“I kept thinking the entrepreneur is like an artist, only business is the means of his expression…He creates [a business] from nothing, just like a blank canvas. It’s amazing. Someone goes into a garage, has nothing but an idea, and out of the garage comes a company, a living company. It’s so special what they do. They are a treasure”.
At the time Bernie Goldhirsh (Inc’s founder) came to the realization above, entrepreneurs were looked down upon – like business outcasts in a time when everything in business revolved around big corporations. Thanks to resources like Inc, the tide has changed and now many entrepreneurs – even those running small companies – are revered.
To me entreprenuers are a constant source of inspiration – just like artists. Reading business magazines and company profiles are as enjoyable as reading the biographies of my favourite musican’s, like B.B. King for example. So if you are running a business – no matter what size – don’t forget that you too are an artist, and your business is an expression of your talent, and everyday is a new opportunity to hone your craft.