Do you want to own a business or run a business?

There are reasons to run a business:

  1. To be your own boss
  2. To lead a team
  3. To garner attention and accolades

…and reasons to own a business:

  1. To create value for others
  2. To take bold risks
  3. To build wealth and financial freedom

You can own a business without running it, and you can run a business without owning it. Most new entrepreneurs do both at the beginning. Problems can arise when we get the two confused. So which is it you want, exactly? Run, own, or both? (or neither?)