13 April 2011

Entrepreneurship ≠ Self-employment


The Economist posted an interesting discussion of the difference between entrepreneurship and self-employment, and it made me think about what my own passions and drives are. 

Do I want to own my own business to create something new, to do something better, or to be my own boss? 

Yesterday I also read an article on the Restaurant Realty Company's website about the typical motivators for people to run their own restaurants or nightclubs. While my commercial kitchen idea is a little different, it still reminds me that there are specific lifestyle considerations involved in being running my own business. 

How big exactly do I want to grow?  How does my social responsibility fit into the definition of what I want to create? 

All of these are thoughts and issues floating around in my head.