American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A person who organizes, operates, and assumes the risk for a business venture.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who undertakes a large industrial enterprise; a contractor.
- n. A person who organizes and operates a business venture and assumes much of the associated risk.
- n. A person who organizes a risky activity of any kind and acts substantially in the manner of a business entrepreneur.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Polit. Econ.) One who takes the initiative to create a product or establish a business for profit; generally, whoever undertakes on his own account an enterprise in which others are employed and risks are taken.
- n. someone who organizes a business venture and assumes the risk for it
- Borrowing from French entrepreneur. (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French, from entreprendre, to undertake; see enterprise. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“From an etymological point-of-view, the word entrepreneur is based on the Sanskrit word "Antha Prerna," which in translation means "self-motivated.”
“The word entrepreneur derives from the French word that refers to the source of the event, the one who initiates.”
“My understanding is that it was he who invented the term entrepreneur and who coined the phrase in order to explain why the market economy was so successful.”
“IPO was a set of initials known to most college graduates, and the word entrepreneur hit the covers of books on the New York Times best-seller list.”
“Most commonly, the term entrepreneur applies to someone who creates value by offering a product or service, by carving out a niche in the market that may not exist currently.”
“But how does this work when the entrepreneur is almost competing with themselves now?”
“Even the word "entrepreneur" in many countries conjures up images of government hand-outs or even corruption, they add.”
“To separate wheat from chaff, it's important to recall that the term "entrepreneur" is essential; social alertness, flexibility and single-minded purpose is inherent to small enterprise, social or otherwise.”
“Being an entrepreneur is like being an artist with a canvas," he says.”
“Richard Kirshenbaum says he wants to see his industry look less like the days of the television show "Mad Men," where white men ruled the advertising world. drawn by Noli Novak Richard Kirshenbaum To that end, the advertising entrepreneur is creating a scholarship to support diversity in advertising through the Torch program, an organization that provides career training and programs in the arts and communications for underserved New York City high school students.”
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