There are many skills that entrepreneurs must have in order to be successful at what they do. But, here are some specific skills that entrepreneurs must elevate before the New Year:

- Ability to Sell - Successful entrepreneurs must be able to evaluate market needs effectively and act on findings in a timely manner. They must understand how to be a salesperson without coming off as ingenuine or too pushy. Perfect your sales pitch, find confidence in communicating it, and continue to review your efforts to see what’s working and what isn’t.
- Having Empathy - Being able to feel the emotions of others and put yourself in their shoes can take you a long way and offer many opportunities as an entrepreneur. Now more than ever, it’s important to be kind to others and do business in a compassionate manner. You’ll leave a significant mark on everyone you cross paths with.
- Self-Reliance - Collaboration is great, but you must also balance it with the ability to be self-reliant. Successful entrepreneurs must be able to rely solely on themselves when needed in order to get certain tasks done. Always reflect on whether it’s more productive and efficient to rely on others or simply yourself before making business decisions.
- Stay Organized - It’s hard for entrepreneurs to get things done when what they need is nowhere to be found. Ensure that you keep documents and files organized to save the time and effort of searching high and low for something. When you take the time to implement small changes like this, you’re able to do bigger and better things in the long run.
- Passion - Above all else, you must ensure that you’re passionate about what you’re doing. It’s not fulfilling if you have to force yourself to do something you think you want to do instead of loving every second of doing it. Half-hearted attempts at anything can never be successful.

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