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Characteristics of an Ideal Entrepreneur - What an Entrepreneur Is An entrepreneur is a person who finds it worth risking, especially in term of his or her finances, in a particular project with a hope of introducing new related ventures that will culminate into visible success financially (Foley, 2006). Sometimes, an entrepreneur can also be taken to mean a person who is in the verge of organizing a virtually new project and targeting to use previously unused channels after discovering a hidden opportunity in the eyes of others. Evidently, in both cases, there is a risk factor and therefore maximum care and guided moves are things to take care of first....   [tags: Entrepreneur ]
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Entrepreneur - The analytical framework above reveals the personality attributes that make an individual become an entrepreneur and the attributes are illustrated from conception to the end process. It is made up of a combination of entrepreneurial theories that allude to the psychological traits of an individual. A variety of entrepreneurial theories will be used to explain the framework. Conception of the personality attribute of an entrepreneur is the will to establish a kingdom, followed by the need for achievement, then internal locus of control closely followed by non-conformist and finally the culmination of all the personality attributes lead to an entrepreneur....   [tags: Entrepreneurial Theories] 1401 words
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What Are The Functions Of The Entrepreneur? - From an economists point of view entrepreneurship is best considered as a function. The entrepreneur is what the entrepreneur does. Entrepreneurship was first described in economic terms by Cantillon (1755) who defined the components of trade but the term was accorded prominence by Say (1803). The modern theory of the entrepreneur is primarily concerned with the primary characteristic of the search for or the discovery of knowledge. The entrepreneur uses this knowledge in reallocating resources, where it is argued that the qualities of shrewdness and deviousness enter, to his own advantaged....   [tags: Economic Market Analysis Entrepreneur] 1945 words
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The Entrepreneur - Missing Works Cited The Entrepreneur In the United States, approximately one in eight adults are self-employed. In their minds exists a one common dream. This is the entrepreneurial dream of self-employment. It is the freedom to start, grow, and cash in a new business. Most of the extravagant millionaires of today build up their wealth in this way. An entrepreneur is someone who has the ability to build and develop his own business. In today's fast paced world of business, many people chose to work for themselves....   [tags: small business self employed] 3031 words
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Bill Gates: A Visionary Entrepreneur - ... This was a key aspect in one of the turning point in Gates’ career, when at 25 he convinced IBM to let him hold the rights to the DOS operating system he had developed for them. Rather than purchase it outright, IBM made the conclusion to license DOS from Gates believing the software would soon be substituted. Gates and Allen were the first to comprehend the prospective of their DOS program, and knew that it would grow to be more valuable than IBM had ever measured. Entrepreneurs often have a characteristic attribute of conflicting from what is considered ordinary, and Gates having only finished 1 year of his university education dropped out to focus on the construction of his new business endeavor, while his friends proceeded with their education....   [tags: Biography, Entrepeneur, Windows] 1291 words
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Call of the Entrepreneur - ... Morgan experimented with his compost until he reached the right consistency for maximum profitability. With the same persistence as the Wright brothers getting the first plane into flight, Morgan’s innovation has proven successful through his unique leadership quality of being persistent in the market place and not taking “No” for an answer. Frank Hanna serves as a reminder that America’s current infrastructure would not be what it is today without capitalism and risk management. As Hanna explains, he spent his weekends working with his father and learning all he could about the world of business (Sirico, 2007)....   [tags: Documentary Analysis]
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The Accidental Entrepreneur - What happens when your paychecks stop. I am no longer employed. Perhaps this is the time for me to pursue self-employment. Starting a small business in this tough economy won’t be easy. But after experiencing workplace bullying, the most devastating experience any employee can be subjected to, I am willing to consider the risks. Bhide (1999) found in his research “most startups derive from individuals seeking self-employment rather than the conduct of an entrepreneurial effort to develop new products, markets, technologies, and so on” (p....   [tags: Business Administration]
