Recent Examples of entrepreneur from the Web
For budding smell entrepreneurs, the reviews couldn’t have been encouraging.
Hollis Callaway is the entrepreneur who started Montane by bottling the water of Blue Springs which flows on family land (Callaway family land as in Callaway Gardens).
There are practical benefits for crypto-entrepreneurs, too.
Josh Linkner is a tech entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author, venture capitalist and keynote speaker.
Bloomberg is an entrepreneur and philanthropist whose charitable arm Bloomberg Philanthropies has distributed hundreds of millions of dollars, including to a group of universities that have pledged to enroll more low- and middle-income students.
The plan, for any would-be entrepreneur brave enough to try it, goes like this: Hire some very good journalists; just one or two are O.K. to start.
Having watched his mom struggle to support him and his two siblings after a divorce, Tom was determined to become an entrepreneur.
Bernie Karl is an Alaskan entrepreneur living in Fairbanks.
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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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