Being an entrepreneur is a very challenging path to pursue, being a young entrepreneur though, seems to add more strain in navigating through this challenge. As an entrepreneur in your early 20’s, you have a lot to prove to not only yourself but also those who you promote your business to. When people envision a capable business owner; they usually picture an individual in their late 30’s, early 40’s who has years of experience under their belt. So what possibly can a young adult, who was just a kid a few years ago, possibly be capable of doing effectively as a business owner?
Hurdling through the doubters and arising to the preconceived notions of impossible challenges is what defines the young entrepreneur. This generation of entrepreneurs has witnessed the drastic change in corporations’ loyalty to their hard-working employees. No longer is loyalty a word that can be tied to a corporate job. No longer is it almost certain to assume that one will end their career at one company after a 40 year-long relationship. The ceaseless hard work of their peers to stay in the never-ending rat race is what motivates the young entrepreneur to carve their own path.
The young entrepreneur knows we are in a very competitive world, which revolves around complexity and the simplifying ability of innovation. Rewarded are those who think critically and can solve problematic issues within not only the business community but also within society as a whole. Money is not the sacred reward of hard work; making an impactful difference and repositioning world views and interaction is the destined goal that creates a will to work relentlessly. Being a visionary leader rather than a watchful follower is the only way to operate and live: the entrepreneurial way.
So do not doubt the young entrepreneur, embrace their initiatives and help nurture and cultivate their dreams into reality. The combination of seasoned professionals along with fresh ideas from young entrepreneurs can help produce new markets and economic engines, which lead to increased job creation and strengthened communities. Young entrepreneurs are among the future business leaders of the world and with the proper channels of development, can help transform the marketplace and consumer/ business interaction for the better.