Being an entrepreneur is a source of pride. It also evidences an individual with a huge amount of discipline and focus to be able to build a business a lot of times from just an idea. It is the ambition of an entrepreneur that built the most profitable and successful companies. The only issue is that the word entrepreneurship can often vary from person to person.
Hearpreneur asked entrepreneurs their definition of entrepreneur and here few entrepreneurs we would like to give some special attention:
4) Solving Problems & Driving Society Forward
Courtesy: Yu-kai Chou
Being an entrepreneur is really about solving problems and driving society forward. There are a lot of problems people face every single day.The entrepreneur looks around and asks, “Why hasn’t anyone solved this problem yet?” At that point, the entrepreneur becomes compelled to go out and solve the problem herself – putting everything on the line to create an impact on something she is passionate about. Everyone dreams, but the difference between an entrepreneur and a dreamer is action. Why did you start your business? This is the very reason I started my company. I saw that the majority of brick-and-mortar businesses are failing within three years, even though 95% of total spending is stilling happening offline. Clearly they were doing something wrong. That’s when I set on the journey of helping this entire industry catch up with technology and innovation after being left behind for over 20 years.Thanks to Yu-kai Chou, RewardMe!
7) It’s Never As Easy As You Think
Being an entrepreneur is never as easy as you think it will be but if you continue to experiment, stay persistent; and most importantly; always belief in yourself, you will reach your goals. Why did you start your business? I started Cinegif after being a sports photographer for 10 years and developing a form of video using my photographs. Cinegif is an Austin, Texas-based software development company that has created a patented video conversion software that helps communicate and tell a story, without the file size, complexity, and cost of traditional video. During my photo shoots I would concentrate on one specific athlete and take repetitive photos of that person so they could see how they moved, their own body language, if their eyes were on the ball etc. This technique made my photographs become a video which brought up the name Cinegif – combining the “Cinema” like quality of the moving photographs along with the technical format used to create them.
Thanks to Doug Richardson, Cinegif!
17) Doing What 99% of People Won’t Ever Be Crazy Enough To Do
Being an entrepreneur means I’ve done what 99% of people won’t ever be crazy enough or risky enough to do: take a dream and turn itinto something actionable and executable. It means that I’ve fully realized what it is to be self-actualized and autonomous and have the full freedom to create whatever I’m brave enough to imagine.
Thanks to Rebekah Iliff, talkTECH Communications!
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