entrepreneur

a person who organises and manages a business, but usually only applied to people who have shown exceptional ability and imagination in launching and succeeding with new business ventures. Glossary of Business Terms
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A person starting a new company who takes on the risks associated with starting the enterprise, which may require venture capital to cover start-up costs. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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entrepreneur en‧tre‧pre‧neur [ˌɒntrəprəˈnɜː ǁ ˌɑːntrəprəˈnɜːr] noun [countable] JOBS COMMERCE
someone who starts a company, arranges business deals, and takes risks in order to make a profit:

• State governments had sought to promote economic development through close links with local entrepreneurs.

— compare intrapreneur
— entrepreneurial adjective :

• art and design graduates with an entrepreneurial approach to the subject

— entrepreneurship noun [uncountable] :

• Once again private entrepreneurship has not waited for government to take the initiative.

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entrepreneur UK US /ˌɒntrəprəˈnɜːr/ noun [C]
someone who makes money by starting their own business, especially when this involves seeing a new opportunity and taking risks: »

an internet/e-commerce/dotcom entrepreneur

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a property/retail/technology entrepreneur

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a wealthy/successful/talented entrepreneur


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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