Entrepreneurship is Not What Many Think

Rob, the BusinessPundit, tells it like it is. His piece “Entrepreneurship: Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid” is a realistic look at small business and entrepreneurship. He writes:

“I was having coffee with my friend Deborah last week (who has proven to be an endless source of inspiration for blogging ideas) and I told her that I had finally written off my old views of entreprenuership. You see, I was in b-school in 1998 and 1999, so I was indoctrinated with certain ideas that weren’t necessarily true. For instance, I thought GE and Proctor and Gamble would soon be washed up has-beens. I thought everybody would soon do everything via the web. And when it came to entrepreneurship, I thought that you had an idea, or invented some new thing in your spare time, wrote a business plan, and VCs gave you money. I told Deborah that I didn’t believe that anymore — that so much ‘conventional wisdom’ about entrepreneurship was a lie. It just isn’t what people think.

‘So you’re not drinking the kool-aid?’ she asked. I just laughed. ‘Not anymore.'”

Go read the whole thing, including his list of the seven “real” ways businesses get started.

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Anita Campbell

Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since 2003. She is the owner of BizSugar, a social media site for small businesses.

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