A lot of people that introduce themselves as Entrepreneurs are at best, just kidding themselves.
Learning the plumbing craft from an older artisan and then launching out yours does not make you an Entrepreneur. You are merely a self-employed plumber.
This also goes for other professions like Computer Programmers, Doctors and Architects; working for themselves does not automatically make them an Entrepreneur.
An Entrepreneur does a lot of work on the business, finding great people that can handle defined roles in the enterprise and help scale up to something big. Freelancers and Contractpreneurs do a lot of work in the business.
The thing about been a freelancer is that sooner or later, you realise that you have got just 24 hours in the day. Working in the business to personally do the work of delivering the services rendered does not scale well.
A real Entrepreneur is daily building out the business systems. A system that will take the individual work of every member of staff and amplify it by 300%. Together, each member achieves more than they could on their own.
The Entrepreneur is always asking herself: am I supposed to be doing this task or am I supposed to delegate it? At the end of the day, a smart Entrepreneur is asking herself: how have I worked on my enterprise today?
I made a major shift in my own operations the day I stopped been a full stack web developer in my own company, I now have a team I can spread the work to.
I still have a long way to go anyway, but I am learning. I am building business systems that will make the operations a real thing.