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Profiling an Entrepreneur - Profiling an Entrepreneur Psychological profiling has become a science within law enforcement. The behavioral patterns of individuals have been categorized by age, sex, race, national origin and birth order just to name a few. Some people are great leaders, organizers, workers, and followers, but the entrepreneur remains as one of the most elusive psychological profiles in the world. Everyone can point to an entrepreneur, but psychologists have had trouble profiling an entrepreneur.      As referenced in the Journal of Managerial Psychology 5.2 in a research article written by Chad Perry entitled After Further Sightings of the Heffalump, the entrepreneur is compared to the Heffalump, a mythical creature, that as “He has not yet been caught and, indeed, we may still lack a reliable description of what he looks like,” he avoids description by those who are not entrepreneurs....   [tags: Business Management]
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The Nature and Role of the Entrepreneur - 1. Both Knight and Schumpeter laid great stress on the importance of the entrepreneur. What similarities and differences, if any, do you find in these authors’ conception of the nature and role of the entrepreneur. To Schumpeter, the main function of an entrepreneur is an innovator who induces forward shifts in the market through the improvements which he introduces. Schumpeter classifies innovation under five different types, namely: (1) the creation of a new good or an improvement in the quality of an existing good; (2) the creation of a new method of production; (3) the opening of a new market; (4) the capture of a new source of supply; or (5) the creation of a new organization or industry....   [tags: Economics ]
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Characteristics of a Successful Entrepreneur - Characteristics of a Successful Entrepreneur ABSTRACT First, there was an interview with a successful entrepreneur. Second, there was a talk on entrepreneurship by a guest speaker, Mr. Azmi Ahmad (the CEO of Skali.com) and later, an "elevator speech" by fellow students on various issues related to entrepreneurship. This collective information and some reading on entrepreneurship journals, books and articles have brought to the idea on writing this paper, towards certain perspective, on successful entrepreneurial characteristics....   [tags: Entrepreneurship Management Leadership Business] 1586 words
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The Missing Entrepreneur in Economics - "You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life." -- Steve Jobs Current economic research denies the innate characteristics of the entrepreneur. Rather than attributing economic growth and innovation to personality traits, economists would rather advocate a form of economic determinism: if an aggressive personality dominated an industry, economists try to explain the characteristics of the industry that made aggression a successful strategy....   [tags: Flaws in Economic Theories]
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Key Entrepreneur Qualities - Identify potential evidence of key personal qualities desirable in an entrepreneur What kind of person is willing to take the risk of starting a business. What are the qualities needed for success. It is difficult to generalise, as each case must be viewed on its own merits. Hard working Successful entrepreneur must demonstrate high level of energy. Most of successful entrepreneurs don’t know how to stop working they always seems restless, work 14-16 hours a days, take few holidays. Strong motivation to succeed Entrepreneurs tend to demonstrate a driving ambition to succeed....   [tags: Business and Management Studies:] 416 words
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Bill Gates the Entrepreneur - "Bill Gates is a modern business phenomenon: the greatest of the cyber-tycoons. His is not simply a story of technical brilliance and enormous wealth; it is one of remarkable business vision and an obsessive desire to win. It is also about a leadership style that is radically different to anything the business world has seen before." Dearlove, D. (1998) William Gates III was born in Seattle, Washington, US, on October 28, 1955. His father, William Henry Gates (II) Jr., was a lawyer while his mother, Mary Gates, was a school teacher....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio] 1505 words
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Common Traits of Entrepreneurs - In the past few years, there has a lot of attention paid to the concept of entrepreneurship; however, many still struggle to find the exact meaning of what an entrepreneur is and how he is different from other regular business-owners. This query has gotten people to come up with different definitions and studies in the search of a final answer and, even though there is still a debate for a complete designation accepted by all, now there are certain traits that are recognized by everyone as basics for being an entrepreneur....   [tags: Entrepreneurs, business,] 608 words
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A Biography on Entrepreneur Donald Trump - I would like to begin with a quote from an incredible American Entrepreneur, Donald Trump, which goes "My policy is to learn from the past, focus on the present, and dream about the future." A strong quote that helped him from a downfall that almost nobody thought he would bounce back from. In 1990, he underwent a debt so large from the range of 975 million to almost two billion dollars where he almost went bankrupt. He had to hand over a lot of holdings to the creditor bank but by the end of 1990s, he bounced back....   [tags: Biography] 684 words
