How do I become an entrepreneur?

Fortune

Answer by Oliver Emberton, founder of Silktide

You don’t need qualifications, money, a planet-sized-brain or even a particularly good idea. All an entrepreneur ever does is create something that consistently makes money.

Think of a company as a machine you design and build. Here’s McDonalds [fortune-stock symbol=”MCD”]:

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Your ‘machine’ always has certain parts. It sells something to someone, and re-invests some of that to help make more sales in the future. What’s left over is profit for the owners. Here’s Google McDonalds [fortune-stock symbol=”GOOG”]:

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If you can design, build, own and care for such a machine, you can become very rich indeed. That doesn’t mean it’s easy, but most of the barriers that you think will stop you won’t. Interested?

Let’s talk about you: are you young, poor and unqualified – a student, or hating your job? Maybe a touch rebellious? Perfect. You have no bad habits, and will…

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