The company entrepreneur in us sees opportunities everywhere we look, but many people see only problems everywhere they look. (I bet most of us know people like that!)
The business enterprise entrepreneur in us is more concerned with choosing between opportunities than he or she is with failing woefully to begin to see the opportunities entrepreneurs. Opportunities are everywhere if you are open to it.
We’re all born with what we need to be a small business entrepreneur.
We’re born to create. Everyone is born with this drive, desire, passion, and interest. It’s what we do with it which makes the difference.
Most business owners have not fully developed or nurtured the entrepreneur ideas within themselves. Working available consumes them with short amount of time left to work with it.
There’s almost no time or energy to be creative, nor the understanding that being creative has been alive, fully alive. Few business owners are fully alive; they’re too busy employed by a living.
A business entrepreneurial seizure
A business entrepreneurial seizure is the minute the entrepreneur decides it will be a good idea to start their own business. It’s when one believes that knowing how to accomplish the job of a small business is all one needs to understand in order to start and grow a business.
And so the accountant starts an accounting practice; the mechanic starts a car repair business; the cook opens up a restaurant. They’re going to work, accounting, fixing cars, or cooking meals, none of which can be the real work of the entrepreneur.
In doing so, the one who starts their own business is lost in the teeming confusion developed by demands he or she never anticipated…the demands of organization, the demands of cash flow, the demands of men and women — employees, customers, suppliers, banks, family — and so forth and so on.
They are simply not prepared for the demands that are likely to be made on them. The longer they’re in business, the worse it gets. There is no vision; there is only being fully a slave to work and staying alive. The seizure is over; the entrepreneurial vision a vague memory.
The business entrepreneur is certainly not thinking about doing the work;
He is thinking about creating what sort of company operates. In that regard, the entrepreneur can be an inventor. He or she loves to invent, but does not like to manufacture or sell or distribute what he or she invents.
You will not find business entrepreneurs on the production line. You’ll locate them in their office, their room, in their research center, inside their mind, dreaming about the product, or building a sample of the item, or drawing a photo of the product on the back of a napkin. Entrepreneurs are dreaming, scheming, imagining, playing…. not doing it, doing it, doing it.
The business entrepreneur would go to work ON the business, not IN the business.
The business enterprise entrepreneur invents a business that’s more successful than any other business. The company entrepreneur builds an enterprise; the technician builds a job.
It will take study, practice, continuous education and experience for the entrepreneur to produce a top notch company. While top entrepreneurs be seemingly born with the qualities and traits that mark them, there has, in reality, been a huge number of trial and error in their lives.
In lots of ways, it is the institution of hard knocks that could turn innocuous little stones into sparkling, outrageous gems called entrepreneurs. Quitting is not an option and challenges are only par for the course.