Had I been a businessman, I would have subscribed to a trade magazine. As an entrepreneur, I find it more riviting to hunt for new ideas and opportunities: the unavailability (as opposed to the shortage) of sugar, for example, presents an opportunity of business for anyone who can provide a steady, if not ample, supply of sugar to any shopping center within a reasonable rate. A businessman involved in the business of textile, for example, will not be bothered with such opportunities. And that, to the best of my limited knowledge, is the real difference between a businessman and an entrepreneur. An entrepreneur, at an given time, can be behaving like a businessman when he is focusing on only one enterprise, and a businessman can be acting like an entrepreneur if he is looking to diversify his business, or expand in other markets etc. Yes, the conclusion that I am trying to get at is that there is a very clear difference between a businessman and an entrepreneur. It is this very difference that allows for an entrepreneur to work seamlessly as an employee and work on his or her ideas to generate some returns.
In fact, entrepreneurship is very much a wholesome approach to life itself. The creativity and action-oriented attitude of a good entrepreneur is very much a desirable situation to be in (or to work towards).
My blog, LifeETC, will now be focusing on this very spirit from now on. I will be ‘reporting from the trenches’ in the coming weeks, inshAllah, and I hope to learn a lot of new methods of improving one’s quality of life by being a better entrepreneur. Hope you guys stay tuned.
(your feedback, at all times, will be appreciated)