There are different theories on what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Some experts say being an entrepreneur means having an entrepreneurial spirit. Others say a little luck and some hard work goes a long way. Still, others state that entrepreneurship is about knowing the law of economics.
The theory on what it takes to be an entrepreneur as stated above is usually not a very helpful one for business people or entrepreneurs. It really just gives more ammunition to critics of business who are upset with the business world. It seems many business leaders think that being an entrepreneur means being greedy, deceitful, and dishonest.
Being a successful businessperson does not mean you have to be greedy. In fact, many successful business people are generous with their money. In order to be successful in business, you should be good at making wise business decisions.
Many successful business people are also good business people. They know how to balance the needs of the people they work with the demands of the customers or clients. They understand that some things are necessities and some things are luxuries.
Many successful business people know when to keep their mouth shut and when to speak up when it comes to their company or business. They know when to work smart, and when to work hard.
Most business owners would like to think that entrepreneurs are some of the smartest people in the world. However, it is not always so. There are many successful business people who are not intelligent, and some of them are very stupid.
Often people who are considered to be very successful just seem to be luckier than those who have been in the business for a long time. I remember a good friend of mine who was one of the more successful entrepreneurs at one time.
She had hundreds of companies that she was involved with and many millions of dollars at the time. After some time, many of the companies that she had worked with failed.
I believe many business people may want to think that being an entrepreneur means working without any success. Well, I used to work with many very successful people who were also very honest. They knew when to get involved in something that they were involved in.
There are those who believe that being an entrepreneur is all about money, and if you can make lots of money then that is what being an entrepreneur is all about. But the truth is, most people make the best business decisions about money.
Sometimes, those who do well in business end up being very generous to other people. Some of those people who are very successful tend to give back to the community where they live. So, being an entrepreneur can be about a lot of things, but it is most definitely not all about money.