Has the word ‘Entrepreneur’ lost its meaning
Has the term entrepreneur become too trendy to lose its meaning? I hear it, and the term entrepreneurship is mistakenly used in too many discussions.
Here’s a clear example of this. Regularly, I have an email exchange with someone who claims they’re an entrepreneur. I replied, “What company did you start with? “They say,” Hey, I didn’t start a company. I was the fifth employee of Company X.
Another example is the email I get from someone in a large corporation who says, “I want to build more entrepreneurship inside BigCo.”
These are well-intentioned citizens, so I’m not critical of them. But in these contexts, I’m wary of the use of the term entrepreneur.
I just spent the whole evening listening to virtually every person, and its shadow in the room defines itself as an “entrepreneur” in an event for networking.
Maybe it’s just me, or do other people agree that the term “entrepreneur” has lost all its meaning? And before people post … it means someone who starts up a business yada yada I know technically it means precisely that:) I don’t want to sound old because I’m only in my early 30’s. Still, I think in the modern era we’re living in; it has become too convenient for people to start a business by clicking a button as there are just so many grants and funding options out there that’s obvious.
Our corporate life is in the golden age. Currently, it has become so familiar that it borders on cliché.
According to USA Today, most of the Y generation says they want to start a company. The main focus of MBA programs in entrepreneurship. And half of the abstracts I see have at one point or another some self-started business.
But we must stop dreaming about becoming a businessman. I assume that people can use the business to remind others how big they are as if the Hollywood stardom is equal in entrepreneurship. Or the symbol is used to put contempt into people’s minds.
In, “I want to be a businessman, but I’m ….”
Indeed, most people are businessmen, whether or not they take up the mark. You must manage your career and do your work. And most people who call themselves entrepreneurs worry that they don’t have an idea; they fear that their opinion doesn’t work or that they are hungry and that they have to take up a job at some big business. Therefore, there is a vague distinction between who and who is not an entrepreneur. The term entrepreneur is tossed around so much that the term becomes meaningless quickly. This is why :
They’re just an entrepreneur.
Entrepreneurship means taking responsibility for you. It means you think that there won’t be someone out there to give you a stable paycheck, nor will there be someone else to make sure you’re on the right career route. You’re either thinking this way, or you’re unemployable in today’s workforce. Entrepreneurship is a safety net that we hang on to in a very chaotic and unforgiving workplace.
Entrepreneurship is mostly part-time employment. It was in the bathroom.
It isn’t easy to conceive of a business idea. Most of the thoughts are tasting. I’ve had three projects, all financed, and it takes about three years for me to come up with a good, new fundable concept. Yeah, yes, I’m an entrepreneur, but I don’t have a business, and I have no idea, and I’m just like the guy in the cube next to you who goes to work every day trying to find out what his next move is. And, like so many others, my best ideas are going to happen in the bathroom.
Entrepreneurship with a large E is great pain.
The kind of company you should leave, the type of company you hear thrown around at cocktail parties like, “He sure has a lot of money now! “These types of businesses are highly high-pressure, all-consuming, and extremely high-risk. Most ideas don’t work even though they get some money. Most of the founders kill their credit for the idea and don’t leave, and most of the marriages break when one person is married to their business.
The dangers of self-employment are not linked to parenting.
Look, the thought of living for yourself is enticing, of course. Until you have to handle a volatile income and help your children, it’s terrifying, then. Very few people feel that the rewards of self-employment outweigh the genuine fear of not knowing whether you will pay for your child’s camp next summer. Erratic income is very, very difficult for them. (I must have known. My electricity was shut off.)
Entrepreneurship is not a glamorous activity. Cashing out of here is sexy.
It’s fun to be the person with the idea and change the world, with course. Yet most self-employed people do hard work most of the day. And when it’s your business, you want to do as much of it as you can to maximize your profit margin. Entrepreneurs wear 40 different caps. You know that. What you don’t know is that 39 of them are at the entrance stage.
When you go around claiming that you want to become an entrepreneur, you will know the power of your financial life, and validation of your ideas is what you want. This can be done much better in a wide variety of occupations than you can do by yourself.
But it doesn’t mean that you give up your dream of becoming a businessman. This means that you agree that business is an unnegotiable approach in today’s market. How much chance you take can be discussed. And a startup is way too hard for most people to appreciate.