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Friday, July 20, 2012

"You didn't build that" Obama on the entrprenuer

The business owner, at least at start up, is often working 12-16 hour days without pay, in hope of future gains. This is what is called the entrepreneur spirit. When president Obama said “you didn’t build that” it was a slap in the face to every American. Every good entrepreneur knows that his employees and friends and family helped them in some way. Sometimes it is encouragement, sometimes it is showing up to work on time, sometimes it is bringing them a hot meal on a long day and sometimes it is a loan. A loan, while monetary, is a way of joining in the entrepreneur spirit without the physical pain. It is no longer a lone person, but multiple people working to build a business. They are a single unit, striving to provide a good or service at a better rate than others who are already established. You isn’t just a singular noun, it can also be plural. If you have ever worked for an entrepreneur, were friends with an entrepreneur, or helpped an entrepreneur that president was signaling you out as well.

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