I have been browsing business news for fun. All I want is a little light reading, keep up on the trends, and learn something new. I was surprised when my eyes fell on this article.

There are a lot of traits I value in myself and the people I surround myself with. As a matter of fact, these 3 specific traits not only make you a good person – they make you a good entrepreneur!

Generosity goes a long way!

I live my life by the belief that kindness is necessary. I am not so delusional that I believe all people are kind, but I lead by example.

Opening up yourself to people with a little generosity sets you apart in business and life.

You can express this side of yourself through community projects, how you treat your employees, and the deals you offer your customers.

Stay within your passion.

As a matter of fact, most people are successful because of their passions. It gives them that drive they need to move forward.

If you are passionate in life, you are less likely to give up. The same can be said in starting a business.

It is not as simple as monetizing what you love, however that can create the initial drive you need.

Be genuine!

When you show people you are genuine, people will relax and learn to trust you. People value authenticity in others, as well as business!

Do not keep a hidden agenda. Remain up front and honest.

This also helps in reputation protection. If you are already genuine, any bad press is easier to handle. You already maintain an open book-style business. Customers are more likely to accept your apology.

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