A colleague sent me a link to an article from Entrepreneur.com explaining the difference, and wanted to know if I agreed.
I do agree with the distinctions.
Technically, most of us are not entrepreneurs, even though in our common conversations we tend to use the terms interchangeably.
Ultimately, however, these aren’t articles or topics that hold any interest for me whatsoever. It’s right up there with “leadership.”
It’s all a bunch of navel-gazing.
I am a small business owner and proud of it. And while I am not an entrpreneur, I do think small business owners can and do think and operate entrepreneurially in many ways.
Though, I feel the word “small” is a misnomer.
People tend to equate “small” with “low income.” And granted, many (most?) small businesses are not profitable and only earn a subsistence income.
However, there are thousands upon thousands of solopreneur businesses earning well into six figures and more. Personally, I prefer the label “boutique.”
I’m not trying to be an entrepreneur, rule the world, be a leader or create some multi-million dollar enterprise.
I want a business that is profitable, adds meaning and purpose to my life using my talents while serving others, and allows me to have a life and live richly beyond the business.
And if I can help others create the same kind of business and lifestyle I’ve been able to, that’s really all I care about.