You’ve probably seen an article—or even a book—about starting a business that begins, “Not everyone can be an entrepreneur.” That cautionary warning always annoys and mystifies me.
Why, I wonder, would anyone write a how-to piece and begin by scaring away the reader?
Over the years, interviewers have frequently asked me if anyone can be an entrepreneur. My answer was and is, “Yes, I believe anyone can be self-employed, but I don’t believe everyone will make that choice.”
At the same time, I’ve been keeping track of some of the groups of people who have successfully started a business. As you can see, it’s wonderfully diverse and defies stereotyping.
Free Enterprise is Accessible to…
This is just a start. Who would you add to the list?
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