What is Entrepreneurship?
In discussing entrepreneurship, it often aids understanding when we begin by agreeing on exactly what the word means to us.
Beyond the dictionary version, there are considerations that can determine how our venture is viewed by others.
entrepreneur, venture, risk, franchise
In discussing entrepreneurship and writing articles on the subject, I have found that it aids understanding when we begin by agreeing on exactly what the word means to us.
Entrepreneurship is the process of creating or seizing an opportunity, and pursuing it regardless of the resources currently controlled.
The American Heritage Dictionary defines an entrepreneur to be “a person who organizes, operates, and assumes the risk for business ventures.
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These are rather abstract concepts for a person just beginning to consider whether they ought to start a business rather than take a job, or leave a secure job for a chance at greater self-fulfillment.
Let us try to refine our understanding of entrepreneurship by asking some more specific questions.
Is everyone who runs a business an entrepreneur? Many would not consider the newspaper carrier, shoeshine person, and grass cutter entrepreneurs, though these are often the youthful pursuits of those with an entrepreneurial bent.FREE BUSINESS INFORMATION
Does it matter whether the business is merely part-time? Whereas some part-time activities are basically hobbies, or undertaken to supplement income, some entrepreneurial ventures can be tested in the marketplace on a part-time basis. Continue reading “BABY BOOMERS GENERATION –ENTREPRENEUR, VENTURE, RISK, FRANCHISE, NETWORK MARKETING — BUILDING PASSIVE/RESIDUAL INCOME”