A Conversation on Entrepreneurship

There are several standard reason that people become entrepreneurs. These reasons are credible and are often predicated on selfless issues. This means that people that are simply out to make a quick buck may need to try a different outlet. The power of entrepreneurship is readily seen in the American economy. Over 90 percent of the tax returns that were filed last year were filed by small business owners. These are the true job creators, but they are also the least known operators in that economy. These people are savvy business owners that have to perform as often family finances and lifestyles are on the line. However, they still enter the game because of the following reasons in many cases.

One of the main reasons that people take the path to entrepreneurship is because being an entrepreneur allows people to direct their own outcome based on hard work and ingenuity. The ability to control one’s own destiny is dream for most people in the workforce, but many people still would rather give up some control for a considerably smaller but steady income.

The next reason is also a driving force in people’s decision to take this path. Often the only method by which people can do what they love for a living is to make their passion a viable business. However, they should be hardened in the fact that hard work and determination may eventually return their own personal dreams versus those of the people that they work for.

Still, many people are driven to entrepreneurship by the desire to build something positive that is sustainable. Often this can be for selfish reasons, but overwhelmingly it is done to further the betterment of community versus personal gain especially in the small business realm. However, leaving a lasting legacy does fulfil some personal goals.

Additionally, people do want the potential for unlimited growth. Careers have caps on earnings that are insurmountable in some cases. The restriction in earnings causes even professional to become entrepreneurs within their professions. Doctors and lawyers as well as many other professionals start businesses because they can earn more in that environment.

Marc Sparks
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Marc Sparks

Marc Sparks understands what it takes to transition into becoming a successful entrepreneur. This successful entrepreneur is now at a level in is life that he can devote time to furthering the opportunities for budding entrepreneurs. Among his many fruitful efforts is a program that makes successful entrepreneurs available to these novice entrepreneurs. Because of this program, these entry level entrepreneurs gain experience that would have formerly taken them many decades to learn. Entrepreneurs often work 50 hour days for 20 to 30 years. Gaining this type of experience through mentorship is social entrepreneurship at its finest.