Entrepreneur or businessman, is there any difference?
Ten years ago “entrepreneur” word was barely used and businessman was all we had; however, entrepreneur term is now everywhere: politicians, media, institutions and big companies. Now, are there differences between and entrepreneur and a businessman?
Wikipedia defines and entrepreneur as a person that starts up a company assuming the risk or rewards of a given business venture. It could be launching new products in existing or new markets, they “see an opportunity” and organizes or creates a business. Wikipedia ends saying that “being an entrepreneur is one of the qualities that a business man must have”.
The entrepreneurship idea is vital and they live happy in an uncertain vision, they live by their dreams while being a businessman is just economic activity with specific goals and less emotional, they only seek for business management in a security environment.
From Entrepreneur to a businessman
Both concepts, entrepreneur and businessman might get confused as some companies started up as a dream and against all predictions, goes up to the next level. The entrepreneur accomplishes this, and even if the initial passion is still there, it could be less strong as it was at the very beginning.
“Changing the world” vision is lost and almost in a natural way, a technical profile is born with defined strategies , leadership, business management, etc. it all become more important because now the business gives money and benefits demanded by its employees and partnerships in the future.
It does not necessary means that entrepreneur ship needs to get lost, Apple as an example defines its self as the biggest start-up in the world, this same star-up culture is present in some others like Google or Facebook, then it is completely gone in companies like Microsoft, Oracle, SAP.
Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim and a great entrepreneur, thinks that definitely there are some subtle differences for both terms, “not all entrepreneurs are businessmen and not all businessmen are entrepreneurs, I’ve been in the manufacturing business for decades now, and I still have the passion to continue, I agree that entrepreneurs are the best option for our actual economy”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.