No matter what industry you’re in, there are three qualities that all successful small business owners possess. And having these qualities is a great way to ascertain whether or not you’re ready to take on the challenge of becoming your own boss and selling travel as an independent agent. All successful small business owners possess the powers of:

1. Adaptability.

The business landscape is ever-changing with the constant influx of new technology, so it is very important that small business owners are able to adapt and change business processes to better aid their customers. Likewise, it’s also important that they are able to ascertain if a new technology is something that will help or hinder a customer’s experience, and how to tell if something is just a flash in the pan. 

2. Confidence.

When you think about it, this one is pretty easy to see. After all, going to work for yourself is not an easy feat. In order to go out on that limb alone, you have to possess a certain amount of confidence. And oftentimes, you have to “fake it ’til you make it.” If you’ve got the confidence to go in the direction of your dreams, then you will be able to ask for the sale, and then the sky is the limit for you as a businessperson!

3. Networking.

The best small business owners are first and foremost natural (or seemingly natural) self-promoters. They make connections with people that influence their markets and industry. They take the first step to put themselves–and their companies–out there. It may seem like a daunting task, but this is a power you must possess (or teach yourself) in order to be successful. It is important to make connections seem organic and not just for your gain. Creating relationships are key to any business venture, especially when it comes to the customer.

What other qualities do you think successful business owners possess?