16040224_MOwning a business takes more than hard work, start-up funds and support from family and friends. Without one essential ingredient – confidence – your operation may be doomed before it starts. Confidence is absolutely vital, whether you’re trying to effectively pitch your business to potential investors, manage day to day challenges or find solutions to long-term problems facing your enterprise. Confidence is what separates successful entrepreneurs and businesses from those who fail. Here are three things you must do to be a confident leader:

You must lead so others can follow

Owning a business inevitably means having employees. It’s your duty to set an example for them. That example should be one of optimism, pride and the expectation of success. Just as an army is only as good as its general, a staff is only as good as the team leader in charge.

You must learn to deal with problems

Every new business has growing pains – and then usually a few more pains from time to time. As the owner, you will ultimately be responsible for arriving at a satisfactory solution. But if you don’t have the belief that you can do so, those solutions will prove to be elusive.

You must recognize your strengths

You are an entrepreneur because you like to work independently and you like flexibility. You have unique qualities and strengths that help you succeed in the business world. Knowing your strengths is key so that when you identify problems, you have the resolve to know you can tackle whatever may come.

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