The Personal Skills And Abilities To Start A Business


Are you in the best possible shape to run your business? It’s a tough question to start with and 9 times out of 10 the answer will be ‘Yes’. But before you can say that with any real conviction, you need to be aware of the actual skills and abilities that a business owner has to have. Simply relying on luck is not the way to go and the best entrepreneurs and business owners are always developing their own skills as well as those of their team. In today’s digital world, it’s so easy to start up a new business, but that means it’s also easy to fail, so you need to have the right skills in place to make sure your business is a success.

In, Personal skills and abilities to start a business, we’ll look at the reasons why you want to start your own business and help you identify which business activities might be most appealing to you. We’ll cover off the types of skills, knowledge and abilities that are needed to run a business and ways that you can spot gaps in your own abilities so that you can close them off. We’ll also reflect on the financial rewards that can come from running your own business and the effort that needs to be put in to achieve them.

You’ll learn about:

  • Reasons for starting a business.
  • Identifying the types of business activities that you might be interested in.
  • The skills and knowledge required of a business owner.
  • Spot your own skills as well as taking action to develop those you might be missing.
  • The commitments required to run a business.
  • Your personal financial needs.
  • The rewards that can come from running your own business.

Starting your own business is a huge undertaking as you’re putting your reputation and skills on the line. You’ll be the one making the decisions and when things go wrong you’ll be the one carrying the can. But that means, when things go right, then the glory and the financial rewards are yours and you’ll get tremendous satisfaction from delivering a great product and service. What’s more, you’re in control of your own destiny and that’s a great thing to be able to say.

Remember, throughout the course to make your own notes on what skills and abilities you already have and those that you might need to develop for running your own digital business.


6 mins
Why Do You Want To Start Your Own Business?
15 mins
What Businesses Might Appeal To You?
8 mins
The Knowledge, Skills And Qualities To Run A Business
10 mins
Identifying Knowledge, Skills And Qualities
8 mins
Closing The Gaps
8 mins
Your Commitment To Running A Business
10 mins
Making Enough Money
15 mins
Rounding It Off
3 mins
1 mins

Case Study

Al Shariat
10 mins

Knowledge Boost

Where Are The Rewards In Starting Your Own Business?
15 mins

Rocket Fuel

Identifying Skill Gaps In Your Business
10 mins


Self Assessment
30 mins

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Enrolled: 1 student
Duration: 10 hours
Lectures: 14
Level: Beginner