Recent Examples of entrepreneur from the Web
America’s great entrepreneurs have a tradition of hiring strong operating executives to help realize their vision.
Mark Cerny is now the lead PlayStation architect and Andy Gavin is a novelist and entrepreneur.
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk began construction of a custom kid-sized minisub.
That elevator turns into a rabbit hole all the way into the corrupt heart of the corporate stranglehold, embodied by pepped-up billionaire entrepreneur Steve Lift (Armie Hammer).
Jay Gonzalez, a onetime state budget chief, received $290,363, while environmentalist and entrepreneur Bob Massie got $137,270, according to the state’s Office of Campaign and Political Finance.
The loans are marketed by Northgate but actually made by Insikt, a San Francisco firm that argues the change would help working families and small-time entrepreneurs while disrupting California’s increasingly expensive market for personal loans.
The event is geared toward entrepreneurs and experienced small business owners hoping to learn more about assistance and loans available to help start or grow small businesses or farms.
Among Devumi’s customers: Louise Linton, wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin; Randy Bryce, Democratic candidate for Congress in Wisconsin; and Kathy Ireland, former model and licensing entrepreneur.
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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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