so·​lo·​pre·​neur ˌsō-lō-p(r)ə-ˈnər How to pronounce solopreneur (audio)
plural solopreneurs
: one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise without the help of a partner : a solo entrepreneur
One of the challenges many would-be solopreneurs overlook is cash flow. When you—the owner of a single-person business—stop working, your cash flow is often reduced to zero.Jaime Catmull
And while there are huge benefits to being a solopreneur, there are also some downsides that come with it. Especially the isolation, lack of stimulation, accountability and push for perfection.Annabel Acton

Examples of solopreneur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gain Insights On Customer Trends Companies of any size, including SMBs and solopreneurs, can use generative AI chatbots as a key way to gain insights on customer trends. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2024 In an ever-evolving digital marketing landscape rife with expensive social media ad-buys many solopreneurs, corpreneurs and small business owners have to be hyper-strategic about what to invest in. Jasmine Browley, Forbes, 24 Feb. 2024 My years as a solopreneur, or a solitary tree, grew deep roots and expertise in all areas of business. Yec, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 Kristina Martin, a marketer and educator, has already made three GPTs: one to aid K-12 educators in writing progress report comments, an assistant for grading MLA English composition papers, and a brand-building guide for solopreneurs. Bysage Lazzaro, Fortune, 14 Nov. 2023 New co-working spaces are learning from WeWork’s mistakes by offering cheaper prices, more premium or personalized experiences, and catering to specific demographics like people who have turned their side gigs into full-time solopreneur ventures with unique locations. Ray A. Smith, WSJ, 10 Nov. 2023 The company pointed to millions of solopreneurs who need help with filing and aims to lighten that load. Gene Marks, Forbes, 13 Aug. 2023 From creating rough drafts of contracts to mapping operations plans, the right AI tools can give solopreneurs instant access to resources and information without expensive training or consulting fees. Roger Patterson, Forbes, 23 Mar. 2023 So how should small business and solopreneur Davids compete with the massive Goliaths of the world as resources shrink and prices everywhere soar? Stepan Aslanyan, Forbes, 3 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1992, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of solopreneur was in 1992

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“Solopreneur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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