Are You An Entrepreneur?

Are You an Entrepreneur At Entrepreneur Community Online (ECO)?

My reason for asking this question is simple – I really want to know.

I believe that every person is born with the spark of creative genius that needs to be nurtured, shared and allowed to flourish. I call this spark – entrepreneur – it creates inquisitive minds, a fighting spirit & that persistence that moves mountains. This spark ignites a bonfire that reduces these mountains to molehills and this is what will allow the human race to achieve its greatest potential.

It is our goal at ECO to help you get your needs met so that you can achieve your greatest potential.

So, if you think you are “just a small business” owner, think again.

  • What gave you the courage to hang out your “open for business” sign?
  • What keeps you going since the new has worn off?
  • What are the dreams in your heart and how does your business figure into it?

Hmmn, sounds suspiciously like that creative genius I was talking about a few paragraphs ago. AKA: Entrepreneur.

Ready to pick this subject apart now? More than you ever wanted to know about entrepreneurship and were afraid to ask!

Here is the Wikipedia definition of “entrepreneur”:

An entrepreneur is a person who has possession of a new enterprise, venture or idea and is accountable for the inherent risks and the outcome of a product.

What Motivates You To Become An Entrepreneur?

1: You consciously choose to – you say to the world “I am an entrepreneur” and then you go figure out what that means and then become it.

2: Circumstances force you to hang out your shingle and go into business for yourself. Along the way you self describe as an entrepreneur instead of as a self employed.

The 3 Types of Entrepreneurs – Taken from Wikipedia:

Serial Entrepreneur:

A serial entrepreneur is one who continuously comes up with new ideas and starts new businesses. In the media, the serial entrepreneur is represented as possessing a higher propensity for risk, innovation and achievement. Serial entrepreneurs are more likely to experience repeated entrepreneurial success. They are more likely to take risks and recover from business failure.

I would add a sub-heading within this section to include those entrepreneurs that work in the high growth, technology oriented scalable startup space. These entrepreneurs typically have lower bootstrapping costs, higher risk, and higher potential return on investment. Successful high tech startups are typically more scalable than an established business, in the sense that they can potentially grow rapidly with limited investment of capital, labor or land.

Lifestyle Entrepreneur:

A lifestyle entrepreneur places passion before profit when launching a business in order to combine personal interests and talent with the ability to earn a living. Many scalable startup entrepreneurs may be primarily motivated by the intention to make their business profitable in order to sell to shareholders. In contrast, a lifestyle entrepreneur intentionally chooses a business model intended to develop and grow their business in order to make a long-term, sustainable and viable living working in a field where they have a particular interest, passion, talent, knowledge or high degree of expertise.

Social Entrepreneur:

A social entrepreneur is motivated by a desire to help, improve and transform social, environmental, educational and economic conditions. Key traits and characteristics of highly effective social entrepreneurs include ambition and a lack of acceptance of the status quo or accepting the world “as it is”. The social entrepreneur is driven by an emotional desire to address some of the big social and economic conditions in the world, for example, poverty and educational deprivation, rather than by the desire for profit. Social entrepreneurs seek to develop innovative solutions to global problems that can be copied by others to enact change.

Feeling overwhelmed yet?

Do you feel like you have been dissected, reassembled and put in a fancy box with a lid slammed down tight? Don’t worry, this was all just food for thought. If you are like me, the one thing you don’t want is to be classified, stereotyped, and then dismissed. So, keep on being that rugged individual with dreams to chase down and manifest. Just use some of the ideas on this page to help you make sense of why you might do some of the things you do and then adjust accordingly.

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