Entrepreneurship As A Career Option

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Growth Expert Gian Fiero's presentation on what it takes to takes to become, and succeed as an entrepreneur.

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Entrepreneurship As A Career Option

  1. 1. Entrepreneurship As A CareerOption
  2. 2. Entrepreneur: Definition  One who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise.
  3. 3. Entrepreneurship: The Verb  The undertaking of such an activity or activities.
  4. 4. 10 Common Characteristics 1. Vision 2. Ability to create/increase value 3. Mastery Knowledge 4. Focus 5. Communication Skills 6. Networking Skills/Allies 7. Passion 8. 10 Thousand Hours 9. Confidence 10. Fortitude
  5. 5. ?
  6. 6. Entrepreneur Facts  It’s not for everybody!  60% of all businesses ventures fail.  Business owners have a higher rate of marriage failure and stress, and stress related illnesses than employees.  75% of start-ups and new businesses secure financing through the “informal investing grapevine.
  7. 7. Entrepreneur Influences  Circumstances (recently laid off or fired?  Can’t find a job to match interests/skill set)  Lack of opportunities (employment, greater pay, utilization of talent, respect, flexibility, etc.)  Desire for greater control?  More responsibility?  Lifestyle?
  8. 8. Entrepreneur Facts  55,000,000 jobs  500 employees  40% women owned
  9. 9. Entrepreneur Facts  No 401K  No Medical/Dental Benefits  No days off  No paid vacation
  10. 10. The Alternative?
  11. 11. Free Yourself!  Your skills, talents, and education provide you with many of the tools you need to establish your own business. All you need is courage.
  12. 12. Divergent & Convergent Thinking
  13. 13. College Degree? Or Degreed thinker?
  14. 14. Intelligence Matters Evaluate your passion, question your motives, use your intelligence…and the intelligence of others.
  15. 15. Do Work That Matters! Purposeful Engagement
  16. 16. Do Work That Matters!  The Scientific Purpose of Passion
  17. 17. Choose Your Poison Product or Service?
  18. 18. Know This… Business ideas are not bu$ine$$ opportunities… unless they solve problems.
  19. 19. Achieve This…
  20. 20. Entrepreneur Success Formula 1. Solve Problems 2. Fulfill Needs 3. Cater To Desires
  21. 21. Learn The 6 Steps to Solving Problems
  22. 22. You CAN Be An Entrepreneur
  23. 23. Thomas Edison What problem did he solve?
  24. 24. Walt Disney What problem did he solve?
  25. 25. Simon Cowell What problem did he solve?
  26. 26. Berry Gordy What problem did he solve?
  27. 27. Larry Page & Sergey Brin What problem did they solve?
  28. 28. Mark Zuckerberg What problem did he solve?
  29. 29. Tess Taylor What problem did she solve?
  30. 30. Dr. Dre What problem did he solve?
  31. 31. Ryan Blair?
  32. 32. Ryan Blair?
  33. 33. Entrepreneurs Fail Because… 1. Lack of funding 2. Mismanagement 3. Ineffective Marketing
  34. 34. The Truth Either you become an entrepreneur… or you work for one.
  35. 35. Conclusion Entrepreneurship As A CareerOption

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