Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Are Already An Entrepreneur? Find Out Here!

The word "entrepreneur" is a derivative of the french word "entreprendre," which means "to undertake."   In the traditional sense of the word, an entrepreneur is anyone who undertakes something.  Most modern Americans think of an entrepreneur as undertaking a business.  But in reality, an entrepreneur is anyone who undertakes anything.  This can be a project, creative vision, or any thing else.  If you are already undertaking responsibilities, you are already an entrepreneur in the most rudimentary sense.

Let's add a little more definition to the mix.  Another interpretation of the word  "entrepreneur" is one who shifts economic resources out of an area of lower yield into an area of higher yield.  (This is where we get the modern term of entrepreneurship from.)  Basically, this just means that if you take resources and multiple them in order to have more money, you are an entrepreneur!  Think about that!  Even a stay at home mom can be considered an entrepreneur under this definition! After all, doesn't she take her family's resources and multiply them in the form of cutting costs and stretching dollars in order to have more expendable income for her household? Ummm..... Yeah!

I write this blog post to tell you that you don't have to be the founder of a Fortune 500 company to be considered an entrepreneur.  All you have to do is take on a responsibility and multiply its resources.  I'm pretty sure many of you already do that on a daily basis anyway.  The next time you cut out a coupon, make an investment, or take on an odd job..... You are practicing entrepreneurship!  So never think of these tasks as mundane again.  Think of them as an chance to emulate some of the greatest entrepreneurs on earth.  So if an opportunity does arise for you to start your own business, you'll be ready!

Aarin Elizabeth is the founder of iVi Scents | Nontoxic Bath and Body
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