Entrepreneurship has traditionally been defined the process of designing, launching and running a new business, which typically begins as a small business, such as a startup company, offering a product, process or service for sale.
The above written lines state the meaning of the word entrepreneurship as per the widest searched platform on the internet, Wikipedia. But, the question is, does it really mean only this much or is there more to entrepreneurship. Let’s explore.
When you design a service or a product and think of launching it in the market, does it really just take that idea and the work is done? We sure know for a fact that this is not and can not be the case. It takes a lot more than just an idea to be running a successful business. The initial few phases of launching a startup are nothing but utter chaos. Also, understanding the responsibility takes some time. With time, the attitude towards life changes and also a sense of how to get things done is developed.
Let’s delve into what transformations you go through when you go from a common man to an entrepreneur. Let’s discuss what changes exactly you face within yourself and how you become a better human being. Being an entrepreneur grows on you, it makes its own personal space inside you or rather turns out to be a shelter and you find yourself engrossed in that space.
1) Value for money
If nothing else, your idea will first teach you what those crispy notes mean. It will make you understand the blood and sweat your forefathers had to shed to earn those sweet moments for you. Managing your product at a competitive price in the already high paced market and that too with some amount as profit margins will teach you how intricate running a business actually is. You will run from one place to another in search for a deal that saves you just another penny on your product because you understand how multiplication of that single penny will increase your profit margins.
On a personal level, you will not spend money on anything you feel you can go ahead without. All your savings from now will only be to fulfil your dream of a successful business.
Welcome aboard your another board member, your INSTINCT. This is the only one thing that will guide you along in your career from now on. All your decisions will be based only on this. Your friend, your guide, your philosopher, your instinct will take you through all the ups and downs in your career. The only thing you need to do, is trust it and hit the target in the right direction. There will be partners, investors and a lot more people around you with their opinions, but when you get struck, choose to be your own boss and do what your heart says is correct.
3) Clarity of thought
Being the founder, you will be the single point of contact for a lot of people initially. All your teams, investors, partners, customers will seek guidance from you and this will need you to be clear about what you want from them. The process will instill a better picture of how to run your business and gradually you will be able to anticipate the changes in the market and stay ahead of the game.
4) Being practical
It’s all about the numbers in the end. Being practical is the only key to doing your business right. What will make or break your efforts is the reports you’ll generate about how well or swell are you. Practicality will be your best friend and emotions would not stop you from doing what needs to be done. After all, change is the unchangeable law of nature and you too have to adapt to what the circumstances demand.