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The controversial entrepreneur is considering buying the 26,000-square-foot mansion built by the late Del Smith, founder of the Evergreen International aviation empire that brought the Spruce Goose to Oregon.
The six-foot-two South African entrepreneur hopes that 5,000 units of Tesla Inc.'s new lower-cost Model 3 electric car will roll off the assembly line every week by April.
Eventually, the entrepreneur made Bloom his assistant, as well.
The determined entrepreneur forged on and launched Alibaba from the living room of his home in Hangzhou, China.
But the entrepreneur behind the television network OWN will be the first black woman to ever receive the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2018 Golden Globes.
There's a big demand for goalies throughout Canada and Gravel is one of the many part-time entrepreneurs taking advantage of the trend.
Likely the youngest entrepreneurs will be at the booth for Black Bee Honey, a venture created by students in the Parramore Kidz Zone mentorship program.
Bill Gates and Richard Branson are among the wealthy entrepreneurs who are funding research into negative emissions technologies, known as NETs.
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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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