Stop Calling It a Side Hustle

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We’ve got legions of “mompreneurs,” “passion-preneurs,” side hustlers and gig workers. If you’re running your own business, you are an entrepreneur, and it’s critical you start owning it.

Now, what if I told you last year she sold her company, SmartSweets, for $400 million to a private equity firm? Would your labels change?

These days, more people are engaged in the act of than at any point in history. The SBA estimates that more than 600,000 new businesses are being established each year in the U.S., and Millennials and Gen Z are on track to start more than twice as many businesses as previous generations. An overwhelming 81% of these business owners are “solopreneurs,” working from the side of their desks or at home.

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