What Being an Entrepreneur is Really Like

 

The lifestyle of an entrepreneur is different from holding a regular job. Many people are intimidated by the idea of being an entrepreneur. At the same time, some of the most successful entrepreneurs are well respected and admired. There are many ups and downs that come with being an entrepreneur. In this article I found on the website of Entrepreneur, it describes one person as calling entrepreneurship a wild ride. There are many reasons that people decide to become an entrepreneur. One common reason is that the entrepreneurs don’t like the idea of working for someone else. Another reason is that the entrepreneur doesn’t have a choice but to be an entrepreneur. However, there are good and bad sides to being an entrepreneur.

One advantage that an entrepreneur has is that he gets to make his own decisions. He decides on the days and the times he can work. He also decides what days he could take off. Another advantage that an entrepreneur has is that his potential for income is limitless. He can earn as much money as the work he puts in. He is not stuck with a certain amount of money for every hour. He also gets to meet a lot of cool people. The most important advantage that the entrepreneur has is freedom. He is in control of his own life.

There are some disadvantages to being an entrepreneur as well. For one thing, the entrepreneur is going to have to work more than others in order to bring in some income at the beginning. This leaves little time for fun stuff. As a result of working so many hours, this causes entrepreneurs to miss out on stuff. Also, a little bit of rest is important every now and then. There is also the stress of not knowing if everything is going to work out and how it is going to work out. Other things you have to deal with is dry spells when there are very few paychecks. This can go on for years. The entrepreneur is also always on call. This could result in in suffering relationships. It could also be hard to make friends. However, once and entrepreneur reaches success, that can change It is also helpful for the entrepreneur to learn from others.

One entrepreneur that others can learn from is Marc Sparks. Marc Sparks has been through the rough stages of starting up his own business. He knew the amount of money and time that was needed to put into his business before he can see some rewards for his efforts. The success that he has experienced has allowed him to participate in philanthropic activities in the community. All of the hard work and long hours put into his business paid off in the long run.

The Story of Andy Wirth: President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings

The CEO and President of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, Andrew “Andy” Wirth, was born on 25 July, 1963. Squaw Valley Ski Holdings is the parent company of Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley Ski Resorts located in Olympic Valley, CA. Wirth has brought the two companies on a single platform where clients can purchase a single ticket to enjoy the services of both. Wirth is a longtime triathlete, an avid runner, and cyclist. Despite being the chair and CEO, he has managed to stick to his training routine.

He is a former employee of Steamboat Ski Area where he served as the Marketing Executive. He left the position in 2010 after 24 years to accept the CEO position at Squaw Valley Ski Resort. His first task was to manage a $70 million project meant for upgrading the resort. This would enable it to compete effectively with other ski areas in the industry. In a year’s time, the resort had rebuilt its reputation by ranking top 20 in the skiing industry. 

Wirth was recently appointed the chair of Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitor’s Authority (RSCVA). Due to his experience in the management of international resorts, he has helped airlines increase the number of flights to resorts in Canada, Colorado, and Utah. He has acted as a liaison between the Reno-Sparks and Lake Tahoe region during his time at the board, and he also represents an airport that acts as a Gateway to Lake Tahoe. 

In October of 2013, Wirth was involved in a skydiving accident and was admitted to a hospital for three months, where he underwent 21 surgeries to save his arm. He almost bled to death after a rough landing on a vineyard away from Lodi, California. The wires and steel posts on the grape vines tore into his right arm. Wirth is a major contributor to community service and environmental organizations in the area of Lake Tahoe. Wirth is a CEO and philanthropist whose main goal is to improve the area in general. His long term objective is to continue enhancing Squaw Valley’s reputation and increase its popularity.