What Makes an Entrepreneur

By: First Union


What Makes an Entrepreneur

Have you ever felt a little different? Do your friends get mad at you for not wanting to go out on the weekends? Would you rather be discussing market trends than movies? It’s pretty obvious that entrepreneurs are a different breed. We care about different things than the average hourly worker. Somewhere along the line, something clicked that we love working for ourselves and that's what makes entrepreneurs a little bit different than everyone else. So, what makes an entrepreneur?

Fearing Failure

When venturing out to start your own business, you know there is an enormous chance you may fail. No matter how hard you work, there are things out of your control that very well might cause you to fail. Some people try a few times before they get it right. When you have the entrepreneurial spirit, fearing failure goes out of the window.

Money Matters

Some will become very financially successful from the fruits of their entrepreneurship, but that's not what it’s about for everyone. Entrepreneurs are artists at their craft, whatever that may be. You have a passion to share your innovation with the world, and simply cannot be satisfied sitting behind someone else’s desk (even if it makes you more money/). For many entrepreneurs, money is secondary to the freedom of owning your own business.

Defiantly Different

Many entrepreneurs may feel like they are a different breed. While their friends happily climb corporate ladders, an entrepreneur will feel empty working for someone else. You are way too passionate to build someone else's dream. You probably have vastly different schedules than your non-entrepreneur friends. Everyone around you may think you are crazy for waking up at 4 AM or working through the night, but when you are working to build a company, you give it your all.

Positive Pragmatists

Entrepreneurs are focused on success and will work to get there. When you come across a hurdle you deal with it and keep going. You know that each day will bring new challenges and never let them get in the way of your success. Entrepreneurs must operate pragmatically.

Being an entrepreneur is a unique calling. While you may not always see eye to eye with other people, or understand how they work, you know how to achieve your dreams. Entrepreneurship is not for everyone, not everyone can do it. But if you are one of the few who have had the calling of entrepreneurship, you will need help along the way. First Union Lending has 9 different funding options that will help you achieve your unique dreams. Our specialists are standing by to help! Click here or call to get started.

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