate about, that you can really commit to.
  4. Regardless of how the media illustrates the idea of entrepreneurship, success does not happen overnight. It may not even happen with your first business. The more patient you are throughout this process, the better decisions you’ll make.
  5. You’ll need to communicate in a number of different ways throughout your tenure as an entrepreneur, from pitching your business to potential investors to engaging with your team. You need to do so efficiently and consistently.
  6. Tech entrepreneurship will throw you a lot of curveballs, from surprise issues to new competitors. Being adaptable is essential if you want to make it through.
  7. Desire to Grow. Finally, you need a personal desire to grow. Never let your hunger for more knowledge and experience fade away.

If you’re missing some of these skills, don’t worry; all of them are attainable. Some of them can be developed and focused on your own, and most of them can be acquired through experience. Either way, eventually you can build the skillset necessary to see your startup tech company thrive.


About the Author

is a serial entrepreneur and tech specialist dedicated to helping startup tech companies grow and succeed. As the founder of Build. Brand. Blast., Jose has worked with dozens of enterprises to find direction, gain momentum, and achieve results.



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    Hey there! I’m Jose Vasquez, and I’ve spent my life helping startup technology companies get the direction and momentum they need to succeed. I started Build. Brand. Blast. as a resource for new entrepreneurs to learn the ropes of starting a business and the keys to building something that lasts.

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