Definition of entrepreneur
: one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise
entrepreneurialplay \ˌäⁿn-trə-p(r)ə-ˈn(y)u̇r-ē-əl, -ˈnər-\ adjective
entrepreneurialismplay \ˌäⁿn-trə-p(r)ə-ˈn(y)u̇r-ē-ə-li-zəm, -ˈnər-\ noun
entrepreneuriallyplay \ˌäⁿn-trə-p(r)ə-ˈn(y)u̇r-ē-ə-lē, -ˈnər-\ adverb
entrepreneurshipplay \ˌäⁿn-trə-p(r)ə-ˈnər-ˌship, -ˈn(y)u̇r-\ noun
Recent Examples of entrepreneur from the Web
The current Brandemonium lineup includes the following, with the full lineup and panel descriptions to be released soon: Seth Godin, bestselling author and entrepreneurRick Gomez, CMO –
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It is owned by ARG Outlier Media Asianet News Pvt, which lists Goswami and his wife as directors alongside Rajeev Chandrasekhar, an entrepreneur and lawmaker.
Last month, meanwhile, several female entrepreneurs told the trade publication The Information about harassment by a partner at the VC firm Binary Capital.
Kansas City Startup Village, a sort of techie entrepreneur commune, arose from the same buzz.
Online Training Six-week sessions for current or aspiring entrepreneurs and their employees.
Factories and farms are creaking back to life, while younger entrepreneurs try their hands at tech start-ups, participating in competitions for innovative app designs.
How the greatest tennis player of all time met an internet entrepreneur, fell in love, got pregnant, and won a grand-slam.
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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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