Recent Examples of entrepreneur from the Web
Intellectual Ventures is casting a net for suitable entrepreneurs by going public with its plan and working its networks.
The committee will partner with the Innovation Deport and other groups to support budding entrepreneurs.
The second episode of Making it in America, a Florida-wide documentary series that features immigrant entrepreneurs, takes a look at how Ybor City’s immigrant roots continue to deepen.
Maloof’s regimen, relayed to me in the breakneck clip of an entrepreneur, was far more intensive.
As both a woman in Hollywood and an entrepreneur who runs her own athleisure line, Kate Hudson has seen firsthand how often women face harassment at work.
Patterson is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who made the lead seven-figure gift to build the $8 million baseball stadium, which bears his name.
Ezubo was the biggest competitor in an informal finance industry that Chinese authorities allowed to flourish with little oversight over the past decade to support entrepreneurs who cannot get loans from state banks.
But a local entrepreneur has found a different use for the 40-foot-long containers, which typically are used to haul everything from electronics to mechanical parts between countries such as China and the United States.
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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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