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  • Funding – becoming an entrepreneur often requires not only funding to get your project started, but money to pay your living expenses while you are working on your project. Manpower – projects often requires a wide range of skill sets. Everything from design and production to marketing. Entrepreneurs usually have to do it all themselves or hiring someone to do the tasks they are unable or unqualified to do. Strong backing -
  • Intrapreneurship

    1. 1. Intrapreneurship Becoming an Entrepreneur on the Job
    2. 2. What keeps most people from becoming entrepreneurs? <ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Manpower </li></ul><ul><li>Strong backing </li></ul><ul><li>Branding/Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Fear </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is your definition of an intrapreneur?
    4. 4. Intrapreneur <ul><li>A person within a large corporation who takes direct responsibility for turning an idea into a profitable finished product through assertive risk taking and innovation. </li></ul><ul><li>Intrapreneurs have entrepreneurial skills blended with managerial skills but operate within the confines of an organization. </li></ul>
    5. 5. History of Intrapreneurship <ul><li>Word was coined in 1976 by Gifford and Elizabeth Pinchot </li></ul><ul><li>Based on their concept of an intra-corporate entrepreneur </li></ul><ul><li>School for Intrapreneurs in Sweden in 1985 </li></ul><ul><li>The American Heritage Dictionary made the word mainstream by adding it in 1992 </li></ul>
    6. 6. Positive differences between entrepreneur vs intrapreneur <ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>company/organization often has capital to fund the project </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manpower </li></ul><ul><ul><li>intrapreneurs do not have to worry about finding the talent to get tasks performed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Branding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>intrapreneurs can use the branding of the company/organization to get their ideas to take root </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Quick Triva Question Do you know the difference between a intrapreneur and a intrepreneur?
    8. 8. Intrepreneur <ul><li>One who sets up, maintains and assumes the financial risks of an Internet business venture not to be confused with intrapreneur or the more traditional entrepreneur. </li></ul><ul><li>They are the new breed of Internet Entrepreneurs. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Name some companies started by intrepreneurs? <ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>eBay </li></ul>
    10. 10. Characteristics <ul><li>Results driven </li></ul><ul><li>Ambitious </li></ul><ul><li>Creative </li></ul><ul><li>Original </li></ul><ul><li>Self Confident </li></ul><ul><li>Risk Tolerant </li></ul><ul><li>Persistent </li></ul><ul><li>Influencing </li></ul><ul><li>High Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Action oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Interpersonal </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative </li></ul>
    11. 11. Misdiagnosed Characteristics <ul><li>Ambitious – over zealous </li></ul><ul><li>Creative – does not follow guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Persistent – pushy </li></ul><ul><li>Self confident – cocky </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative – dreamer </li></ul><ul><li>High energy – high strung </li></ul><ul><li>Risk Tolerant – bends the rules / challenges the system </li></ul>
    12. 12. Defined as… <ul><li>Intrapreneurs are “dreamers who do”, those who take hands-on responsibility for creating innovation of any kind within an organization. Gifford Pinchot </li></ul><ul><li>The intrapreneur is an essential ingredient in every innovation. Dr. William Souder </li></ul>
    13. 13. Why should organizations embrace intrapreneurs?
    14. 14. Innovation <ul><li>To create and bring into use profitable new products, processes, services, and ways of doing business. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation of new or alternative products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opening of a new market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capture of new sources of supply </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Intrapreneurial Activity <ul><li>Spotting ways to improve service </li></ul><ul><li>Save time, money, or make life easier </li></ul><ul><li>Visualizing variations of current products / services </li></ul><ul><li>Realizing new communication avenues with customers </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing the quality </li></ul><ul><li>New ways to get the job done quicker or smarter </li></ul>
    16. 16. How does Business benefit? <ul><li>Firms create competitive advantages by discovering new and better ways to compete in an industry and bringing them to market </li></ul><ul><li>An enterprise that does not daily innovate inevitably ages and declines </li></ul><ul><li>Even in a successful business the disease of bureaucracy and complacency is dangerous </li></ul>
    17. 17. How do Intrapreneurs benefit? <ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Less restrictions but supportive environment </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Their ideas are vehicles towards advancement </li></ul><ul><li>Increased value to organization - increased PAYCHECK </li></ul>
    18. 18. Implementing the Intrapreneurship Culture <ul><li>Encourage employees to be creative and to look for new ways to improve your current way of doing business </li></ul><ul><li>Grant intrapreneurs something akin to ownership rights in the internal intraprises they create </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage company wide involvement by insisting on truth and honesty in marketing and marketplace feedback </li></ul>
    19. 19. Implementing the Intrapreneurship Culture <ul><li>Treat intrapreneurial teams as profit centers rather than as cost centers </li></ul><ul><li>Allow team members a variety of options in jobs, in innovation efforts, alliances, and exchanges </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage employees to develop through training programs </li></ul>
    20. 20. Companies that get it <ul><li>3M </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Post-It Notes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Apple </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ipod </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Orkut </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google News </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. <ul><li>CONCLUSION – The onus of being Innovative, risk oriented and proactive within the ecosystem does not necessarily rest with the Entrepreneur…. </li></ul><ul><li>Farsighted Entrepreneurs should invest in their Human Resources and convert them into value generating Intrapreneurs and avoid taking on employees as competitors when they create their own ventures. </li></ul>