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Why did you become an entrepreneur?

BY Eddy Hood In Profitability On Sep 27, 2011 With 5 Comments

When you're a little kid, you're often asked what you want to be when you grow up.  The norm is to say "I want to be a doctor" or "I want to be a scientist".  I have yet to hear a child say "I want to risk it all and be an entrepreneur.  I want to work when most people sleep. I want to face financial strain unbeknownst to most of man kind.  I want to run as fast as I can and never look back."

However, as we get older in life the prospect of being a small business owner burns within many of us.  Why?  Is it because we believe we will make more money, have more free time, and be able to be masters of our own destiny?  I can tell you now that the life of a business owner is not as peachy as it sounds.  As a matter of fact, it's down right hard.  As for having more money, you won't - at least not for the first few years.  In terms of having more free time - your small business will consume you.  You will be the master of your own destiny, but you'll be so busy running the business that destiny seems to disappear. [quote] The real reason that most people have at least thought of owning their own business is because of the basic human need to create.  To add to society and make the world a better place.  [/quote]

We at Ignite Spot believe that the entrepreneurial drive, or "passion for creating," is what fuels our economy.  It makes a better tomorrow for our children.  It gives millions of people around the globe a reason to get up in the morning and have another go.  Our passion is in helping entrepreneurs realize their passion.  We hope that through our existance, we may inspire and help small businesses around the world move to the next level.

So, the question for you is this:  

What do you want to create with your life?  It doesn't have to be a business or an entrepreneurial venture, but whatever it is - tell us.  Tell us what moves you and makes you happy.  What is or what will be your contribution to this world?

My name is Eddy Hood. I've coached over 500 businesses on how to become more profitable. I'm the Founder & CEO of Ignite Spot, and I have mad parallel parking skills.

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