Entrepreneurship Isn’t All About BusinessJan 09
Entrepreneurs aren’t just business people. There, I said it.
I work for a not-for-profit – I’m not the boss – but I am definitely an entrepreneur. Or, at least, I think like an entrepreneur, which is just as good.
Being an entrepreneur isn’t a requirement of my job at the Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board – I’m a research associate, and sometimes, a project manager. A big part of my job is to provide administrative and research support to a number of workforce development committees. Doesn’t sound so entrepreneurial, does it?
I consider myself an entrepreneur because of the way I think. I’m paid to do administration, but I’m valuable because of my ideas. This website, or something kind of like this website, began as one of my entirely random ideas. The same can be said about an innovation workshop that we are planning. I work every day to find a better way to do my job – whether that means creating new projects, looking for ways to do something a little more efficiently, or even finding ways of using new technology to our advantage.
In business, you might look for ways to make more money, but where I work, I’m looking for ways to make a bigger difference.
It may not be in my job description, but I’m as much an entrepreneur as anyone.
Now that I’ve shared my claim to entrepreneurship, let’s hear yours!