Not all business owners are created equal. They come from different geographic locations, upbringings, income brackets and social classes, as well as education levels. Regardless of your definition of success, there are a number of common characteristics that are shared by successful business owners.

Research by Xero

Xero surveyed 2,000 small business owners (current and former) from the United States and United Kingdom. Some were successful and others had failed. After analysing their answers and looking for patterns they found characteristics that defined the two groups.





Source: Xero