Do you know the main difference between employees and entrepreneurs?
In this blog/video, I am sharing with you 11 differences between being an employee and being an entrepreneur.
But before that, let’s make sure the definition for both is clear:
An entrepreneur is someone who starts, owns, and/or runs a business
On the other hand, an employee is someone who works for either a company or an individual.
Now that it’s clear, let’s get to the differences…
|Is hired for specific tasks/duties||Performs general tasks|
|Receives orders and instructions from the boss||Is the boss|
|Has fixed hours and days/ location of work||Can work anytime, anywhere|
|Works on the execution part of the business||Works on strategy and business development of the company|
|Is judged by the completion of tasks||Is judged by the company performance and turnover|
|Waits for their employer to train them||Always learning from books, workshops etc|
|Gets a salary||Gets a salary + dividends from the company|
|Values money||Values time more|
|Does the work themselves||Knows how to delegate|
|Identifies problems||Solves the problems|
|Looks for security||Looks for freedom|
I have been both an employee and an entrepreneur and I can say that the energy is definitely different. One is about submission and execution. The other is about creativity and leadership.
However, I cannot say that one is better than the other.
Should you become an employee or an entrepreneur? I would say it all depends on the type of personality you have and above all your goals in life. If you want to know more, check out this video I did about the 5 questions you need to ask yourself to know if you can be an entrepreneur.
NOW TO YOU: What other differences do you see that exist between an employee and an entrepreneur?