entrepreneur versus employee

Entrepreneur versus employee Who do you identify?

In this table we suggest a few reasons for you to identify what your profile. Are you an entrepreneur or you are employed?




1. You earn income even while you sleep. Entrepreneurs earn passive income. You earn income only during working hours. Employees earn active income, that is, “no work no pay”, on a daily or monthly basis.
2. It has unlimited opportunities to earn income. It has limited income and fixed remuneration and safe.
3. Gives jobs. Find a job.
4. It is responsible for your customers, the public and its employees happy. An entrepreneur has a greater responsibility. Your income depends on stakeholders in your business. It is responsible for making your boss happy as their remuneration depends on it.
5.. Entrepreneurs are committed to their passion. And they invest a lot of work and patience because they believe in what they do. regular hours ago. Employees often do routine tasks.
6. Give yourself rest and vacation, when your business becomes stable (flexible) annual leave and allowed limited ago by her boss (restricted)
7. You pay income tax after deducting its expenses. An entrepreneur can claim as a deduction from your taxable income deductible expenses of your relationship with your business You pay income tax. An employee can not claim as a deduction from your taxable income transport, combustible, food and other related expenses of their employment.
8. Take risks and be responsible for them. Entrepreneurs are revolutionary and innovative. He stays in his comfort zone . And, Can we call comfort zone, when boredom is the daily bread?
9. Hires and fires employees. When an entrepreneur has an incompetent and irresponsible employee, if you dismiss it does through a due process. He is hired and fired by the employer. If the job does not like it is hard to leave because it depends on him to survive.
10. Gives jobs. The entrepreneur is the owner of the company and the interviewer. Find a job. The applicant is an employee of the person for being interviewed for the job.
11. Content creator It is reader
12. You can own similar businesses. Entrepreneurs can expand their businesses and share slices of their success with others. It may not be working in similar companies. Employees are restricted by a clause in the agreement, that is, They are not allowed to share their skills, talents and education competition.
13. They do not require education qualifications to become entrepreneurs. We can see that the most successful entrepreneurs are college dropouts. Some even are already millionaires. It requires higher education to obtain a higher position. Employees are exposed to educational discrimination.
14. Acquires a high economic power at a young age. Acquires wealth after long years of work. Except, of course, if Microsoft employee, Apple o Google.
15. Create a system that you like and follow. It is to follow the system like it or not
16. Get the most out of their talents and abilities. And this is where the passion begins, excitement and happiness. Use your talents and abilities half, unless you have found a job, literally, perfect!
17. It has a flexible schedule and you can always cancel your schedule to allow time for his family and his spiritual obligations. It does not have flexible schedule and have to ask permission from his boss to devote time to his family and his spiritual obligations.
18. Makes regular exercise, If you set your schedule. You can make regular exercise, If your job allows you to have adequate time for it.
19. You can control your privacy. You can not control your privacy in the workplace.
20. You can transfer your company as a bequest or inheritance to your spouse or children. You can not transfer your job as a legacy or inheritance to your spouse or children.

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About me Guillem Recolons

Convinced that everything leaves a mark, I help companies to better connect with their stakeholders through personal branding programs (personal brand management) and employee advocacy (internal brand ambassadors programs).

Partner at Integra Personal Branding and Soymimarca, I also collaborate with Ponte en Valor, Brandergizers, MoreThanLaw, Noema Consulting, AdQualis Human Results and Quifer Consultores.

As lecturer, participated in the Graduate Social Media of UPF and UVic, in various programs at IESE and ISDI, among other. Advertising man, Master en Marketing. Grade student of Humanities.

My DNA comes from advertising 20 years in agencies: BBDO, J.W.T., Bassat Ogilvy, Saatchi & Saatchi, Altraforma and TVLowCost among others.

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14 replies
  1. Esther
    Esther says:

    I think it's great but I think you've just put the positive side for the entrepreneur and the negative side for the employee is not it?. I think it is very balanced.

