Definition of Sidepreneur
A sidepreneur is one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise while retaining a full-time job.
— Revised and expanded from Merriam-Webster definition for entrepreneur.
More on Entrepreneurship
According to Howard Stevenson and J. Carlos Jarillo, entrepreneurship is “a process by which individuals – either on their own or inside organizations – pursue opportunities without regard to the resources they currently control.” Dreaming and pushing beyond current constraints expands opportunity and creates new value in the world. It is an uncommon perspective that looks at the limitations other accepts and refuses to acknowledge their ultimate reality. Entrepreneurship sees current structures as malleable and open to negotiation and re-creation.
So a Sidepreneur Is an Entrepreneurial Employee?
Yes! A sidepreneur uses their job as a platform for the testing and proving of entrepreneurial skills inside their employer’s business, and as a way to fund entrepreneurial ventures on the side.
Sidepreneurs view their careers as businesses and actively seek to create new businesses and revenue outside of the 9 to 5 work routine.