Just Because Nobody is Doing it is not a Reason to Launch

“I’ve got a great idea for a business.  I know it will work because nobody is doing it!  I need to move quickly before someone else does it first.”

As someone who works with entrepreneurs for a living and hears a lot of business ideas, this type of business pitch puts up a big red flag for me.

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The real meaning of entrepreneurship

There is a lot of conversation surrounding what the term entrepreneurship really means. Too often today entrepreneurship has become a word that is used to describe a lack of planning or impulsive decision making by managers, or worse is used as a term to protect one’s own nest (as in, “leave me alone, I’m being entrepreneurial”).

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