    • Guillem Recolons
      Guillem Recolons says:

      Esther true, the truth is that the post had some idea of ​​provoking a debate of bias. Isn't it?, It is not very balanced, there is some amplification of the advantages for entrepreneurs.

      As a professional personal brand, We are convinced that, sooner or later, each of us will form a small business and will to some extent entrepreneur.

      As we mentioned in posts Monday and Tuesday, the concept of stable employment is changing and the arrival of YO, S.A. advertised as inevitable and desirable.

      Thanks for write.

  2. Luis
    Luis says:

    The difference is that the entrepreneur owns himself, It does not depend on anyone to grow professionally, while the employee does not own itself depends on a hierarchical structure, which it will decide how far you can grow, anyway I think personal branding is very applicable for entrepreneurs and employees.

    • Guillem Recolons
      Guillem Recolons says:

      Certainly the comment. In fact we work equally personal brand for entrepreneurs, employees, by using, managers… Obviously there are differences, but all profiles can reinforce your brand. Thanks for write.

  3. Pedro
    Pedro says:

    With all due respect, I think comparisons are odious entrepreneur and employee. Even the greatest of entrepreneurs that humanity could give would be nothing without a good team of employees who actually make their great revolutionary idea.

    • Guillem Recolons
      Guillem Recolons says:

      Pedro, I do not doubt it. And it adds that perfect communion is when the entrepreneur is able to align the values ​​of the brand that has created with its partners and employees.

      Thanks for write.

  4. dustin
    dustin says:

    Completely agree with Esther, in fact, I would say even more because many points are pure entrepreneurial aspirational very few get and presented as “acts” common to all. For example, point 14 (acquires a high economic power at a young age) It is the last straw for even assumes that the entrepreneur must, necessarily, be young, besides successful.

    Especially far from reality are the points 6 and 17. The entrepreneur usually yearns for free time with employees who have, including yours.

  5. Guillem Recolons
    Guillem Recolons says:

    Hi Dustin, as Esther was telling the advantages for entrepreneurs are exaggerated; It has been done with the intention of generating this debate. I agree with you on the issue of 14: Not all entrepreneurs are young. Without going any further I have 47 years and co-founded only a year ago Soymimarca.

    Time management is likely to be an advantage for entrepreneurs, because despite spending more hours at work, the structure to self convenience.

    In any case, We welcome your comments.

  6. Raul
    Raul says:

    actually,Comments are correct and each tells a different way of seeing things, but, nevertheless, being an entrepreneur is highly recommended that employee; Thank you very much for the post, regards…

  7. Arturo
    Arturo says:

    For what I'm concerned and it is my view maybe not with me or share this if you're going to be an employee and does not give you the freedom to be an entrepreneur, is the best employee without limitations and prejudices also aspirational and not just happy to put your superior.


  8. jhordano garcia
    jhordano garcia says:

    I found excellent. My father has a micro blade and ice cream. Now it is formed, but we have the basics needed so that there company, product and customers. The fact is that I see myself in Article. I want to be an entrepreneur and move forward. Thank you very much!

  9. joicel
    joicel says:

    Everything can be pretty easy and rosy but we must see the reality of things the Esprendedor have to work many hours and spend whole days to pull up your business and pay taxes leasing premises, pay their workers, pay his accountant, have your permission to date and imvertir pay for merchandise materials light water etc etc.
    In the case of employee or worker worker etc simply going to work and sacredly receives his salary per month.
    In my view I think people prefer buscarce a job to be esprendedor.

  10. JAIME
    JAIME says:

    Hi Guillem,

    Very good. In my opinion, The big difference in the risks. an entrepreneur working at your own risk, for an employee while the risk is lower pueto that higher risks are borne by the employer (owner). So it is clear that the equation, direntamente risk is proportional to earnings is met.

    Every entrepreneur wins according to level of risk you are willing to take.

  11. sterling
    sterling says:

    Excellent him of being an entrepreneur, but there is something that surpasses the employee: ONE fixed salary! If the entrepreneur is not disciplined in your cash flow, Government yearns to be employed. How many entrepreneurs today are seeking employment by the lack of flow!


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