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Are You an Entrepreneur or an Intrapreneur?

Social media can make most people feel pressured into becoming an entrepreneur. Becoming a "boss" is the thing now. But, not everyone is meant to own their own company and that's OK. You can step into your calling and operate in your purpose as an entrepreneur or corporate professional, also referred to as an intrapreneur. In this article, I explain the difference between an entrepreneur and an intrapreneur and the benefits when the two work together.

I'd like to first speak about entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs build, create, shape and lead. They are the thinkers of new ideas and concepts for the overall company. Great entrepreneurs are innovators, game-changers, job creators, and business leaders. In order to be a successful entrepreneur, you must act in times of uncertainty, develop discipline and self-improvement ethos, have resiliency, vision, passion, and must continuously learn and inspire. Being self-employed can be painfully challenging at times, but when you enjoy what you do it surely doesn’t feel like work.

"Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won't so you can spend the rest of your life like most people cant."

The pros and cons of entrepreneurship:


  • Entrepreneurs are their own bosses and do not have to answer to anyone.

  • They get to decide who, what, when, and how when running their businesses.

  • Entrepreneurs get to reap the benefits of success from their hard work.

  • They get to make their own schedules.

  • They are leaders and job creators.

  • They get to create a meaningful life and career.

  • They have the freedom to work when they what, where they want, and with the people they want to work with.


  • Entrepreneurs are fully responsible for all of their decisions. Even the ones that may cause financial downfall.

  • No days off for entrepreneurs. There is always something to do.

  • Entrepreneurs' financial income is solely based on every decision made whether it is good or bad.