Do you know what your entrepreneurial style is like? Our latest infographic is a handy flowchart to help you decide if you’re a solopreneur, mompreneur or dadpreneur, social entrepreneur, or partnership. And once you figure out the kind of ‘trep you are, check out what our panel of 75 small business experts have to say about the kind of entrepreneur they classify themselves as!
Here at MyCorp, we know entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes, but how do you know what kind of entrepreneur you are? We spoke with 75 ‘treps about where they stand on the entrepreneurial scale – from solo entrepreneurs to serial entrepreneurs and even artrepreneurs and bropreneurs, find out what style suits you best!
1) “I love being a single mompreneur as it has allowed me to be there for my kids over the last ten years, while still building my business during early morning hours, while they are in school, evenings and some weekends. I recently hired my oldest daughter to help part time and we both enjoy the time we spend together working on the business.”
- Theresa Polley, Owner, Retreat in the Pines
2) “I’m a solopreneur and my favorite part is having other solopreneurs on a similar journey who I can bounce ideas off of and share experiences with. I also love being able to completely chart my own course and decide for myself what my business is going to be about.”
- Matt Becker, Founder, Mom and Dad Money
3) “My wife and I work together in our full time, award winning, photography studio. We used our wedding gift money to get started in 2009 and we’ve been growing ever since. We do about $175,000 in gross sales a year and that’s a lot considering the industry where everyone has a camera and are hiring pros less often.”
- Michael J. Molinski, Owner/Photographer, Photographics Solution
4) “I am an Attorneypreneur. My favorite part of being an attorneypreneur is that I get to think like a business person but get to help my fellow lawyers in the legal community.”
- Matt Reischer, MBA/JD, CEO, LegalAdvice.com
5) “I am an entrepreneur; well actually, I am two types, a solopreneur and mompreneur. My favorite part about being an entrepreneur is the ability to run my own business, ability to continue raising my family on my time, and being the wife and mom, I need to be. I am in charge of ethics, morals, and any other decisions to continue a smooth operating business.”
- Sedaria Williams, Founder and Sr. Publicist, Airades Public Relations
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No matter what industry or field you work within, you need to appropriately brand yourself to capture the attention of potential partners and clients. Whether you will be approaching individuals or executive business teams, they will need to understand who you are, what you do, and what sets you apart from the crowd. Between naming your company and representing yourself through graphics, taglines and reputation, ensure your brand is well representative of who you are. Your image is a huge part of how clients will see you, and it’s important to make a good first impression. Need help protecting forth an image you want potential clients to see? You can always take leadership coaching in Cleveland, or look at other brand image services from Nutter Consulting.
The entrepreneurial family tree is much more diverse than you think. Like most family trees, the branches are wide and the extended family on the entrepreneur side includes many variations off of the main patriarch in question. Much of this tree keeps growing and new terminology is added consistently. Yet the root of the tree is much like the ideal 1950′s family prototype- containing the parents (entrepreneur and mompreneur) and 2.5 kids (solopreneur, intrapreneur, and kidpreneur, respectively). Here are the 5 popular terms cropping up in entrepreneurial family trees all over and what their roles do to enhance and expand the family name. Continue reading