Look up “intrapreneur,” and Google will ask if you meant to search for “entrepreneur.” But this position is slowly becoming more well-known as companies around the world use it to drive internal innovation and keep up with their startup counterparts.

The benefits of intrapreneurship

To many, being an intrapreneur holds a lot of appeal. Intrapreneurs get much of the rewards of entrepreneurs -- visibility, money, power, learning opportunities, connections, and maybe most importantly, the chance to create something new -- without much of the risk -- bankruptcy, major failure, etc.

A successful intrapreneur is hugely valuable to their employer, which means they receive high salaries, tons of benefits and perks, and leverage.

Questions to ask yourself:

  • Would I rather have the resources and support of a large company or the freedom of running my own?
  • How important is job security to me?
  • How tolerant of risk am I?
  • Do the responsibilities of managing my own business scare or excite me?
  • Can I navigate an existing culture, or would I prefer to create my own?

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Originally published Feb 2, 2018 6:30:00 AM, updated February 02 2018