You’ve likely considered starting a business. It is fun to dream of the rewards, but assessing the risks often puts an early end to the idea. So, what makes it work?
It takes boldness to be an entrepreneur. Assessing risk, sharing a dream, and being practical enough to make it happen are just a few of the skills necessary to succeed at building something new that will last. We need entrepreneurs. Their determination and vision bring opportunities that go beyond themselves. Most entrepreneurs are deeply involved in their communities. Ideally, a network of support is created that allows advancement and improvement for many others.
Our Entrepreneurship issue discusses making it in the music business, starting a business with disabilities, and explores what successful entrepreneurs have in common. Motivated self-starters can also rise in politics, such as Suzanne Madron’s run for mayor. On the other hand, some start a solo writing career that is just as powerful.
Much like SEARCH Magazine—whose founder started with an idea and refined it over time—the notion of creating something and watching it grow is romantic. Still, at its core, it is also hard work and takes more than the celebrated entrepreneur. Studies show that it involves many people giving energy to their areas of expertise. So, visionary or team player, enjoy our Entrepreneurship issue.
Heather Roulo / Editorial Director
Read our Entrepreneur-themed Spring 2022 issue.