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Sunil Bharti Mittal - Entrepreneur Profile - BACKGROUND: Family support: Sunil Bharti Mittal, born October 23, 1957 is an Indian businessman. He is the chairman and managing director of the Bharti group. The $4.5 billion turnover company runs India's largest GSM-based mobile phone service. Sunil's father, Sat Paul Mittal, an MP, was always in public life. It was Sunil who started in business (making cycle parts in Ludhiana, India) in 1976 at the age of 18 with borrowed capital of Rs 20,000.The son of a politician, Sunil Mittal is a Punjabi....   [tags: Business Entrepreneurship] 1565 words
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Interview Of An Entreprenuer - Interview of an Entreprenuer I interviewed Hassan, co-owner of Road Star Motor Sports, because his business is extremely innovative and growth-oriented. The purpose of this interview was to learn the following: § how to identify a business opportunity § how to successfully launch a business § how to deal with perceived risks prior to start-up § how to solve problems encountered during start-up and over the lifetime of a venture BACKGROUND I was introduced to Hassan through a mutual acquaintance that knows I am truly fascinated by the ability to customize vehicles, but more specifically, expensive luxury vehicles....   [tags: Interview, entrepreneur] 1271 words
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Starting a Business - ... Through the feasibility study, one should be able to gather more in-depth information, such as, the various possible scenarios, the pros and cons, the strengths and weaknesses, and the expenses involved. This step is extremely important, especially because starting a business can be a very stressful and lonely endeavor. Not to mention, conducting the proper research can help save time and money, and assist with the final decision of whether or not to proceed with the business venture. (Rivera, 2010) After conducting a feasibility study, entrepreneurs who decided to proceed with the business venture, must development a well prepare business plan....   [tags: Entrepreneur, management, ]
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Successful Entrepreneurs: Jermaine Landon Events - Located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Jermaine Landon Events (JLE) is an innovative event planning business with a focus on gay and lesbian events in the triangle area. JLE is best known for hosting Stir every Sunday night at the East End Oyster & Martini Bar on Franklin Street. Stir is a high-energy dance party that attracts patrons from all over the triangle. Founded by Jermaine Landon himself in 2006, Mr. Landon shows us that with a little hard work, dedication and networking skills, a successful business can be created using nothing more than a few social media services found on the World Wide Web....   [tags: Business Entrepreneur Essays]
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My Career Goals: Work in the Legal Field and Become an Entrepreneur - The definition of career is, progress or general course of action of a person through life, as in some profession or undertaking. In my; life-long goals, I plan to become a thoroughly educated defense lawyer, and I aspire to become an entrepreneur. But before I can do any of these things, I plan to go to a prestigious college, to attain all my degrees. When I become a lawyer in my future, I plan to be the best, because I strive to be a role model to many young people around the world, a leader, and a great success....   [tags: college, law, jobs] 476 words
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A Case Analysis on An Entrepreneur’s Global Strategy - A Case Analysis on An Entrepreneur’s Global Strategy Introduction Li Ka-Shing is the Chairman of Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL) and Cheung Kong Holdings in Hong Kong. He was able to put up different business in electricity, telecommunications, real estate, retail, shipping and the Internet through sheer hard work, intuition and an eye for innovation. He is not only known for his success in business but also as a philanthropist. Li has donated to several charitable and educational institutions and has also put up his own foundation to help the needy....   [tags: Business Strategy Management Analysis] 1319 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Summer Camp Entrepreneur - Summer Camp Entrepreneur The first wedding that I planned was in no way a traditional wedding. Ten eager little girls decorated the printed invitations with sequins, buttons, and markers. The same energetic hands prepared the wedding feast, consisting of bagged lunches, blintz soufflé, and of course a layer cake. On the big day I looked around with excitement. Again, I noticed something odd about this wedding. All the participants and guests appeared about four feet high. The "groom" had long hair pinned up with brown lines on her face (was that supposed to be a beard?) The wedding location, a back yard with a swing set and a wading pool, seemed far from romantic....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 898 words
