Recent Examples of entrepreneur from the Web
In May, Denver police shut down a lemonade stand run by two young entrepreneurs for failing to get a permit, according to KTVQ-TV.
The reality star turned beauty entrepreneur’s latest lipsticks, which launched on June 8, are already selling out on her KKW Beauty site.
Like health care, education is an industry that has been tough for disruptive entrepreneurs to reshape.
An entrepreneur once pitched me an app that—through his proprietary system—would provide accurate calorie estimates for meals based only on a photo.
Gonzalez is battling environmentalist and entrepreneur Bob Massie in the Democratic primary.
Welcoming foreign entrepreneurs would help spur new business development.
The studio is led by gaming entrepreneur Jeff Strain, who previously worked at big firm Blizzard Entertainment and co-founded Bellevue game developer ArenaNet.
Local entrepreneurs frequently say the area’s enviable climate and lifestyle played a major reason in drawing them here.
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The Characteristics of an entrepreneur
You might well wonder whether entrepreneur simply means “a person who starts a business and is willing to risk loss in order to make money” or whether it carries an additional connotation of far-sightedness and innovation. The answer, perhaps unsatisfyingly, is that it can go in either direction.
Entrepreneur has been in used in English to refer to a kind of businessman since at least the middle of the 18th century, when it appeared in translation of the King of Prussia’s instructions for his generals (“. . . if the country happens not to abound in forage, you must agree with some Entrepreneur for the quantity required.”). During the 19th century, it was also used of a go-between or a person who undertakes any kind of activity (as opposed to just a business).
By the early 20th century entrepreneur appears to have taken on the connotation of go-getter when applied to an independent business owner, a quality that may also be found in the phrase entrepreneurial spirit, which began being used at about the same time.
ENTREPRENEUR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of entrepreneur for English Language Learners
: a person who starts a business and is willing to risk loss in order to make money
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