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 message ties neatly into Alibaba’s business plan, which hinges on making the Chinese company the go-to online marketplace for entrepreneurs.
Another food hall is coming to the Loop — and this one also promises to be a business incubator for young, female and minority entrepreneurs.
His 2014 book, Zero to One—part manifesto, part how-to manual for entrepreneurs—topped The New York Times best-seller list.
Rob Ianelli has been visiting Martha's Vineyard with his family for 25 years, so when the 29-year-old serial entrepreneur was launching a new lifestyle brand, the island was a natural fit.
The two young entrepreneurs give off a hipster-cowboy vibe, repeatedly stressing their goal of making Clande an environmentally conscious brand where a majority of the profits go back to the rural communities that produce the sotol.
No sooner had the entrepreneur sold her first packet of Nim’s Fruit Crisps, a healthy snack, than Britain voted to leave the European Union, and the pound tumbled.
In addition to the programs she’s already created, Madison would like to leverage the new center and create two new platforms — the ambition accelerator for Black women in leadership, and the blkCOLLAB, a collaborative space for Black entrepreneurs.
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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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