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Business Fundamentals and Strategies - ... So many different factors affect the overall profitability of an organization. Paying attention to the details and finding ways to increase profitability makes the overall organization stronger and contributes to a positive cash flow. All boiled down, increasing profitability may be “as simple as getting more leads, converting more leads into customers, increasing the number of times those customers buy from you, or increasing the average price point of your sales” (Sugars, 2010). However, customers and sales is not the only place an entrepreneur need look to increase profit margins....   [tags: Entrepreneur, Venture, Growth]
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Problems Facing Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses - Abstract Small businesses face economic uncertainty, overwhelming legislative regulations, and employee retention problems. Small Business represents more than 99 % of all employers and employs more than one half of the private sector. It also generates one half of the United States private G.D.P. ( PR Newswire, Oct 29, 2014 pNA). In light of the significance of small business to the economy, it should be a grave concern when a third of small business owners rate the overall health of the United States economy as their biggest worry, rating higher than terrorism, the war on Iraq or healthcare costs....   [tags: Small Firms, Entrepreneur] 1887 words
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Francis Bacon - ... • Idols of Theater, which arise from academic philosophy itself, produces an inclination to build and defend elaborate systems of thought that are founded on little evidence from ordinary experience” (Kemerling). He suggests that one should not fall prey to the world’s distractions that frequently thwart us from comprehending natural phenomena accurately. Basically, Bacon’s philosophies shift towards more empirical perspectives. “Educational practice was revolutionized by the recovery of ancient documents, the rejection of institutional authority and renewed emphasis on individual freedom” (Kemerling) as it became the Renaissance thought during Bacon’s time....   [tags: Biography, Politician, Entrepreneur]
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Interview With An Entrepreneur - Although entrepreneurial success is occasionally a result of luck, most would agree that it is achieved through a combination of sound business sense, planning, and spirit. An excellent example of the seamless execution of these elements of entrepreneurial success is PMA member Maia Haag of I See Me. in Wayzata, Minnesota. Here are some highlights of my recent interview with her. Q: My Very Own Name is certainly an innovative book. What was your inspiration. A: I was looking for a product with which to start my own business....   [tags: Business Entrepreneurship] 1665 words
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Heurich Mansion - Christian Heurich, the owner of the Heurich mansion was born in 1842 in the small village of Hainia, Germany. He was always very proud of his humble origins, especially that he was born in the remains of a castle that once housed the Henneberg dynasty. Christian Heurich’s journey to become the ultimate American success story led him to the nation’s capital to build the Heurich Mansion or as it is known locally, the Brewmaster’s castle. The National Register of Historic Places recognizes the Heurich House as one of D.C.’s most unique landmarks....   [tags: Entrepreneur ]
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The Great American Inventor - In 1868 Edison, an independent inventor flourished with an acquiring reputation as a top inventor. In Newark, by creating and improving stock tickers, he managed and prepared a manufacturing shop. His profession comprised upon improving the achievement of the quadruplex telegraph, which sent two messages simultaneously in each direction on one wire. Here, he met Alexander Graham Bell and his associate Benjamin Franklin Bredding. Bredding was much more advanced in the techniques of telegraphy and electricity out of both Edison and Bell.Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio, to Samuel Ogden Edison, Jr....   [tags: Entrepreneur ] 1307 words
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Entrepreneurship - According to Henry, Hill & Leitch (2003) the word entrepreneur was derived from the French word ‘entreprendre’ which means to undertake, and the first person who introduced and used the word of entrepreneur was Richard Cantillon (1680-1734), an Irish economist. Cantillon defined entrepreneur as a person with the foresight and confidence to work in conditions when costs may be known, but rewards are uncertain (Bridge, O’Neill & Cromie 1998). Therefore, it can be concluded that entrepreneurship demands foresight and willingness to assume risk (Landstrom 1997, cited in Corbetta, Huse & Rovasi 2004)....   [tags: Business Entrepreneur Entrepreneurship Essays] 1726 words
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Social Entrepeneur: Isabelle Duston - ... Isabelle Duston believes it is crucial to preserve and promote the diversity of language and culture. She wishes to create cultural sustainability, keep cultures alive, and allow children to stay connected with their heritage, through mobile technology. From the early stages of development of the iLearn4free project, its founder realized the need to discuss her ideas with experts and reflect on their feedback to enhance the venture. She also started gathering a diverse team of talented individuals that shared the organization’s values and goals and that could build on their unique backgrounds to create an appealing product throughout cultures....   [tags: Education Innovation]
