There has been a lot of buzz about entrepreneurship in recent years and lot of people have come up as great entrepreneurs and have set a trend for others to pursue in this direction. This term was not very common in the past and due to which lot of people don’t really know what entrepreneurship really means. Lot of people also mix it with just doing business. That is true somewhat but that means every businessman is an entrepreneur? That is not the case. Lot of people think doing technology enabled business is entrepreneurship. This is also not very true although in our modern era technology has played a big role in business and life.
So, if you try to dig it more, talk to entrepreneurs and other people you will start differentiating business and entrepreneurship. There are different traits of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneur actually take risk and starts a new business on the opportunity he/she finds.
Let me explain. First let’s describe what is opportunity. People come across different problems in life. Opportunity is basically a solution to that problem. You might be thinking how come a problem be an opportunity. You are right and this is where things start to go wrong.
Business is to earn money to fulfill their family needs. While entrepreneurship is finding people’s problems and make money from that problem.
If you hold for a moment and think what entrepreneurs do is ask money from people just to solve their problem. In my opinion this is not a right approach and creates a culture where people instead of helping each other will ask for money to give them a hand or solve their problem. This kills the humanity and one will always thought of making money from others problems.
I won’t say doing business is wrong, but the approach of entrepreneurship is. And this is the one reason you shouldn’t be an entrepreneur if you really cares about people and want to help them.
At the end of the day this is my thought and doesn’t represent anyone. Let me know in comments below if you agree with me or what are your thoughts on doing business and entrepreneurship.
Also published on Medium.