Tag Archives: Intrapreneurship

10 ugly realities of entrepreneurship you need to know before you take the plunge

entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship and small business management is such an exciting field of study and practice. So interesting is it that there is still no consensus as to its definition today. It means a lot of things to different people. However, what has been consistent and similar are the experiences and lessons of those involved in one way or another with entrepreneurial activities, either in starting up or in running an already established business. Some of those lessons taught us about the revealing nature of entrepreneurship and how it helps us discover stuff about ourselves we never knew was there, like public speaking, risk taking, empowering people, making critical decisions fast and many more.

Don’t Start to Fail. Make mistakes instead.

make-mistakes

Almost everyday I come across publications on how important it is for a startup to avoid failure in order to succeed. While I understand the essence of this and where these authors are coming from, I feel there are so many of the failure buzzwords around startups already that entrepreneurs, unconsciously, internalizes and expects their product or service to fail right from the very start. There is a huge need to communicate this differently, and by that, I mean the exact way it is i.e. they are bound to make mistakes, not fail. Just remember – everybody makes mistakes