In this espisode of The Struggling Entrepreneur, we discuss and describe the status of what is being referred to as an “inbetween-preneur.” What is this type of entrepreneur? Let’s compare it to the other terms that describe the different types of entrepreneurs that have surfaced in the online world:
- You’ve heard of Intra-preneur? –> an entrepreneurial semi-independent or independent business unit within a private sector enterprise, for instance, that is funded by the Corporation, but it acts as if were a small business–speed to market and little bureaucacy define its nature;
- You’ve heard of the “necessity-preneur” ? –> one who is usually unemployed (e.g., by a layoff, etc.) and cannot buy a franchise, and thus has to resort to becoming a small business owner to survive;
-You’ve heard of the “solo-preneur” ? –> the individual that will go it alone as a small business owner, without joint venture partners or assistants, and will not outsource at the beginning because this person cannot afford to (i.e., usually undercaptizlized);
- You’ve heard about the “unintentional-preneur”? –> this is the individual that planned to remain with a day-job, but due to circumstances (e.g., downsizing or layoff, etc.) took the opportunity to pursue a dream intentionally due to unintentional situations;
- Youve heard of the ; you’ve heard about the “hobby-preneur” ? –> this is the individual that pursued a hobby that began bringing in revenue (which usually was not the main objective of this pasttime or passion). And then at one point, the “hobby” became a business and was so successful that the individual quit the day-job and pursued the small business full-time as an entrepreneur;
-You’ve heard of the “part-time entrepreneur” ? –> this is the person that began a small business (like a home-based business or internet business) on a shoestring budget and worked it part-time, while still keeping the day-job. The hope of this person is to one day be able to leave the day-job and become a full-time Entrepreneur;
Well, here is the “inbetween-preneur”–and individual that may or may not be retired who “dabbles” in the environment of small business ownership or entrepreneurship by desiring the freedom and excitement of the benefits of being an entrepreneur, but is more inclined to do so with projects or programs, rather than take a plunge into running a firm or small business. Thus, you may say that this individual tends to be a “project-preneur.”
Lindsey Allen happens to fall into this category. A retired high-tech experienced instructor and project manager with IBM, AMD, Tivoli and also a veteran of the US Air Force), Lindsey is now entering the world of training and instruction with the objective of making it into his very small business–perhaps.
And that “perhaps” is what straddles him inbetween the positions of retiree and entrepreneur–or what we call an “inbetween-preneur.”
In this audio episode, you will hear Lindsey describe what drives him, what motivates him, what his priorities are –and how he will decide whether to enter the fray of small business ownership or just keep doing fun projects (like a “project-preneur”) based on his passion for the focus he has at the time.
Currently, Lindsey has his own site (i.e., “project”) called Exploring New Media:
In the pursuit of this passion for assisting others with training, as well as teaching the new media and social media skills to beginners, Lindsey will also be taking over the leadership of the Austin Podcasters and New Media Meetup Group. He will engage in topics ranging from blogging platforms to social media tools like twitter and facebook, as well as podcasting, video and other forms of New Media.
With a passion such as this, and with the success to date that he has had by receiving income from his endeavors, it seems that Lindsey is well on his way to crossing the line and becoming a part-time entrepreneur.
Lindsey can be reached via:
- email: lindsey @ exploringnewmedia.com
- twitter: www.twitter.com/xplorenewmedia
- web site: http://www.exploringnewmedia.com
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