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Dream Believe Create is an online magazine for women entrepreneurs, creatives and change-makers. It’s for women who want to start sustainable, mission-driven businesses or creative practices without sacrificing their principles and avoiding the profit-at-any-cost / business-as-usual model that we’re all so tired of.

Are You Entrepreneur Material?

Are You Entrepreneur Material?

I’m going to start by saying, if you’re asking this question then YES, of course you are!

So often the word is used to describe founders - usually younger men - who are starting-up a tech-based business with the intention of scaling massively for profit. Think Silicon Valley and companies like Facebook, Snapchat, Uber and you’ll know precisely what I mean.

But I believe that the definition of an entrepreneur is much, much wider. In my book, entrepreneurs are visionaries, change-makers, risk-takers, transformers and innovators from all walks of life and they’re found across all industries and in all corners of the globe.

They are the ones who see a better way to do things {or one specific thing} and they take action to bring that vision to life. They make it tangible. They create products, services or art that in some way makes other people’s lives better. Entrepreneurs form companies, businesses, non-profits or private and creative practices that allow them to introduce their vision to the rest of us.

They may work alone, in teams or even inside existing organisations to disrupt outmoded practices and create new and better ways of being in and doing business. They can be young and inexperienced, seasoned professionals or anywhere in between. They are all genders. They are of all abilities. There is no ‘right’ age to be an entrepreneur. There is no ‘right’ place. There is no single path to be followed.

Each entrepreneur brings their own experience, knowledge and way of seeing the world to their unique entrepreneurial journey. Along the way they learn to tolerate uncertainty, to try new things, especially if the first or second or third attempt doesn’t work out. They’re tenacious, resourceful and above all they stay connected to their mission.

They believe in their purpose. They’re committed to making it a success, and they’re prepared to leave their comfort zone behind to do it.

If any little bit of this sounds like you, then yes, you are most certainly entrepreneur material!

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Kelly Diels - Writer, Feminist, Culture-Maker

Kelly Diels - Writer, Feminist, Culture-Maker

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