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Now, more and more life sciences entrepreneurs are scoring meetings, too.
Tepper prevailed among a group of bidders that also included Charleston financial services CEO Ben Navarro, steel company CEO Alan Kestenbaum and e-commerce entrepreneur Michael Rubin.
In the chamber’s four-month program, business leaders and entrepreneurs lead educational sessions about ethics, goal setting, communication, teamwork, coaching, customer focus, strategic thinking and more.
Baltimore attorney Jim Shea, state Sen. Rich Madaleno (D-Montgomery County) and entrepreneur Alec Ross are also vying for the Democratic Party nomination.
Among them are entrepreneur Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary’s business empire and businesses connected to Daim Zainuddin, a veteran businessman and technocrat who Dr. Mahathir appointed to a panel of advisers on Saturday.
While grocery baron Fred Meyer occupied the entire top floor of the landmark 1929 Envoy building on one side of Burnside Street, artists and entrepreneurs were flying into multilevel, luxury pads across the road.
Rather than wait for founders to make the trip to California, investors are under greater pressure to seek out entrepreneurs.
The men settled with the city of Philadelphia for $1 apiece and a pledge to spend $200,000 to help young entrepreneurs.
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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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