jeff gardner.

Entrepreneurship

Being an entrepreneur, in my opinion, is some of the best fun you can have without the aid of jello and a very large, very high-speed fan. One thing that I think a lot of people overlook when thinking of business is that business can be a creative endeavor.  What would creative business look like?  Well lots of different things.  But no matter what it looks like, entrepreneurship is the creative arm of the business world. Think about it; the idea of creating something new is the central pillar of creativity. But what is entrepreneurship but creating something from, effectively, nothing. The processes might be a little different, but in the end, creating art and creating businesses have much in common. In both cases you are forced to bring something new to the table, and in both cases you are forced to make decisions about the direction of your creation. In the end, even the outcome is similar; if you are good, you’ll be able to scape a living out of either.

In the past, I’ve been fortune enough to be involved in a few small businesses. As an investor in one and an investor/operator in the other. But they have always been small and, in both cases, the cash flow has been very small. The idea of business creation is almost constantly at the front of my mind and yet, I haven’t done anything new in ages. Almost always there but almost impossible to put into practice. This is a common problem and one that I, and anyone else in a similar position, needs to kick as fast as possible. You can have the most wonderful idea in the world but without execution it’s not worth a dime to anyone.

I have my idea, and this time I’m going to run with it. What’s your idea?


Tagged: business, entrepreneurship, and self-motivation
25 February 2008

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