Is it enough to just be a "business person" any more, or is it necessary to label oneself as a special sub-category of entrepreneur?
Here at My Business we get lots of mail from business people, and these days lots of them quickly categorise themselves as a special type of entrepreneur.
Here’s six types of “preneur” we’ve spotted lately. Have a read of them and then let us know what you think of these categories, or if you can think of any others you think could work.
- “Young” entrepreneurs are quite common and we get the reason for the claim: being short on life experience is a bit of a barrier to doing well in business, although we do wonder just where the cutoff is for young. And we know plenty of 30-something business people who wish they had started their business before the time-munching commitments of adulthood came along.
- “Teenpreneurs” are popping up with increased regularity. We’re not quite sure what this one means. Something about Glee? Oh no: we’re showing our age here ....
- “Mumpreneurs” are very common: almost any woman in business seems to slip this one into their emails. Some folks don’t like the term and argue that the fact a woman has had kids should not be relevant to her career. And have you ever heard of a “Dadpreneurs”? We can spot at least one.
- “Greenpreneurs” and “eco-preneurs”are starting to sprout, bringing the world green business ideas.
- We’ve found this Facebook page about a Warrior-Prenuer, who says members of this class of business people are “leaders, they are risk takers, they are influential, they are inspiring. Warrior-Preneurs know that the greatest battle is within. Once you win that one, others are easier.”
- “Geekpreneurs” seem to be a little deeper than you’d imagine.
So there you have it: six self-declared categories of entrepreneur. Are there any others we missed, or that you think deserve to be coined? Let us know in the comments field below.