According to Wikipedia: Entrepreneurship is defined as the process of designing, launching and running a new business. It typically begins as a small business, (such as a startup company), offering a product, process or service for sale or hire.
In the 2010’s, entrepreneurship can be studied in college or university as part of the disciplines of management and business administration. It takes a person with courage and deep drive to pursue this endeavor, which helps build better business to business relationships and formidable bonds with business ventures, adhering to process standards by helping companies to grow. Image courtesy of Stoonn at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
“If you don’t build your dream, someone will hire you to build theirs.”-Tony Gaskins.
Entrepreneurs have a drive within them, they cannot stop pursuing a new idea or venture. That is one of the reasons why America became so great!
A great example is Peet’s coffee. If you have never tried it, by all means go online to Peets.com and order some! You may be able to find it in your local grocery too. Alfred Peet, the founder, grew up in the Netherlands and moved to San Francisco, after trying the coffee available in the area he was not impressed. (Wikipedia biography)
In 1966 he opened Peet’s coffee, Tea & Spices, predating even Starbucks. Peet’s coffee served as a model for Starbucks coffee, did you know that? The founder of Peet’s coffee saw an opportunity to make an industry better, and he pursued his dream until he made it happen. He became an entrepreneur, his coffee business model and expertness encouraging Starbucks founders to this day. Image courtesy of surasakiStock at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Peet’s was one of the first coffee bean and brewed coffee retailers to offer specialty grade coffee, roasting the beans longer, with less of the sour taste of the coffees offered in the US at the time. They are viewed as one of the founding businesses in the gourmet coffee trade. (Source: Wikipedia)
“I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”- Steve Jobs.
Entrepreneurs share their ideas and purpose with the world, growing more ideas and business ventures. The roads are not easy travel, and often may end in disaster or crushed hopes. True Entrepreneurs do not give up. The drive instilled in them propels them forward, their minds constantly churning, inventing or growing new ways to learn and start something new. Image courtesy of arztsamui at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Entrepreneurs also bring something of value to the economy, like jobs, and purpose in the workplace. Google is a great example, they started in a garage by the way. With each step up the business trade to building their brands, they have successfully pried open the world with a hope that helps catapult inspiring entrepreneurs to pursue their talents and dreams.
“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and falling over.”-Sir Richard Branson. He started a magazine when he was seventeen years old called: Student; and if you didn’t know he is the founder of the Virgin Group, which comprises over four hundred companies.
The founder and CEO of Amazon; Jeff Bezos stated: “I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.”
Doors of opportunity may be open in a variety of places and endeavors, but they don’t stay open forever. Entrepreneurs push forward to accomplish a dream, a flicker of hope, an idea before the opportunity vanishes. And if the door closes, they drive themselves to
pursue other opportunities or make a doorway for themselves, redefining businesses and innovation.
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