You don't need the skill-set of Richard Branson to be a successful entrepreneur, but you do need to be able to recognise the gaps in your skills and be willing to learn and help improve your chances of success. Check out the infographic below to learn what skills are needed to start your business on the right track.

What skills do I need to start a business?

Do you have, or can you learn, the right skills to make your business idea a success?

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Next steps

  • Tap into the experience of a mentor or a network.
  • Attend ANZ's free business workshops to develop some of the key skills mentioned above and to meet other small business owners.
  • Search ANZ Biz Hub for tips on running a new business, and to find templates that can help you with business planning, cash flow forecasting and other skills and tasks mentioned in the infographic.
  • Talk to an ANZ Business Banker about funding options.

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