Entrepreneurship means Freedom

What does entrepreneurship mean to me? It means freedom. The freedom to stay home and take care of my sick child who wants her mama, the freedom to work as much as I want to without the fear of unapproved overtime, the freedom to do what I need to do to succeed. In another sense, it also means the opposite of freedom. Entrepreneurship usually involves a financial risk, and it is a risk that means you could lose whatever you put into it. Starting a business is financially risky, but if it succeeds, the profits and advantages could make it all worth it.

My husband and I both aspire to be entrepreneurs, and we believe we already have a calling. We want to start a non-profit organization that will help to support various social service charities. It will provide help for people who have shut-off notices or threat of eviction, and who need food, shelter, or clothes. Job training will be offered, as well as resume building and GED testing. Offering help to the disadvantaged is an integral part of improving society. In a world full of chaos and hate, people still need help sometimes, and they should have somewhere to turn.

A notable entrepreneur that intrigues and fascinates me is Walt Disney. Walt Disney created a legacy that is still absolutely famous and known throughout the entire world, even 51 years after his death. What is especially intriguing is the business moves that Disney made to help his company succeed. For example, “He obtained exclusive rights to use Technicolor in animated films for two years, winning his first Academy Award in 1932…” (Richards, 2016). This is a rather amazing advantage against his film competitors. Disney grew his company during one of the worst periods in US history, the Great Depression. That is a feat in itself, but to think that the company is still alive and strong tells me that it was started by a remarkable entrepreneur.