As a serial entrepreneur Paula Hayes Clarke cherishes her gifts and talents and uses them to network within the industries with which she has worked. Her keen eye for talent helps motivate would be singers/songwriters and novelists. As a writer she was responsible for celebrity interviews, researching the market for “angels”, preparing and writing proposals to submit to appropriate agencies on behalf of clients. A former grade school teacher, Ms. Clarke is a creative writer and has written two novels. She has also written for Christian magazines and produced a radio talk show for educators. She is currently a partner in one of the fastest growing network marketing companies in the world. Ms. Clarke holds an AA in Music Business Management, a B.A. in Education, and an M.A. in Leadership and Policy. She lives in Georgia with her husband and sons.
Someone who exercises initiative by organizing a venture to take benefit of an opportunity and, as the decision maker, decides what, how, and how much of a good or service will be produced.
An entrepreneur supplies risk capital as a risk taker, and monitors and controls the business activities. The entrepreneur is usually a sole proprietor, a partner, or the one who owns the majority of shares in an incorporated venture. According to economist Joseph Alois Schumpeter (1883-1950), entrepreneurs are not necessarily motivated by profit but regard it as a standard for measuring achievement or success. Schumpeter discovered that they (1) greatly value self-reliance, (2) strive for distinction through excellence, (3) are highly optimistic (otherwise nothing would be undertaken), and (4) always favor challenges of medium risk (neither too easy, nor ruinous).
Educator - Consultant - Creative Writer