YEC: Essential Skills for Small Business Leaders

Running a small business is similar to a juggling act, where entrepreneurs wear numerous hats to keep the show running smoothly. While adaptability and multitasking are key, there are specific skills that stand out for small-business leaders striving for success. These skills go beyond the basics of entrepreneurship and delve into the intricacies of leadership and management. To discuss these skills, a panel of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) members responded to the following question: “When you run a small business, you often have to wear a lot of hats to ensure everything gets done. But what’s the top skill you think all small-business leaders should have if they’re going to succeed, and why?”. Jordan Edelson, CEO of Appetizer Mobile, responded by saying the following,”“The top skill all small-business leaders should have if they’re going to succeed is effective communication, as it helps build transparency throughout the business and provides clear-cut goals for all departments and team members. Leaders should also help build and maintain clear lines of communication between employees and management.”