Entrepreneurship should not be understood merely as ability to open a business. More than that, entrepreneurship should be understood as the momentum to change the mentality, mindset and culture of social change.
The basic principles of entrepreneurship are how to build a strong character, creative, innovative, intelligent, independent, productive and able to take advantage of opportunities or resources. Therefore, with the broad sense, the development of entrepreneurship should be across the field, not only a business.
There are many reasons to claim that entrepreneurship is for everyone.
First, everyone has ideals, dreams, or at least hope to improve the quality of life as human beings. This is a kind of “intuition” that drives people to work. This “intuition” is associated with one of the potential of humanity, the power of creative imagination.
Humans are creatures of God who were awarded the creative imagination, so they can use it to think. That thought can be directed to the past, present, and future. By thinking, they can seek answers to important questions, like: Where I come from? Where I am right now? Where I am going? And what shall I pass on to this world?
The past, present, and future related with the power of our imagination. In those days, all of the obstacles, hardship, and very rewarding life mixed into one. So, if Poppy King, the young entrepreneurs from Australia, said that the three things that an entrepreneur faces in any field; it mean that entrepreneurship is for everyone. There are no people on this earth who have never faced obstacles and difficulties to achieve their ideals and dreams.
Second, entrepreneurship is basically for everyone, because it can be learned. Peter F. Drucker wrote in Innovation and Entrepreneurship that, “Everyone who has the courage to take the decision, he learn to be entrepreneurs, and behave like entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship is the behavior of personality, which essentially lies in the concept and theory, not on intuition”. Behavior, concepts, and theories can be learned by anyone. As long as we are willing to open our hearts and minds to learn, we have the opportunity to be self-employment. We should realize that learning is an ongoing process, which does not necessarily mean starting and ending at a particular school or university, but it can be done for life, anywhere and anytime, so learning entrepreneurship can be done by anyone.
Third, the fact shows us that the most successful entrepreneurs are human like other people. Sabeer Bathia, a digital entrepreneur that launches Hotmail.com on July 4, 1996, just realized this after he studied to Steve Jobs, the inventor of the personal computer, Apple. His consciousness made him confident when he set the price of his discovery for U.S. $ 400 million to Bill Gates, Microsoft’s owners.
Fourth, success tips owned successful entrepreneurs is basically very simple. No need for an extraordinary man, but everyone can do it. The tips are driven by ideas and dreams, rely more on creativity, believe in a real business, see problems as opportunities, choose the business based on their hobby and interest, starting with a minimum investment, happy to try new things, always get up from the failure, and not rely on academic degrees.
Fifth, entrepreneurship drive people to leadership; and leadership are for everyone.
Bring into the world new entrepreneurs are not simple; it is easier to be said than done. Therefore, there are some necessary preparations in terms of education, regulation, human resources and finance that are always a problem. New entrepreneurs can bear by itself, but in small numbers. We need integrated actions, so we can produce qualified and significant number of entrepreneurs.