An Entrepreneur is an enterprising individual who builds capital through risk and/or initiative. You might be surprised how many “entrepreneurs” are not at the helm of a growing business, but rather one of the employees helping to build it.
Taken from this article (http://www.inc.com/karl-and-bill/5-signs-that-youre-an-entrepreneur-at-heart.html) Here are three things about entrepreneurial mind and personality, taken from the article:
1. Entrepreneurs are passionate, inside and outside of work.
Whatever they immerse themselves in, entrepreneurs typically invest fully and passionately. This extends beyond business building into many aspects of life outside of the workplace.
2. Entrepreneurs are committed to building businesses, not just coming up with great ideas.
Most people with ideas don’t build businesses. Most entrepreneurs we know look for good businesses to build, based on their area of expertise. We’ve met countless individuals with a “great idea” who never turn that idea into a successful business.
3. Entrepreneurs know how to focus, yet are comfortable moving in multiple directions at once.
It’s notable how many entrepreneurial business owners we know who are building multiple businesses at once, or are leading non-profit organizations at the same time they are building for-profit businesses. Oftentimes this comes across as restlessness, but is really the manifestation of a high level of energy that, when focused, can lead to amazing accomplishments.
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The kind of the all over the place website GraphicDesign.com takes some time off from polling their readers about industry practices and writing Photoshop tutorials to talk a little about why presentation matters. The article’s driving analogy is ‘bathrooms in restaurants.’ Every restaurant should have a bathroom, and you shouldn’t mind the experience of going to them. And when a small restaurant takes the time to make sure that their bathrooms are clean, maintained and well-designed, that attention to detail makes the rest of the restaurant look better.
As the article goes on to say, “For many organizations there is a huge gap between the good work that is produced and how it is communicated to your public. Many years ago we were working on a new design for a printing company and when we met with the sales force we found out that they did not like to hand out their business cards. “They’re embarrassing,” said one of the salesmen. When a salesman does not want to hand out a business card you have a problem. If communications are sloppy and the websites don’t work properly the impressions pile up that this organization does not have its act together.”
You might have the best content your line of work has to offer, but if your business cards looks amateurish and your website is hard to use and look at, people aren’t going to take you seriously. At GoElaborate, we understand that, and it shows in the depth and talents of our top-shelf designers, our portfolio of clients, and most importantly the individual care we will pay to your business.
Don’t believe us? Come to our business and use our bathroom.
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