“Everybody is in business, we have something to sell but most of us have just decided to sell what others have to sell” – Silas OzoyaWhile many people feel that it’s only those that have a shop, learnt a trade or are selling something in exchange for money or render services are entrepreneurs, I would like to make it very clear that every single human being is an entrepreneur and is a marketer or advertiser selling one thing or the other. It is not only when you resign your job and go into full time business that makes you an entrepreneur or even the reigning thing now to put “self employed” on you social media profile that makes you a business person. The question now is; how come we are all entrepreneurs without our knowing, and what I’m I selling? The average human being wants to impress either a fellow human being or a perceived guidance spirit hence some of us find religion. To impress, you must make conscious effort to present something for the other party to buy into, for that to be successful, there must be some form of packaging and proper presentation which needs some kind of investment in cash, kind and time. The end result is what you want and you definitely want a positive or pleasing end result. If you agree with all the aforementioned and you somehow do one or more of them, then you are an entrepreneur in some form because that is exactly the same steps businessmen/women or “entrepreneurs” both big and small take to achieve whatever goals they have set for themselves or their firms.
This would be easier for those already doing some form of business or investment, but for those that are employees or are self employed, it is also very simple. As an employee, you would always want to impress client and your boss, this simply means you must some investments in your presentations and properly pass the message to the clients and your boss. For example you want your firm to take on a new project or idea, some investments must be made to achieve this set goals, sometimes employees even use their personal funds to make all this happen, they spend so much time doing research and even spend a lot of money on them self to look good. These are all forms of investments. All this put together are about the same thing business men do to make their companies and business work. So at the end we all want the same thing and do the same thing to achieve our goals. We are all in business one way or the other making all of us entrepreneurs. As a business person, horn your skills in business and as an employee operate with this mentality that you are an entrepreneur at work, this make your work easier and promotions come faster because you would have a sense of ownership. See you at the top! Thank you. Image Cred: http://www.corkbic.com