After setting up his own business with a little help from the Prince’s Trust in the late nineties, Brian Jenner has embarked on a project to inform fellow entrepreneurs about the trials and tribulations of starting a business, with some very useful hints and tips along the way. The book is organised like a glossary of terms, with entries from "Accounts" to "Zihuatanejo". This week, we bring you the excerpt labelled "Courage". CourageOne definition of an entrepreneur is a person who doesn’t have a job. When I first expressed the idea of setting out on my own, I remained attached to the idea of having the security of a job. I had a day off midweek and I was sitting in a downmarket cafe with an American friend in Shepherd’s Bush. He said to me: "Look at these people. They don’t have jobs. They still survive. You don’t need a job to survive." You can buy Jenner’s book from the Chasing My Invoice website. Alternatively, why not let us know your definition of an entrepreneur? Post your comment below. Related articles Alex Hearn: entrepreneur with “soul” Meet our new RB columnist: Sam Barnett
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