An entrepreneur I am not really – at least not yet. But I have admired those who are and have often imagined myself to be one. Of course since all my work experience has been around Software Engineering / Technology, I have always thought the entrepreneurship might happen in the form of some form of provider of some Software Solution.
That is not something that I am ruling out quite yet, but I do realize now my real goal. What I really want is financial independence. Not having to rely on having to “work” for a paycheck.
Wikipedia defines entrepreneurship as being the “process of designing, launching and running a new business”. While the dictionary defines it as “organizing and operating a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so”.
While both of these make sense, I think of an “entrepreneur” as wikipedia defines it. To me, once a business has been setup and being operated, even with taking higher financial risk, the primary goal switches to running and growing the business. That is the role of a CEO and the Board of Director(s).