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You Know You’ve Arrived When…  - http://www.thesolopreneurlife.com Avatar Posted by Larry J Keltto under Startups
From http://www.thesolopreneurlife.com 2370 days ago
Made Hot by: thelastword on September 3, 2013 6:00 am
I now have ironclad proof that society is recognizing the importance of the 20+ million solopreneurs in the United States:





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Written by lyceum
2364 days ago

Larry: It is a bit ironic that a new business concept or word is getting recognized by the spammers. I hope that the hashtag #teaftw will be saved from this... ;)



Written by Larry J Keltto
2369 days ago

Hi Heather,

Thank you for your comments and questions.

I’ve never been able to pin down the first use of the term solopreneur. I saw it for the first time in the Wall Street Journal, in February 2010. And I actually wrote a post two weeks ago that deals with the definition of solopreneur:

http://www.thesolopreneurlife.com/solopreneur-definition/

I believe innovation, imagination, and invention are hallmarks of solopreneurs. My favorite definition of solopreneur comes from cartoonist Jen Sorensen, who says a soloprener is “the captain of an extremely small dinghy.”



Written by HeatherStone
2369 days ago

I like that! Thanks, Larry!



Written by HeatherStone
2369 days ago

Larry,

I think you said in an interview at some point where the word solopreneur actually comes from (or, at least, where you ran across it.) I wonder if you could refresh all of our memories. I've left this comment over at the BizSugar community too. Maybe you could respond there for the whole community's benefit? Also, it would be great to give a little definition of the solopreneur. What does it mean to you? Is it different than a freelancer?



Written by lyceum
2364 days ago

Heather: Thanks for asking Larry this question. It is an uplifting story! :)



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