The Reluctant Entrepreneur

  • SumoMe

Hello again

I have been away for a while and have been rethinking my blog. The sharper eyed will notice that I have added a new ‘tag’ to my header, ‘The Reluctant Entrepreneur’. So what does that mean and why? Although I would love to be an internet millionaire, the reality is that I am here because I need to earn a living and sincerely believe that whatever we do in our working lives today is heavily influenced by the internet. Sure there are still lots of people and businesses who do not have any sort of on-line presence, but with very few exceptions, the most successful retail businesses have an on-line presence and in most cases have a ‘Social Media’ presence as well (just type in twitter coca cola or twitter Nike or twitter BMW or Facebook coca cola, Nike or BMW).

So what is an ‘entrepreneur’? ‘A person who organizes, operates, and assumes the risk for a business venture’ or ‘the owner or manager of a business enterprise who, by risk and initiative, attempts to make profits’ are just 2 definitions from thefreedictionary.com (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/entrepreneur ). There are many other definitions, but if you are hoping to make money on the internet, you are one!

Why ‘reluctant’? Because I always thought that I would have a job and didn’t have to run my own enterprise. That all changed several years ago when I was made redundant for the umpteenth time and couldn’t find another job. So here I am as the ‘reluctant entrepreneur’.

I hope that I can pass on some of my experiences along the way.

Thanks for reading.

John

1 Comment

  • John Richards

    February 14, 2013

    Hi John

    Welcome back a good improvement on the tag john I look forward to your journey your post is so touching hoping to network further,

    Regards
    John Richards

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