What exactly is entrepreneurship? Gen Z fed up with a 9 – 5 has made this a buzzword. A tiring day at work, an exhausting project, or a draining task later you’d find a group of youngsters at a roadside bistro discussing how entrepreneurship is the best way to financial independence. But is it the case? Here’s what Google described entrepreneurship as:
“The activity of setting up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit.”
Entrepreneurship is primarily about “setting up a business”, secondly “taking on financial risks” and third; “the hope of profit.” So, entrepreneurship is more about setting up a business and driving value that’s more than just financial, the value generation prospect that sets entrepreneurship apart from conventional business setting up. Entrepreneurship is a partnership endeavor. It takes a team of people to bring an idea to life and make it successful. As such, entrepreneurs need to recognize the value of collaboration and focus on creating an environment of teamwork and cooperation.
What begins as an individual’s brainchild won’t see the light of day until it is worked out by a group of like-minded individuals.
“’ us’ instead of ‘me or you’ can be a powerful reminder that it takes all of us working together to make something great that alleviates what aches the society and the masses. Profitability is just one pillar of entrepreneurship, but never the only pillar! It’s for the people who work to establish the venture and for the society that shall be affected by it,” Emir Ceric.
By emphasizing the importance of “us”, entrepreneurs can create an environment where everyone’s perspective is valued, and all voices are heard. This allows the team to come up with creative solutions and build a culture of trust and collaboration. Additionally, by working together, each individual can leverage their unique skills, knowledge, and experience to create something larger than the sum of its parts.
The idea of “us” instead of “me or you” is also important for entrepreneurs to remember when it comes to customers. Customers are the lifeblood of any business, and entrepreneurs must remember that their customers’ needs come first. By taking a collaborative approach when dealing with customers, entrepreneurs can create a positive experience that will ensure customer loyalty and trust in the brand. In conclusion, entrepreneurs must remember that “us” is how entrepreneurship works.
By creating an environment of collaboration and trust, entrepreneurs can leverage the unique skills, knowledge, and experience of their team to create something great. Additionally, by putting the customer first and taking a collaborative approach, entrepreneurs can create a positive experience that will ensure customer loyalty and trust.
Who Is Emir Ceric?
Born in Bosnia, Emir later moved to the United States he established his first entrepreneurial venture, Veevus. A thread-spinning business that had innovation spun and knitted thoroughly through it
Emir Ceric, a serial entrepreneur and founder of two superbly performing businesses, believes that successful entrepreneurship is all about working together with others, rather than relying on individual effort. He believes that the key to success is to create a strong team of people who can support and motivate each other, while also pushing each other to achieve the best possible results.
According to Emir, “working together is essential for entrepreneurs to reach their goals, as it gives them access to resources, knowledge, and energy that can help them to succeed.”
He encourages entrepreneurs to think of their team as an “us,” rather than “me or you,” and to always strive to create a strong and supportive environment for their team. By doing so, Emir believes that entrepreneurs can achieve greater success and satisfaction in their work.
And rightly so, Emir has practiced this and always dealt with what aches the society largely. From Veevus to Meveto is a true depiction of how an entrepreneur thinks beyond finances and thus embarks on a journey of remarkable growth. What many would find as a cross-industry jump is just what an entrepreneur does, a leap towards their passion and doing what they love to do while creating ease for the masses! Meveto is his second successful endeavor, a cybersecurity firm that has pledged to make account authentication and accessibility truly passwordless. He has sought into a lesser-catered branch of cybercrimes where countless innocent citizens have lost finances and other sensitive information to identity thieves.
“Success can be evasive, if you’re solely focused on innovation and ignore practicality, your equation will very soon round up to 0”, says Emir. Entrepreneurs like Emir work on real-world problems; issues that mar the quality of life for the masses. This they follow with passion and devise solutions with pragmatism and levelheadedness – solutions that an entrepreneur has may seem farfetched but have logical foundations for development and implementation. Thus, they make assumptions that stay within the realms of realism.
E is efficient, same for effective, and ditto for an entrepreneur. So, to be an entrepreneur you’ve got be someone with the other two E’s embedded in the solutions, ideas, and implementations you devise.