Am I an entrepreneur?
When you start your own business it can come as a bit of a shock to find people referring to you as an entrepreneur. It’s certainly not a word I’ve ever identified with though I know people who do. I always think of an entrepreneur as someone who is primarily motivated by the idea of being in business and just has to come up with an idea and either learn or buy in the skills to implement it. I approached it from the other end; I wanted to use my writing to earn a living and needed to acquire the business knowledge to do it. I discovered that the definition of entrepreneur is:
1. a person who sets up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit.”
That seems to fit whatever your reason for starting your business.