It can be easy to look at successful entrepreneurs and think that they were destined from birth to do what they are doing. If you are starting your entrepreneurial journey, you may look at other people and think that they must just have a little extra something that makes them successful. 

As an entrepreneur and philanthropist, Valentino DiGiorgio has a passion for helping small businesses and local entrepreneurs thrive. Today he shares his thoughts on the question of whether entrepreneurs are born or made.

All entrepreneurs have a certain set of skills in common:

  • Ability to learn from past mistakes and experience
  • Discipline
  • Dedication
  • Passion
  • Innovative problem solving
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Determination and passion to follow their vision

All of these skills are things that can be learned. Everyone is passionate about something, can learn to be disciplined, learn people skills, and figure out how to problem solve. All of that, combined with a little bit of luck, it how successful entrepreneurs are created.