I think a lot of people are afraid of the word “business.” Some people think it means something that is run by a human but I don’t think that’s the case. I think the word “business” means any activity that is a business.
The word business is really easy to understand. If you have a business you can have a business, but if you have a business you cannot have a business. For example, if your business is a hotel, then you cannot have a business because the hotel is your business. Likewise, if your business is a restaurant, you cannot have a business because the restaurant is your business.
But the point is that you can have a business if you can do the business in the city that you live in. You can have a restaurant if you can do the restaurant in the city that you live in. But you can’t have a restaurant unless you can do it in your city. So if you can only get a restaurant in your city then you can’t have a restaurant. So the fact that you can be an entrepreneur makes the business activity meaning more meaningful.
You have to be an entrepreneur in order to get into the business of restaurants. There are many ways to be an entrepreneur that don’t require you to have a restaurant. For example, you might be an entrepreneur that sells products or services online. If you have that, then you can just have a website. But if you have no real website then you can build your business using other means.
Entrepreneurship is an incredibly broad term with lots of different meanings. What entrepreneurs do is basically a very personal thing that happens to be business related. I think there is a wide range of things entrepreneurs do, some are more business-like, some are more social, the list goes on. Because being an entrepreneur is such a broad term, it can mean something else.
You can have an entrepreneur as a business owner or as a fan of a particular band, or perhaps a musician or artist. It also includes people who just like to be entrepreneurs for personal reasons, or simply to make money on the side. So, the meaning of business activity can vary greatly. But you can still be an entrepreneur if you have a website, a blog, a Facebook page, or a Twitter account.
I like to think of my business activity as “lurking.” I’m not just a lurker at Facebook, I’m a lurker on Facebook. There is nothing more annoying to someone who’s just looking for a conversation with me than to see a “like” or a comment on my Facebook page and have that information automatically show up in their newsfeed. You know, the kind of news that would be more entertaining if it was on the front page of a magazine.
So maybe its not really a business but a way of life. I don’t think of myself as a business person in the same way that I think of myself as a creative person. I think of myself as a creator. Of course I spend a lot of time on my blog. But I don’t really spend a lot of time on Twitter. I think maybe that’s because I am a writer.
I think it is possible for all of us to be a creative person. Perhaps we just have to get out of our heads and just focus on creating. What we are focusing on may be something completely different than what the computer is focusing on. A few months ago I started a new blog. It is an attempt to be a writer. And it is a way for me to create more content for my other blogs. It is also a way for me to find out more about other creative people.
I think it is possible for us to be creative writers, but creating content for a platform that is not ours seems impossible. There are two reasons why. First, we are usually the ones creating content for the platforms we own. We are the ones creating the content. And second, the platforms we own are often owned by others. If we own a platform, we are the content owner because that is pretty much all we are. All we’re doing is owning the content.