Many of us who have dreamed of being captains of industry or mavens of the corporate world have likely desired to follow the example of someone who has achieved success in the world of big business. Our idols are probably people who occupy the C-suites of large corporations that have been around for decades if not a century at least. They work for companies that, while fiscally mature, are also predictable.
The people who have mastered these companies have often done so with the benefit of being able to follow a trail that has been well-trodden and paved by other people. The formula for success in these spaces often, though not always, a blueprint that has already been proven. It is not a blueprint that necessarily requires originality, creativity or innovation.
This path is completely different from the path of the entrepreneur. The process of creating a new business from scratch requires the ability to not only multi-task but to learn how to develop the competencies that are required to keep one’s business afloat. There is no proven blueprint for the entrepreneur to follow so they have to create their own blueprint as they go along, iterating their company and its business model until they find something that works best.
Entrepreneurship does not always allow an entrepreneur the privilege of being able to count on a stable salary but succeeding as an entrepreneur arguably demands more of those who take that risk than it does of professionals who take other routes to employment.
According to Crunchbase, Brian Bonar is a business owner who has founded companies like Allegiant Professional Business Service Incorporated, Trucept, Smart-tek Automated Services Incorporated and Bezier Systems. He also owns several restaurants in the San Diego area that have built a strong reputation for offering gourmet food that has been prepared by chefs that are among the best in their field.
Bellamy’s, the restaurant that he has invested in Escondido benefitted greatly from his ability to recruit an incredibly talented French chef to lead its kitchen. Publications like the local outlet San Diego Magazine have noted that Brian Bonar’s restaurant Bellamy’s produces meals that are worth taking the time to stop in and enjoy.
Arguably Bonar’s foray into the restaurant industry in his adopted home town of San Diego is helping to make the city a destination for diners that are seeking out world-class food in California locales outside of the Bay Area. It is likely that Bonar’s approach to business, one that spans industries and that leans heavily on the practice of entrepreneurship helped him earn the professional accolade of being named Cambridge Who’s Who Finance Executive of the Year in 2010.
The accolade no doubt underscores the importance of Bonar’s achievement as a professional whose resume demonstrates how dynamic and diverse a career in business can be. The honor that Bonar received from Cambridge Who’s Who is only given to four business people in each industry each year.