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Management skills that are important for new-age entrepreneurs

By Sthitaprajnya Panigrahi

Managerial skills of entrepreneurs are extremely important since they have to take several risks and seamlessly operate their businesses. As a leader, trendsetter, philosopher and motivator for his team, an entrepreneur should master skills of effective management across various verticals as key traits. Although developing managerial skills in entrepreneurship is not an easy job, skills and qualities of an entrepreneur should be up-to-date and industry-specific to succeed without any hurdles.

Some of the important managerial skills and entrepreneurial skills needed for entrepreneurship are stated below.

Time Management

Since time is considered to be one of the most valuable assets for young entrepreneurs and they have to manage so many things collectedly, time management is the most important key to succeed in entrepreneurial ventures. Through proper time management, they can do more work in less amount of time by eradicating disruptions, prioritising errands and enhancing efficacy as well as productivity. Successful time management permits entrepreneurs to allocate specific time slots to the individual events as per their importance and also gives them the capability to contribute in financial foretelling and market research.

Business Planning

Every entrepreneur should have a proper business plan which highlights his ideas to develop his new venture. Consisting of a single framework divided into various segments including the portrayal of the organisation, market research statistics, sales figures and strategies, competitive analysis and fiscal information, a good business plan or project outline strengthens the foundation of successful business venture. Enabling the budding leaders to renovate their business to fit into the industry standards, the distinctiveness of a good business plan lies in recognizing their target market and strategies to conquer them.

Employee Management

An entrepreneur should have the ability to manage the people. Becoming a good judge of personality as well as the abilities of an individual, recruiting the right talent or resources is the first and foremost step for the success of a company. Efficacious industry leaders should know how to inspire and encourage their workforce so that they can work effectively and contribute significantly towards the growth of the organization.

Customer Management

Keeping a dedicated client base is a challenge for many. In the current scenario, a business can connect with the customer through various digital platforms and this has certainly developed a new direction towards the client/customer relationship. Similarly, being a budding leader, an entrepreneur must possess the skillset to strengthen his connection with the existing customers along with an unperturbed emphasis on forming loyal customer base for his business venture. Since this is the most efficient method to enhance revenue generation, entrepreneurs must be equipped with problem-solving abilities, proper communication skills, along with adequate attention and tolerance to manage customers successfully.

Financial Management

Financial management is the key to keep the business afloat in the market. It is such a crucial pillar for business that once unbalanced, it might take years to regain your lost stature. Even if your business’s finance is managed and handled by a finance professional, you must have adequate knowledge on handling the financial activities such as procurement and utilisation of assets. Only with a good grip over financial management system, one can make suitable choices to progress the business ventures.

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