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Key Skills, Beliefs, & Core Values in Business

Most people have some sort of side hustle these days.  That makes anyone who does, a businessperson.  Below is a list of key skills, beliefs, and core values that businesspeople must possess in order to achieve success.  What other skills do you think a savvy entrepreneur must utilize?  Let me know in the comments!


  • Honesty
  • A Positive Attitude
  • Good Listening Skills
  • Ability to Ask Great Questions
  • Willingness to Seek Referrals
  • String Self-Esteem & Big Ego
  • Discipline & Focus
  • Effective Time/Self-Managing Skills
  • Organization
  • Knowledge on how to Overcome Objections
  • Written Goals
  • Monitoring of Metrics, Results, & Outcomes
  • Persuasive Communication Skills – both spoken & written word
  • Ability to Work Well w/Internal & External Customers
  • Continuing Education
  • Ability to Maximize Relationships
  • Industry Networking Skills
  • Competent at Technology
  • Ability to Identify & Strategize Opportunities
  • Persistence
  • Openness Towards New Ideas
  • Willingness to Change/Upgrade
  • Be Effective at Following Up
  • Honor Commitments & Deliverables
  • Contain Strong Values
  • Be a Positive Reflection of/Ambassador of Your Firm
  • Cannot Be Easily Discouraged
  • Ability to Deal w/Rejection
  • Knowledgeable, Yet w/Easy Access to Resources for Other Stuff, etc.

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