Enterprise is not the same as entrepreneurship.
Being enterprising has little to do with starting businesses.
Enterprise is ALL about:
- recognising how things are,
- recognising how you would prefer them to be
- having the self confidence, ideas, plans and taking action that helps to narrow the gap.
If we start from this premise we will find that we can engage far more people in learning the skills of enterprise than if we start with the tired old ‘Have you got a great business idea?‘ line.
We enterprise professionals might even find that we get taken seriously by educators and community activists. We might even find that we have something really powerful to offer to the social and economic development of communities.
And if we engage people in ‘finding their enterprising soul’ then there is a good chance that some of them will go on to start businesses and social enterprises as they start to exercise their enterprise muscles.
Sounds exciting? Then PLEASE leave a comment, get touch and ask others to the same.
Let’s reclaim enterprise from the ‘men in suits’.