Money. Freedom. Working from home. Pursuing your passions. Making your own destiny. All these things are associated with what your life consists of when you choose to be an entrepreneur.
Many people know from a young age that being an entrepreneur is for them. Take Bill Gates. As early as 15-years-old, he went into business with friend Paul Allen, developing “Traf-o-Data”, a traffic monitoring computer program for the city of Seattle. Allen and Gates made a net profit of $20,000. Not too shabby for a kid who couldn’t even drive a car. Five years later, he and Paul Allen developed a little micro computer software company called Micro-Soft. They dumped the hyphen after a few years. (You can read Bill Gates’ full biography here).
However, it really doesn’t matter whether you are a 15-year old or a 55-year-old. Being an entrepreneur is about more than where you are at in life; it’s about making your life what you want it to be. Now, there are lots of reasons to be an entrepreneur, but we at Tekkek feel these are the Top Five.
GIVE ME LIBERTY!
When you work for yourself, you can make your own schedule. You can develop your own ideas. You can focus your creativity on what you want to do. You can hire anyone to work for your company. Being your own boss means building your own business in any way you see fit.
SHOW ME THE MONEY
Being your own boss means you are The Boss. When your company makes a profit, you get the largest share. Not only that, but you are in control of the profit-making scheme for your company. At a normal job, you get a wage, a salary, only a share of the profits. You punch a clock and go home at the end of the day. To be an entrepreneur means every second of your day is focused on making your company money. You devote the time, and you get the largest share of dividends.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Do you want to work from home? Do you want to buy a commercial office? Is your business run from your car? Is it exclusively online? Depending on the type of business you have, and what your needs are, you decide where your company does business.
NOWHERE BUT UP
In any corporate ladder, there are rungs you cannot reach. There are barriers you cannot seem to penetrate. With your own business, not even the next galaxy is a limitation for you! Okay, that’s an exaggeration, but you get the idea. When you decide to be an entrepreneur, you can follow your dreams, and forge your own path on the road to success.
We at Tekkek believe that giving back is a large part of entrepreneurism. Chase Williams, Tekkek founder, says “I think in general, most [entrepreneurs and small businesses] influence society in a positive way — something that couldn’t be done from a normal 9-5.” And it’s true. Small business and entrepreneurs affect the communities around them. They are concerned with goals and dreams of their own, not the bottom line. And many people who choose to be an entrepreneur do so because they feel it will improve the quality of life of everyone around them.
Tekkek invites you to consider your goals, your passions, and your dreams. We believe you have to make your life your own, in every way possible, and that entrepreneurism is one of the best ways to pursue that destiny. So… do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?