13 Fun Things About Entrepreneurship

What are surprisingly fun things about entrepreneurship?

 

Entrepreneurship can be hard work, but the pathway to starting your own business is full of surprises: one being that it’s actually fun. So, what are some fun things about entrepreneurship? We’ve caught up with 13 YEC entrepreneurs who share why entrepreneurship for them.

 

Question: What is one surprisingly fun thing about being an entrepreneur?

DARRAH BRUSTEIN
Network Under 40 / Finance Whiz Kids

Kinship

“When I was a kid, my first car was a Jeep Grand Cherokee and I was always jealous of the Jeep Wrangler drivers who had a special “Wrangler wave” when they passed one another. It’s an odd parallel to the way it feels when you meet another entrepreneur. There is an automatic kinship between you which often leads to great relationships and storytelling of ups, downs, tips and warnings.” @DarrahB

 

ROB FULTON
AudioLumin

Versatility in Work Environments

“I love to travel and think that it’s incredibly important to have in your life — it broadens your mind, expands your experiences and ultimately inspires you to create bigger and better products given your newfound understanding of the world. I love the ability to take my company anywhere, and operate from any corner of the globe, without slowing momentum.” @robjfulton

 

BASHA RUBIN
Priori Legal

My Team

“When I first started working on the idea for Priori, I spent a lot of time alone in my apartment or in coffee shops creating a business plan and trying to get potential advisors or investors to meet with me. In the past year, we’ve grown from three employees to 10 — and it’s an incredibly satisfying feeling to watch my idea come to life and see my employees buy into my vision for change.” @basharubin

 

DAVID EHRENBERG
Early Growth Financial Services

Meeting Great People

“Whether it’s working with my team, meeting potential clients, following up with existing and/or past clients, or networking with business partners, getting to meet and help great people every single day is hands down one of the most fun things about being an entrepreneur.” @EarlyGrowthFS

 

STANLEY MEYTIN
True Film Production

Unlimited Creativity and Scope

“Being an entrepreneur gives me the potential to come up with and execute on ideas freely, while others might be limited by having to get approval or going through a series of people and procedures. The feeling of having no limits provides a certain freedom that is liberating and fulfilling to have.” @stanleymeytin

 

ASHLEY MADY
Brandberry

Making My Own Schedule

“There’s a psychological benefit of knowing you can take off whenever you want. Even if you work 80 hours a week, it’s nice to know you could run out and get a haircut in the middle of the day without asking anyone’s permission. Now if I could only find time to get a haircut!” @KickAshMady

 

CASSIE PETREY
Crowd Surf

Firing Clients

“When I was working at a record label I didn’t really have any say on which projects I worked. If it was on the label’s roster, I was stuck with that artist and their team, regardless of how terrible the music and/or people. Now, if I get into a project and realize that it just isn’t going to work, I can drop that project and still keep my job. That freedom is worth the hard work and long hours.” @cassiepetrey

 

LANE CAMPBELL
June

The Challenge of Doing So Much With So Little

“As an entrepreneur you gain experience in a variety of areas much more quickly than if you worked different jobs in various departments.” @lanec

 

RANDY RAYESS
VenturePact

Every Day is Different

“Every day has a whole host of new challenges and you will always learn something new each day. ” @RandyRayess

 

KEVIN XU
Mebo International

You Get to Be Yourself Without Wearing a Tie Every Day

“As an entrepreneur, you get to set the tone. I love the fact that I can be who I am and not have to wear a tie all the time.” @thekevinxu

 

FIRAS KITTANEH
AstraBeds

Creating Culture

“As an entrepreneur, I cherish the social aspect of the job. There’s always something new to learn from customers and employees, and being able to create a positive company culture influenced by incredible people is fulfilling. We’ve all had jobs with toxic, negative environments. I’m glad I was able to break out of those spaces and build a better one for my team and myself.” @firaskittaneh

 

JOSHUA LEE
StandOut Authority

Figuring Out the Best Solution

“It amazes most people how we entrepreneurs are able to overcome adversity and overwhelm on an almost daily basis. It’s so fun commanding my own time despite the hurdles and skyscrapers that appear in my path. Figuring out the best solution to leap over, dig under, go around, or just charge through those roadblocks is very rewarding.” @joshualee1978

 

BROCK STECHMAN
DivvyHQ

Getting Amazingly Talented People to Believe in Your Vision

“When you’re an entrepreneur, you’re constantly selling your vision, your dream and your company. And you’re trying to get high-level people to believe in you, support you and accompany you. You get the honor of inspiring talented people to come alongside you and build something special together.” @brockstechman

 

 

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