Are you an "Entrepurser"?
Actually the word doesn't exist.... until now. I came up with the term a few weeks ago when I was thinking about all these small start-ups selling out for millions.
Let's check Dictionary.com:
Entrepreneur - (n) A person who organizes, operates, and assumes the risk for a business venture.
Well, here's the definition for my new word:
Entrepurser - (n) A person who organizes, operates a business venture in hope of selling the business in a short time frame for monetary gain.
I want to be an entrepursuer.
I'd like to make more money than I do now. I'd like to make a lot more. It's nearly every week when we hear about a small start-up selling out for millions. I want to find a hot idea, work with the right people, and work my ass off knowing that I'll be rewarded for my hard work. I've been wracking my brains since I was three trying to think of a unique product or service that would sell... the next big thing... something that would lead to real money. My art sale in my backyard on Scaleybark Road in Charlotte in 1971 didn't pan out. I did sell a few apples in front of the house once. My "Proud Democrat" wristbands sales have been sluggish at best. I would lean toward a Web site that's unique and can become popular (flickr, del.icio.us, MySpace, etc) instead of a product or application that may not appeal to as many people.
Do you like the word "entrepursuer"? I think it's catchy. This posting is sort of like an experiment to see if the use of the word will spread. Are you an "entrepurser"?