Recent Examples of entrepreneur from the Web
On a table is a sunshine yellow sign declaring free WiFi—the lifeblood of all entrepreneurs.
Wendell Jacob, a Davis entrepreneur, served as executive producer and bankrolled the documentary.
Chet was a successful entrepreneur and business man owning businesses at Stratford Town Fair, and B.B. Dales department store in New Britain, in the 1960's and 1970's.
Velocity Accelerator attracts technology startup companies from around the country to grow their businesses under the guidance of a managing entrepreneur-in-residence.
Celestial is a successful entrepreneur from a wealthy Southern family, Roy an ambitious executive from poor Southern stock.
It was built by the founder of the Great Northern Railway, a Canadian American entrepreneur known as the Empire Builder.
Ingvar Kamprad was a Swedish entrepreneur who became one of the world’s richest men by turning simply-designed, low-cost furniture into the global Ikea empire.
Just last week, a finalist in this year's competition Jowan Smith left her job as a Cuyahoga County caseworker to become a full-time 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
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