Many business origin stories start with scribbles. Share your story here.
Every business has an origin story, many start as just inspired scribbles on a napkin. Like most entrepreneurs, we love a good business story about a dream, a vision and the tools and determination to make it real. Equity Bank was created and built by the leadership in place today, so we know a thing or two about starting up, growing and surviving and thriving in the face of challenges. We’d like to share yours as part of our Napkin Story series.
The Analyst Profit Builders
The Fireball RSM Marketing
The Improver Midwest Quality Gloves
The Visionary Fred Schneider, Cory Shue
The Fireball Dynamic NC LLC
The Healer Casey Lund
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
Artist, Healer, Visionary, Hero John, Jason, Jane Rowe and Margaret Bruce
There are 9 types of entrepreneurs.
No two entrepreneurs are the same, each has different strengths and skills. Identifying and understanding your entrepreneur type can help you build a more effective organization around you. Take our quick online quiz to learn your Entrepreneur Type. You may be surprised how this valuable self understanding can start improving your performance and the performance of your business. Self awareness starts here.
If you are a Superstar you may center your business around your charisma and high energy. Your personality often will drive you to build your business around your own personal brand.
Personality Alert: Can be too competitive and have workaholic tendencies.
Entrepreneurial Example: Donald Trump, CEO, Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts
If you operate your business in the Improver mode, you are focused on using your company as a means to improve the world. Your over-arching motto is, “Morally correct companies will be rewarded for working on a noble cause.” Improvers have an unwavering ability to run their businesses with high integrity and ethics.
Personality Alert: Be aware of your tendency to be a perfectionist and over-critical of employees and customers.
Entrepreneurial Example: Anita Roddick, Founder, The Body Shop
Advisors provide an extremely high level of assistance and advice to customers. The Advisor’s motto is, “The customer is right and we must do everything to please them.” Companies built by Advisors become customer focused.
Personality Alert: Advisors can become so focused on the needs of their business and customers that they may ignore their own needs and ultimately burn out.
Entrepreneurial Example: John W. Nordstrom, Founder, Nordstrom
An Artist is a reserved but highly creative type, often found in businesses demanding creativity such as web design firms and ad agencies. As an Artist you tend to build your business around the unique talents you have.
Personality Alert: You may be overly sensitive to your customer’s responses even if the feedback is constructive. Let go of the negative self-image.
Entrepreneurial Example: Scott Adams, Creator, Dilbert
If you run a business as an Analyst, you are focused on fixing problems in a systematic way. Often the foundation for science, engineering or computer firms, Analyst business owners excel at problem solving.
Personality Alert: Be aware of analysis paralysis. Work on trusting others.
Entrepreneurial Example: Gordon Moore, Founder, Intel