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Title: Barclays Wealth Insights - Volume 7: The Entrepreneur in Adversity
Author: [Economist Intelligence Unit]

Barclays Wealth

Year: 2008


Subject/Type: Creativity
Focus: Success Factors
Country/Territory: Canada, Hong Kong, China, India, International, Monaco, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America
Objective: To examine the characteristics and motivations of entrepreneurs, and to explore the determinants of success for entrepreneurs.
Sample: 960 entrepreneurs
Methodology: Survey

Main Findings

Surveyed entrepreneurs found the following factors most important to be a successful entrepreneur: perseverance (44%), followed by willingness to take risks (33%), and creativity (33%). Just about one in five entrepreneurs stated that a strong desire to make money was a fundamental characteristic of being an entrepreneur. Self-belief and self-confidence were also deemed crucial entrepreneurial traits.

[Date Added: Jan 7, 2009 ]