What Is A Solopreneur?

What is a solopreneur? By Tony de Bree

Hi, how are you today?

I hope you are succeeding in ‘pivoting your life’ professionally & privately in order to survive and thrive during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Many people are starting a side hustle next to their position as their personal ‘plan-b’. One of the best ways to that is by becoming an (online) solopreneur as I did in 2001 when I was still working at the global ABN Amro Bank (see here). 

But what is that actually, a ‘solopreneur” ? My definition: 

‘An individual who founds and runs their business independently, without the support of a co-founder or employees with whom he or she has a formal, contractual relationship‘. 

More: How To Keep Your Busines Relevant During Covid-19?  &  Staying Relevant During Covid-19

The last part of the definition is important. Because as a solopreneur and especially as solopreneur making money online working from home for instance, you actually do not do everything on you own at all!

You work with a lot of people locally and globally, with your own unique business ecosystem. You just do not have a fixed contractual relationship with them like in old traditional organisations. 

Solopreneurship is an important option as a careerswith for you if you are afraid of losing your job or if you want to start a side hustle ‘just in case’. It helped me a lot in my personal development and making the transition from ‘banker’ to solopreneur in 2001 and full time in 2011.

If you want to get more tips on how you can become a successful solopreneur, just bookmark these posts on successful solopreneurship, ok?

Need help?

If I can help in any way, please do not hesitate to call me on Skype on tony.de.bree or email me here.

Kind regards,
Tony de Bree

You can also follow me on LinkedIn or on Instagram here.

About the Author: tonydebree

Tony de Bree worked in Financial Services including in corporate venturing and e-commerce for 26 years and he made the transition from banker to entrepreneur working from home and making money online with his own "online plan b" with digital products as side-hustles in 2000 and as hybrid business owner since 2011. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, he helps corporates, small business owners, startups & scaleups to define and implement the best digital survival strategy and he helps managers and employees to become a successful entrepreneur with a personal digital-right skilling plan.

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