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Entrepreneurialism - The Job Description

Dec 20, 2007
Wanted: Individual willing to take a simple idea and use it to create a viable business for both personal satisfaction and long-term fulfillment.

Qualified candidate must have the ability to catch a vision and run with it without the oversight of an advisory board or supervisor.

Qualified candidate may have specific training in this idea, but it is not mandatory, however, this same candidate must be flexible and willing to adapt to a rugged on-the-job training program (manual not provided).

This job requires extremely long hours and a huge learning curve. Applicant should expect both early and late hours along with extended times when they must simply think through problem solving skills.

This position does not initially allow for candidate to fill a supervisory role nor would the candidate be required to report to a division manager or CEO.

Successful candidate should be able to withstand a certain amount of solitude and be able to make decisions as needed without undo indecisiveness. Inability to do so could prove detrimental to the future of this new company.

This position should be filled by someone willing to ride a bike blindfolded. While this is not an actual requirement of the job it is a necessary visual for the candidate to understand working conditions from time to time.

Our current business plan is inadequate to explain how candidate can successfully move from dream conception to business opening, but candidate will, nonetheless, be required to move the business forward.

Benefits are not applicable to this position in the traditional sense. Any benefits derived from taking this job will be the sole responsibility of the successful candidate.

Start up capital will also be the responsibility of the job applicant. In fact all risk will be the sole responsibility of the man or woman selected for this position.

If you feel you may be the right candidate for this position please respond at your earliest convenience. Please post your letter to the Entrepreneurial Initiative.

Does this sound like the kind of job you would willingly apply for? Probably not. Especially when the idea for job creation is someone else's. We would not take a risk for someone else and we would not put forth the effort required for a business start up from conception onward without some personally vested interest in the outcome.

This description is, however, very close to what every entrepreneur faces when they have an idea that just won't leave them alone. An incredible amount of time is poured into developing the idea. Every spare dollar is used in making the dream come to life without promise or guarantee.

Why will we do for ourselves what we would never do for another? Maybe because this is the heart and soul of entrepreneurialism. We may laugh at the classified ad above, but this is exactly what is required of each entrepreneur on the way to dream fulfillment.

Maybe YOU have the right stuff - maybe you should apply for the job. I hear there is an opening.
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