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:


  1. noun – a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.

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?