The needs of an entrepreneur
“Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role.” – Confucius, teacher, editor, politicianWhen should people take on the role of an entrepreneur? Entrepreneurs who are crafting the story of a venture need to define different roles in it. Entrepreneurial roles define what each person in a start-up is supposed to do. The solo entrepreneur may at some point hold all the roles in a company. Who has the role of an entrepreneur? The main characteristics of an entrepreneurial role are to be the initiator, activator, creator and achiever. Other important roles for founders are being the social hub, the strategist, the adaptor, the one with discipline and the one with focus. Where do entrepreneurial roles appear? There are roles within society that are recognised by the public. These roles may be occupied by entrepreneurs. The role identity of an entrepreneur is based on the various social positions that the individual holds within the social structure of the business. I have played quite a few roles in my time as an entrepreneur. I could tell when my act was believable and when I could not act out the role. Which roles do you play as an entrepreneur? Please share your story in the comment section.