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jhaynam jhaynam is offline
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What is An Entrepreneur

There is a huge buzz around the word "entrepreneur" but what does it mean?

Hear from a few of them!

http://entrepreneur-stories.com/what...-entrepreneur/
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lewisbassett lewisbassett is offline
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I always feel nauseous when I read these kinds of posts.

According to Dictionary.com (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/entrepreneur) an entrepreneur is someone who manages an enterprise, with some element of risk to themselves, or who creates employment.
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Someone who can't bear to waste their talent and effort making someone else rich.
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andrewpallett's Avatar andrewpallett andrewpallett is offline
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Well I liked it, and not just because I was in it!

My favourite definition of entrepreneurialism is as follows: Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled.

But I would also agree with CDG, you don't make any money working for other people!

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A person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on financial risk to do so.
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An entrepreneur makes money through risk and initiative. An entrepreneur is an owner or manager of a business enterprise.Entrepreneur guides the firm or organization and also certifies leadership qualities by selecting managerial staff.
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An Entrepreneur is someone who does things differently then others and is not afraid to take risks..
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An Entrepreneur is someone who works 16 hour days for him/herself to avoid working 8 hours a day for someone else.
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jhaynam jhaynam is offline
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I agree 100% with ttam21. The best part about it is that at the end of the day those 16 hours will turn into a sustainable business - unlike a traditional job where at any moment your paycheck can be cut off.
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Entrepreneurship is the answer to unemployment.
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Valuable post. I learn more to read this thread.
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lordlancaster's Avatar lordlancaster lordlancaster is offline
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Are you REALLY an entrepreneur?

'Entrepreneur' is a useful term but Lord Sugar probably got it right on The Apprentice when he said this:

An entrepreneur is not what you call yourself, its what someone calls you in recognition of what youve achieved. I call Richard Branson an entrepreneur. Rupert Murdoch called me one. Anybody who stands up and says: Im an entrepreneur needs shooting. Youll drive people crazy.

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This is actually quite ironic. I wrote an article on this for my website The Teenage Millionaire.
http://theteenagemillionaire.com/wha...-entrepreneur/

The Oxford dictionary says its:

Noun a person who sets up a business or businesses.

Now, it may just be me, but I believe that the definition is a bit close minded. I believe that the French translation is more accurate;

An entrepreneur is someone who undertakes an endeavour.

Its not just business but anyone who runs any sort of operation really, its a person who makes decisions and changes in any ventures.

For example, as a website administrator, I am an entrepreneur; I make changes on everything, deciding where things go and how that will affect everything. But the man down the street selling hot dogs is also an entrepreneur; he adjusts the prices of his sausages depending on how many customers he receives, his profits and various other factors.

Its not just the people who are the owners, founders, or creators of a venture that are the entrepreneurs, it also includes all the staff that makes a change or decision in the company/business/project/anything. This includes the accounts all the way to the cleaners. They all have a say no matter how small.

So, are you an entrepreneur?

For more information Google it or visit the Wikipedia article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entrepreneurship Its a bit heavy reading but still pretty good.
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