2Own Your OwnFrom what you’ve heard me say and personal experience, write a 1-2 sentence definition for the term:“Entrepreneur/Entrepreneurship”
3Definition:Entrepreneur: an individual who undertakes the creation, organization, and ownership of a business. They accept the risks and responsibilities of business ownership to gain profits and personal satisfaction.Who knows someone who owns their own business?
4Couple Extra TermsEntrepreneurship: the “process” of recognizing an opportunity, testing it in the market, and gathering resources necessary to go into business.Entrepreneurial: “acting” like an entrepreneur or having an entrepreneurial mind-set.
5Fun Facts90% of all businesses are small, with fewer than 100 employees.62% of these are based out a person’s home.There are people out there to help. SBA, BBB, etc…
6Why own your own Business? Advantages:Being Your Own Boss = Freedom!Doing Something You Enjoy = Fun!Opportunity to be creative = Innovate!Set Your own schedule = Flexible!Job Security = Control Your own Destiny!Make More Money = Unlimited potential!Recognized in the Community = Respect!
7Why not own your own Business? Disadvantages:Working Long Hours = Exhausted…Uncertain Income = Lack of Stability…Being Fully Responsible = You are it…Risking One’s Investment = Big Risk…
8So How can You become an Entrepreneur? Most Entrepreneurs aren’t your average “Joe Shmoe”They work hard and possess a set of specific qualities/characteristics that set them apart.Never fear, they can be learned, developed, and practiced.
9Characteristics of a great Entrepreneur! PersistentCreativeResponsibleInquisitiveGoal-OrientedIndependentSelf-DemandingSelf-ConfidentRisk-TakingRestlessAction OrientedEnthusiastic
10Developing those Characteristics There are four great ways to work on and develop your Entrepreneurial skills.ReadingWritingWatchingSolvingWe are going to practice each.
11Do you love Cookies? Wally Amos Did and created a cookie empire! Let’s learn more about Wally, by reading, writing, solving problems, and watching.
12Continual ProcessOver the Next few days we’ll be doing some activities to develop your Entrepreneurial skills and characteristics