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The company was founded in 2011 by local entrepreneur Rony Abovitz, and in the past year moved into a former Motorola plant space in Plantation.
These centers, part of the U.S. Small Business Administration, provide advice and support to would-be entrepreneurs.
The park developed a plan to lease the properties to entrepreneurs who submitted applications.
The Essence Fund for Makers and Creators is just another way Dennis is reinvesting in Black entrepreneurs and creatives.
Ruben Vardanyan, a social entrepreneur and co-founder of the IDEA Foundation, told Smithsonian.com in a statement.
This year Indianapolis ranked 15th on business.org's list of top cities for entrepreneurs and start-ups.
Dupin, an entrepreneur and real estate investor, previously owned a popular poke business in Dubai.
The company, which has headquarters in New York and San Francisco, designs and operates offices and rents them out to entrepreneurs and large companies for a monthly fee.
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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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