The title of entrepreneur has never sat well with me. The other night a family member introduced me as an entrepreneur. I have never been inclined to call myself by this title and hadn’t stopped to consider why before, but this prompted me to do so.
I realised that my definition of an entrepreneur is someone with a track record over a sustained period of time of conceiving, starting and growing business ventures – with at least a few successes thrown in the mix. I don’t meet my own definition of an entrepreneur… yet.
The definition of an entrepreneur is open to interpretation. Most dictionary definitions are along the lines of:
Who chooses to call themselves an entrepreneur and whether or not they should do so, is neither here nor there. In most cases it’ll be someone that’s having a red hot crack at doing something they enjoy – and that’s what matters the most.
It is, for now however, not a word I will use to describe myself.
Are you an entrepreneur?