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3 Types of Entrepreneurs Who Thrive in Startups

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 6/10/2015 Jose Vasquez

2015-10-05-1444075347-9649964-01BuildBrandBlastArticleHeader.jpg © Provided by The Huffington Post 2015-10-05-1444075347-9649964-01BuildBrandBlastArticleHeader.jpg These types of entrepreneurs do best in an environment that starts with a small team and scales up.
There are many types of entrepreneurs, all of which have different goals, different passions, different attitudes and different approaches. We're all united by our desire to take charge of a business, but I love to see that diversity manifest in the marketplace.
Some entrepreneurs do better when stepping into an established business, or taking over a franchise, but some types of entrepreneurs thrive strongest in the high-pressure, unpredictable world of startups. Take these three, for instance, who I see on an almost daily basis:
1.Team Builders. Team builders are all about surrounding themselves with great people. They want to be entrepreneurs because they want to be surrounded with critical thinkers, creative types, and great personalities. Because team builders have a great sense for who adds to a company's capabilities and culture, they tend to build great teams, and great teams are a critical requirement for emerging startups to be successful.
2.Tinkerers. Tinkerers are never quite satisfied with anything. They tweak things, sometimes hardly noticeable little things, in order to gradually get closer to that unachievable "perfect" vision. Tinkerers are perfect for startups because startups are never perfect -- there are always things to change, adapt, and tweak along the way. Because tinkerers are always trying to make improvements, their startups are always moving a little closer to perfection (even if they never quite get there).
3.Competitors. Competitors want to be the best at everything. Aside from the ego and control issues, their desire to win motivates them to work harder, think smarter, and do more than everyone else. They're perfect for startups because they push their teams to be the best, and they never let their competitors get the better of them.
If one of these archetypes describes you and you aren't already running a startup of your own, it may be time to consider starting one. Get your creative juices flowing and start jotting down ideas--as long as you're passionate, hardworking, and intelligent about how you surround yourself with, you'll have a great shot at making your startup a success.

Jose Vasquez is a serial entrepreneur and tech enthusiast dedicated to helping startup technology companies get the direction and momentum they need to succeed. As the founder of Build. Brand. Blast., Jose has established a collective resource for tech entrepreneurs to consult when brainstorming, creating, launching, or expanding a new business. Jose is also the founder and CEO of Quez Media Marketing, a marketing firm that combines technology and creativity to help new and growing companies get the results they need.

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