There has always been debate and discussion as to whether entrepreneurs are born or made. It seems like there are distinctly two schools of thought – those that adamantly believe they are born and those who say they are made.

We believe that entrepreneurship can be taught. Everyone has a flicker of a great idea in them; it's just that many individuals need to find the switch to turn on the light. Listening to someone that motivates you, seeing something whilst on holiday or realising you could do something better than what is currently available, often inspires the spirit of enterprise.

There are many cliché frameworks of what entrepreneurs might look like – our experience is that they come in many shapes and sizes, personalities, attitudes and behaviours. Some may believe that the Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance published by the University of Cambridge Press in 2006 holds the answer. The book tells us to forget that the notion that genius, talent or any other innate qualities create the “greats”.

As we have said before, we are great believers that success and indeed becoming a successful entrepreneur is down to 1% inspiration, 29% good tuition and 70% hard work and graft.

Don't put yourself into a box or foster a mind-set of limiting belief, this creates inertia. 

Blog written by Winning Pitch, who are a lead delivery partner for the Excelerator Consortium that manages the Business Wales Accelerated Growth Programme.

Details of the Programme can be found on the Accelerated Growth Programme website.
 

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