Traditional employment and becoming an Entrepreneur have a lot of differences, and I have had the luxury of experiencing those differences first hand. For starters, with a trditional job there are always bosses to answer to, and owning your own business means you are the boss. Also, when you work for yourself, you get to choose the people you work with. Most importantly, when you own your own business, you are working for the success of your future, not working to insure that someone above you has a solid future. Although I have had many jobs, one stands out from the rest. I worked for the State of Florida as a Correctional Officer at Union Correctional Institution. After that did not pan out the way I would have liked it to, My husband and I started our own nationwide shipping company called Streamline Xpress. I got to learn the ins out outs of running a business first hand; moreover, I got to see how rewarding the freedom of being my own boss was. It would be beneficial for anyone who has the means to start their own business, to do so, and get away from the repetative grind of a traditional job. First of all, being your own boss verses having a boss is such a fulfilling feeling. When I worked at the prison there was always someone to report to, Even if it were something as simple as my office chair squeaking, I would have to fill out a maintence sheet and give it to my seargent. While, when working for myself, if the office chair squeaked, we either fixed it or dealt with it. It was on us to make the dicision as to what to do with the chair. When it came to more serious issues, we as the owners, would always ask for input and ideas from our employees on what the best solution would be. We made it a team effort, which made everyone feel of importance. Also, being my own boss meant there was nobody breathing down my neck telling me what was right or wrong. I ultimately lost my job at the prison because I disagreed with my seargent; Not because I did something wrong, but because I stuck up for myself when I believed I was right. When I became the boss of others, I vowed to not let this happen to them, as I believe everyone has a right to their opinion, and as long as they were not obsene or outlandish, everyones oppinion was definitly taken into consideration. Another reason being my own boss was better than having one, is because if I needed time off, I could take it. Wheras, at the prison, I would have to put the appropriate paperwork in, and wait for it to make its way through the chain of command, with the hopes that it came back with "approved"…
previously, both have been the underdog, marginalized and degraded to less than humans in certain instances. Yet, with time a breakthrough occurred on so many levels including politics, literature, economics, socially, etc. However, in areas such as entrepreneurship, blacks have lagged behind and Jews have surged ahead at a dramatic rate of change, thus creating a diverged road, where blacks and Jews no longer continue on the same trail, but have their own paths left to pave.
Despite making up less than…
Entrepreneurship in America
Michael Jordan once said, “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” This quote truly explains the idea of entrepreneurial. Entrepreneurial spirit is the motivation inside of someone to do something great. This is the perfect term to describe American greatness because without this type…
self-confidence to make risky decisions. Moreover, entrepreneurs use leading ability to control business developments and let intuition to set up enterprise policies. Which means entrepreneurs have central characteristics to motivate them to commit their jobs or find out undiscovered opportunities. The characteristics directly help entrepreneurs to face abrupt challenges and solve problems. The personal traits have great affects on entrepreneur which cannot be ignored, and that is also the main reason why…
OMM614: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Professor Adrienne Osborne
August 19, 2013
Richard G. Weingardt. was a structural engineer who was also a very successful entrepreneur that from the inception of his company, until the time that he retired, He and His firm completed over four thousand projects that still stand as a monument to his great work. This paper will discuss what it means to be and Entrepreneur, as well as how Richard G. Weingardt…
1) What is entrepreneurship?
Entrepreneurship is the act and art of being an entrepreneur or one who undertakes innovations or introducing new things, finance and business acumen (intelligence) in an effort to transform innovations into economic goods. This may result in new organizations or may be part of revitalizing (stimulating (interesting)) mature organizations in response to a perceived opportunity. The most obvious form of entrepreneurship is that of starting new businesses…
Faculty: Business and Law
Unit Name: Entrepreneurship and Venture Creation
Unit Code: BUS3025M-1213
Tutor’s Name: Kevin Blanchard
Date of Hand-in: 24.04.13
Words Number: /3000
Student’s Name: Rui Mauro Cardoso Alves
Enrolment Number: 09148618
Programme: BA (Hons) International Business
1-Introduce Business Idea
Our business idea is named Uni-Market. Uni-Market LTD is a new, recycling utility for students. Combining an online presence with a drop shop stall on campus means…
Entrepreneurship in China
With China’s economic development, more and more countries started turning their eyes towards this old yet young country. Although, Chinese historical culture and economy institution during transition reflect the particularity of entrepreneurship development in China, this still is a phenomenal time for individual entrepreneurs and innovators in China.
As a developing country, with the profound development of economic system reform, China finished planned economy…
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Setting up a start-up firm for roof top solar
energy Installation in India – Business Model
Generation & Customer development
This report provides an understanding of the early phases Entrepreneurship &
Innovation process primarily focusing on the business model generation &
customer development process. The report provides an overview from literature
as well as learning from my own action learning project on setting up a roof top
Solar energy installation…
“Social entrepreneurship and complexity models” from chapter four of the book “Complexity Science & Social entrepreneurship”. This paper talks about the relationship between social entrepreneurship and complexity models. Entrepreneurship has the power to transform society to a much greater degree than is commonly believed. In addition, leaders and managers play different roles in organizations. From my point of view, I totally agree with all points in the paper. Social Entrepreneurship is a complex…
What is social entrepreneurship?
The animation is made to explain the concept of social entrepreneurship to the general public and raise awareness of the importance of this type of business....
Social entrepreneurship is the attempt to draw upon business techniques to find solutions to social problems.This concept may be applied to a variety of organizations with different sizes, aims, and beliefs.
Conventional entrepreneurs typically measure performance in profit and return, but social entrepreneurs…