What is a top entrepreneur called and what are its characteristics? Negar Rokni, a famous Iranian entrepreneur, explains

 Passion and motivation

If there is one phrase that describes the fundamental characteristics of entrepreneurship, it is passion and motivation.

 Your level of passion and motivation will determine your success in any entrepreneurial venture. From creating prototypes to proving your idea to venture capitalists, success depends on passion, enthusiasm, determination, and willpower.


Risk-taking is one of the most prominent characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs are risk-takers who prepare for a deep dive into a sea full of unpredictability. But not all risk-takers are successful entrepreneurs. In terms of risk-taking, what is the difference between successful entrepreneurs and others? Successful entrepreneurs are willing to risk their money and time on the unknown, but they also retain their mental and energy resources, plans, and capacities when dealing with the “unknown unknown.”

 Self-confidence, hard work, and purposeful commitment

Entrepreneurs enjoy what they do. They believe in themselves and have confidence and commitment to their work. Sometimes, they may show a little stubbornness in intense focus and belief in their idea. But on the other hand, it is a coin of order and commitment that they show.

 Money management

Another characteristic of successful entrepreneurs is money management. Every entrepreneurial venture takes time to make a profit. Until then, capital is limited and should be spent wisely. Successful entrepreneurs are aware of the imperative need to manage money and plan for their current and future financial commitments (with an additional defensive shield). Even after financing or fully implementing the plans, a successful businessman has complete control over his money flow, because he knows that money is the most important aspect of any business.

 Planning (but not over-planning)

Entrepreneurship is a business in which one has to start a business from scratch and at the same time manage limited resources (resources such as time, money, and personal communication). Entrepreneurship is a long-term commitment, and trying to plan as much as possible from the beginning is a wise move. However, in reality, planning for everything, and having a solution for every possible risk, may prevent you from taking even the first step. Successful entrepreneurs prepare for anything, but most importantly, they always keep alive the nature and mindset that they have not always been able to cope with the possibilities.