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Are You an Entrepreneur?

  1. 1. Saul Colt – Portfolio Evangelist Impact National Conference November 20 th , 2009 Clever Presentation Title! Are you an Entrepreneur?
  2. 2. My name is……
  3. 3. My name is……
  4. 4. My name is……
  5. 5. Watch me Evangelize!
  6. 6. A Little about me!
  7. 7. … .also
  8. 8. … and sometimes
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  10. 10. So why am I here today?
  11. 11. To ask the question… “ Are you an Entrepreneur?”
  12. 12. The Dictionary says…. en⋅tre⋅pre⋅neur A person who organizes and manages any enterprise, esp. a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.
  13. 13. This is true but I don’t think it tells the whole story so I have updated it to this…..
  14. 14. en⋅tre⋅pre⋅neur 2010 version Entrepreneurs are people who like to experiment and fix things. They make corporations nervous and don't always make the best employees. Entrepreneurs have minds of their own and a embarrassing wealth of ideas. Entrepreneurs have a habit of moving in on their superiors and whenever possible claiming power roles for themselves. Entrepreneurs are willing to take huge personal risks to reach their clearly defined goals and while they they don't always end up on the winning side of things they have the fire and passion to keep trying.
  15. 15. It was easy for me to come up with this new definition because all I did was…
  16. 16. Described myself.
  17. 17. … and since we are talking about me, I am going to tell you my darkest secret…
  18. 18. [blank slide so only the people in the room know my secret]
  19. 19. Growing up I was always surrounded by Entrepreneurship.
  20. 20. So I didn’t know that starting businesses was unusual.
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  22. 22. I was born with the express purpose of cheap labour.
  23. 23. … .and while I was miserable doing this, this was my entrepreneurial education because if If you want to run your own business you better be able to do every role in the company.
  24. 24. … .so you may think it is all about this….
  25. 25. It is really closer to this……
  26. 26. But at least it is yours……
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  29. 29. School will not find you a job but it will teach you how to learn. If you think Entrepreneurship is for you and you have the burning need to start your own business My BAD ADVICE to you is to stay in school long enough to “learn to learn” but after that you owe it to yourself to do what is going to make you happy and possibly stinking rich.
  30. 30. This is important!
  31. 31. The only way to learn to run a business is to actually run a business.
  32. 32. The only way to learn to run a business is to actually run a business. -Saul Colt, November 20 th , 2009
  33. 33. … but that doesn’t mean you should abandon education. Just obtain it differently.
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  37. 37. This is important!
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  39. 39. This is important!
  40. 40. This is important!
  41. 41. Micah Baldwin on Intrepreneurship
  42. 42. This is important!
  43. 43. Entrepreneurship is not for everyone. … and that is totally OK.
  44. 44. You should look inside of yourself to see if you think you have “it” in you because this is the time in your life to take a chance and do something that will make you happy.
  45. 45. So…
  46. 46. Are you an Entrepreneur?
  47. 47. Takeaways? <ul><li>Drop out of School </li></ul><ul><li>Read Lots and Lots of Books </li></ul><ul><li>Do something that makes you happy cause you are going to work the rest of your life. </li></ul><ul><li>Girls find me irresistible! </li></ul><ul><li>Go check out </li></ul>
  48. 48. Any Questions? Email - [email_address] Twitter – saulcolt Skype – saulcolt