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  • Writer's pictureJill Devine

Virtual fist bump to all entrepreneurs

Updated: Nov 17, 2020

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noun, plural en·tre·pre·neurs [ahn-truh-pruh-nurz, -noorz; French ahn-truh-pruh-nœr].

a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.

an employer of productive labor; contractor.

verb (used with object)

to deal with or initiate as an entrepreneur.

verb (used without object)

to act as an entrepreneur.

It's Entrepreneurs’ Day! Virtual fist bump to all entrepreneurs!

If you would've told 18-year-old Jill she would be an entrepreneur, she would have laughed at you. 18-year-old Jill knew she would be a hard-working professional one day, but she was still figuring out exactly what that profession would entail. Entrepreneurship was not a language she understood.

To be honest, 43-year-old Jill can’t believe she’s an entrepreneur! It’s a new title I’m still adjusting to and definitely haven’t mastered ... AT ALL! I wonder if I will ever "master" that title? Maybe “mastered” isn’t the right word. All I know, being an entrepreneur is one of the hardest things I've ever done and continue to do. At the same time, being an entrepreneur is pretty damn amazing! My ideas are coming to life and my creative bucket is getting fulfilled. The title has also allowed me to meet some other amazing entrepreneurs that have some great advice AND support one another!

My newly entrepreneur advice for anyone thinking about going into entrepreneurship: *GO FOR IT!

My asterisk to that advice: it’s a lot of hard work. Lots of research and doing a lot of things solo. You'll want to give up multiple times, sometimes multiple times in one day, but don't give up! Ask for help!

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