Business Women Connect: What Type of Entrepreneur Are You?

I’ve read recently that something like 70% of all new small businesses created in the USA by 2018 will be started by women. Many women start businesses that align with personal values and offers freedom and flexibility when it comes to things like scheduling. I believe that the majority of these businesses will find success. Why? Most women become entrepreneurs not necessarily just to make money, but for reasons of the heart! They want to add value in the lives of the people they care about, to make a positive impact on their community and to make the world a better place. The WHY that fuels their passion to succeed is BIG!

Do you have the heart for entrepreneurship? An Entrepreneur is a person who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise. The word originates from old French, the verb Entreprendre which means to undertake.

Here are some examples:

Mompreneur: An entrepreneur who is actively balancing the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur on a daily basis.

Solopreneur: An entrepreneur who works alone, (hence "solo") and runs her business as a one-person-show. A solopreneur may subcontract persons and consultants, yet have full responsibility for the running of their business without an operational team.

Soulpreneur: An entrepreneur who has turned her passion into a business, and runs it from the heart, can be described as a soulpreneur. Some examples are women who are in the business of meditation, yoga, massage therapy, life coaching, etc.

Youngpreneur: A school-age entrepreneur is often referred to as a youngpreneur -typically used for an entrepreneur who is under 21 years old. Youngpreneurs may be inexperienced entrepreneurs, trying to get their first fledgling business venture going, or may already be on their way to a multimillion dollar business.

Ideapreneur: An entrepreneur who is good at creating new, interesting and innovative ideas, and who can realize them. The ability to take action and move an idea from ideation stage to execution is the key to being an ideapreneur.

Intrapreneur: An employee or an executive of a corporation who thinks, acts, and operates with entrepreneurial spirit. An intrapreneur takes direct responsibility for turning an idea into a profitable finished product through assertive risk-taking and innovation.

Wanna-be-preneur: A person who talks about ideas for business, talks about owning and running a business enterprise, but never takes the step to do so. A wanna-be-preneur may act like an entrepreneur, attend entrepreneur events, talk to others about her ideas, follow and share entrepreneur news; but prefers not to take the risk associated with becoming an entrepreneur - always staying at that ideation stage, and expecting results from it.

So, if you have an idea that you believe can make a difference, what are you waiting for? Right here, right now is the best time to start! So, what type of entrepreneur are you?


Shelly Aristizabal

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