Meanings of Entrepreneur Part II
The different directions of entrepreneurship
It would be fundamentally wrong to speak of THE entrepreneurship. Rather, this phenomenon is broken down into further sub-categories.
Here the corporate philosophy revolves primarily around the area of innovative technology. It is characteristic that entrepreneurs often have to invest comparatively large sums here in order to be successful in the long term. The above-mentioned offers from funding programs are used comparatively often here.
According to SPORTINGOLOGY.COM, entrepreneurs who focus on regional entrepreneurship focus – as the name suggests – on the special characteristics of their region. This is often reflected, among other things, in an individual corporate philosophy.
The addition “social” plays an important role with regard to this type of entrepreneurship. The entrepreneurs deal in their (sometimes very creative and unusual) ideas with solving social problems.
In a certain way, entrepreneurs are also characterized by their “thinking differently” in different areas. In the course of corporate entrepreneurship, great value is placed on not just living these characteristics at the beginning of a start-up, but also practicing them on an ongoing basis. This is to ensure that the problems of everyday life are met in an individual, creative way and that one’s own “roots” and the goal that stands above everything are not forgotten.
In this area of entrepreneurship, the focus is on the environment or environmental protection. In this segment, it is often possible to specifically identify gaps in the market and ultimately to fill them.
Senior entrepreneurship is the name of a special phenomenon. Because: nowadays, more and more older people are deciding to start their own business. While some decisions of this kind are also the fear of not finding a new job in old age, others see senior entrepreneurship as an opportunity to realize oneself again before retirement.
To put it simply, these are multiple founders. The specialty: a serial entrepreneur is never involved in several start-ups at the same time. This, by the way, sets him apart from the habitual entrepreneur.
Companies that work according to intrapreneurship pursue the goal that their employees should behave as if they were entrepreneurs. This is to ensure better identification with a brand.
Which entrepreneurs should you know?
Many successful entrepreneurs come from the USA. The best-known representatives here include …:
- Steve Jobs, the man behind Apple
- Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon
- Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft and “by the way” also the richest person in the world.
They are all probably perfect examples that the mix of an innovative idea and assertiveness can help you ultimately even become a millionaire or billionaire.
Inspirational words from experienced entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs know the problem: sometimes it seems as if their own business idea has failed. If you keep playing with the idea of literally simply giving up and switching back to a permanent position, it can help to deal with inspiring thoughts and quotes from experienced entrepreneurs.
Quotes like Larry Page’s. “Always do a little more than is expected of you!” Or “There is no point in being a creative and original thinker these days in the business world if you are not able to sell what you create. “David Ogilvy can often be found on relevant pages and can help to overcome one or the other moral low point.
Which entrepreneurs are there in Germany?
A look at the German economy shows that it would definitely be wrong to look exclusively to America when looking for successful entrepreneurs. Because there are also many people in Germany who have made the leap to success.
The most famous examples here include:
- Natalie Mekelburger from Coroplast
- Joseph Wilhelm von Rapunzel
- Renate Pilz from Pilz GmbH & Co. KG
- Adrian Pausder from Thermondo GmbH in Berlin.
Reading for the real entrepreneur spirit
Are you at the beginning of your career and want to find out more about your chances and possibilities? Maybe you are also looking for a little motivation? In all of these cases, it can help to focus on the right reading. But which books are particularly recommended here? Basically, the variety of books available naturally allows you to choose a work that is optimally adapted to your expectations.
However, the following are particularly popular in the field of entrepreneur books:
- “Tools of the Titans” (T. Ferriss)
- “Private Label: E-Commerce with Own Brands” (A. Frank)
- “The 4-hour startup” (F. Plötz)
- “Storytelling for companies” (M. Rupp).
Especially in connection with books about entrepreneurship, it is of course also true that you don’t have to read the classic chapter by chapter here. Rather, it can make sense to secure several books and to deal with the individual topics – as required – and to mark important points, similar to those in your studies.
Entrepreneurs Organization Germany
The Entrepreneurs Organization Germany offers a broad network. As part of the organization, interested parties not only have the opportunity to inspire each other, but can also take part in training courses. The entire organization is based on a voluntary principle and has been continuously developed over the years.
The result: an even broader range of offers, which can be ideally adapted to your individual corporate goals and with which you can not only promote yourself, but also any employees.
Step by step to becoming an entrepreneur
Developing an entrepreneur does not happen overnight, but is the result of a long process. It is particularly characteristic here that various steps are taken on the way to the “big goal”.
How do I become an entrepreneur?
Good question! In fact, there is no real secret recipe that you can use here. One factor that forms the basis for further developments here is the character of the entrepreneur. Because he decides how to proceed – even in crisis situations. In addition to character, it is of course also important to rely on other factors. For example, appropriate training and participation in training courses also play a major role here. Inspirational content can also often be found at trade fairs.
Focus on your goal!
This is an excellent tip that many successful people take to heart. Anyone who is annoyed about long working hours, pressure or one or the other financial bottleneck should keep in mind why they are taking on life as an entrepreneur and what advantages this decision offers them. Because who knows what he will take all the effort for, also knows that reaching the goal is worth all the effort.
Become a collector of information!
The secret of a good entrepreneur is, among other things, to think outside the box and, accordingly, to brainstorm generously. Who knows if certain information will not be helpful in the future, even if it doesn’t appear to be at first glance?
Fast adaptability and fast learning are required
Successful entrepreneurs also differ from their colleagues in their ability to adapt, among other things. This means that they can ideally adapt to changes in the market, for example trends, and design their range accordingly.
Communicate with everyone and everyone
As simple as it sounds: (almost) every conversation can help you! Therefore, you should never prematurely exclude someone as a conversation partner. After all, this could also be a potential customer who can tell you in a conversation what he expects from your product.
Good financial planning is essential
Even the very best idea not only needs a motivated entrepreneur, but also a corresponding financial cushion. It is up to you whether you have saved this up or rely on a loan. Of course, the amount of the budget required also depends on your particular business idea.