Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs are pioneers, innovators, leaders and inventors. They are at the forefront of technological and social movements – in their fields, in their forward thinking, in their desire to push the envelope. They are dreamers and most importantly – doers. Skills Academy offers the following ICB accredited entrepreneurship courses:

However, there is more to entrepreneurship than that. Here we will examine what this career entails and how you can get started.

 

What is meant by entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurship is the willingness to take risks and develop, organise and manage a business venture in a competitive global marketplace that is constantly evolving.

There are no specific traits that every entrepreneur shares, but many do possess a few common characteristics. They are tenacious but understand their own limitations. Instead of following the status quo, entrepreneurs have a healthy disrespect for established rules and often set out to do things that others may not have the courage to. They are also willing to fail and start over again, taking the lessons they’ve learned to create something new and improved.
 

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What does an entrepreneur do?

An entrepreneur earns a profit by producing goods and services that others value. In the course of pursuing value for themselves, entrepreneurs provide value for everyone else. They are both problem solvers and wealth creators. Creating and maintaining a culture that embraces entrepreneurship is critical to the long-term prosperity of our economy and our society.

A common misconception is that entrepreneurs get to spend most of her time doing what they love to do. But being a business owner means that you have to wear many hats. You don’t get to pick those hats. If you don’t like those hats you still have to wear them – like it or not. Here are some of the hats you will need to wear:

  • Marketing to find paying customers
  • Providing customer service to both happy and disgruntled clients
  • Managing employees
  • Overseeing payroll
  • Managing professional service providers
  • Dealing with vendors and suppliers

 

Interested in starting a career in entrepreneurship?

If you think that you are ready for the challenges of being an entrepreneur, then look at these fantastic, accredited ICB courses offered by Skills Academy.

Need more help? Call 0800 39 00 27 now to speak one of our friendly course consultants or fill in the online form and we will get back to you.

Last Updated: July 04, 2017

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