Skills and attributes required include:
To be successful, it is important to have experience and knowledge relating to how a successful business is run. This should include industry-specific knowledge, relating to the relevant industry and also covering the broader industry of business and entrepreneurship. Experience working in a business is highly desirable as this will provide a good foundation upon which to build the idea and the business. A clear business plan with goals and targets will help to direct the idea into action and careful consideration of costs and understanding of profits and business accounting will be beneficial. Any kind of business background will help to create a successful venture, but in the case of an outstanding idea and no business experience, employing close advisors, with the relevant experience, who can guide the idea in the right direction will help make it successful.
There is no specific qualification that makes someone an entrepreneur. Often it is the personal attributes that enable the person to be successful rather than their specific experience in the business world. A good idea and a well-executed plan are often all that is required to create a successful venture.