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So what fast-fine entrepreneurs are trying to build is a new, economically sustainable business model for high-quality food.
Four weeks later, Gaga joined the Dalai Lama and entrepreneur Philip Anschutz at the JW Marriott for a panel discussion as part of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ annual meeting.
Ivanka Trump touts herself as an all-American female entrepreneur...while wearing clothes made in China by workers paid just 62 dollars a week.
Paul Martino, general partner at bullpen capital, started as an entrepreneur at age 14 in Lansdowne.
Her goal is to get girls to engage with the world around them—as inventors, creators, designers and entrepreneurs, whether in their communities or in the cosmos.
The group, led by entrepreneur Chris Hansen, wrote on its Sonics Arena website that the plan would split KeyArena in half by creating a 6,200-seat indoor concert venue on one side and a 3,000-seat outdoor covered amphitheater.
The Pump Room was given a modern look by entrepreneur Ian Schrager, who bought the faded Ambassador East Hotel in 2010 and reopened it as The Public in 2011.
An organization founded by wealthy Virginia donors and bankrolled by a Silicon Valley entrepreneur is beta-testing technology to help low-budget campaigns run more efficiently.
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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
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