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Entrepreneur Observation Report - This report outlines a very small business of my brother’s. It describes his business, target market, financial plans, and marketing plans. I have tried to keep a neutral opinion about his opinions as much as possible. I have tried to keep my inputs and thoughts in the conclusion only. The whole idea of my brother, insert name here, owning a business started in early March of 1998 when one of the neighbors jokingly suggested he should raise chickens and sell them to people. A few days later he realized it could be easily done, and with a profit....   [tags: essays research papers] 1671 words
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The Good and the Bad of Being an Entrepreneur - Nothing is business stays the same, some days are good, some days are bad, and some unexpectedly profitable. The good days are all about challenge, your own time, the opportunity to create an ideal work environment, making your work fit your life, and no boss. The challenge could be anything from working with your client to being interviewed about your business for an article in the local newspaper. There's always something new and challenging. Talking about your own time, lets say you have a doctors appointment, and you're running a little late, its okey because you have the most understanding boss in the world - YOU....   [tags: Self-Employed] 803 words
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Internet Entrepreneurs - 1 INTRODUCTION A search of Google for “Internet entrepreneur” will retrieve more than 9 million links to blogs, portals and websites about Internet entrepreneurs. The success of several prominent entrepreneurs such as Larry Page, Sergey Brin, David Filo, Jerry Yang and Jeff Bezos has become the inspiration to others to become Internet entrepreneurs, but not all would become successful in the long term. Apart from the pioneers, there are, however, others – such as Dany Levy, David Liu, Reed Hastings, and Alex Algard – who are also successful and have survived in the long term....   [tags: Business Management] 1794 words
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Business Entrepreneurs - The entrepreneur is the pioneer, the managers the applier of existing best practices. The entrepreneur engages in strategic activity, the managers need to focus on tactical or operational activity. The entrepreneur formulates a strategy, the manager implements that strategy. Business success will depend on the continuing renewal and application of the entrepreneurial spirits. Business success depends on the application and an efficient management team. The attrition rate of any new business is extremely high....   [tags: Business Development] 890 words
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Top Earners in The World Are Entrepreneurs - ... When it comes to their attention to opportunities, memory, efficient production, and understanding business helps them be successful. Entrepreneurs with previous experiences learn from their mistakes in order to apply better reasoning to new ventures, help them solve problems, make better decisions, and according to Baron & Shane (2008) “Entrepreneurs with greater experience and expertise show greater effectiveness at identifying opportunities than those with less experience and knowledge” (p....   [tags: startup, private business, billionaire, success]
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No Definitive Profile of Successful Entrepreneurs - There has been a large amount of attention paid to the subject of entrepreneurship in the last few years; mainly because most people have chosen to go from working for somebody else, to be their own bosses and work for their dreams. Nevertheless, many still wonder what is entrepreneurship and what is that sets entrepreneurs apart from other regular business owners. At first, it seems both concepts do not differ much from each other since they both start up and run businesses and assume risks to pursue opportunities; however, there are certain traits that difference them....   [tags: Entrepreneurship, business, ] 642 words
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Women Entrepreneurs in the U.S. - ... In addition to co-investing, angels rely on their social capital for general guidance and deal flow (Sohl & Hill, 2007). Women angels miss out on opportunities and deal flow to a substantial degree due to their lack of presence within social networks (Sohl & Hill, 2007). The majority of businesses that angels invest in are brought to their attention from members of their network. In fact, a strong recommendation, and social legitimacy, may in fact be valued over the actual technical product of a company (Brush, Carter, Greene, Hart, & Gatewood, 2002)....   [tags: Gender and Small Business]
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The Advantages of Web-Based Businesses for Entrepreneurs - Starting and maintaining a successful business is the dream of all entrepreneurs. Today’s advancements in technology have created new opportunities for business owners to get closer to this dream. The Web has been the most effective tool in creating new opportunities for business owners. An entrepreneur should be more successful by starting, marketing, and operating a Web-based business. The first reason an entrepreneur should be more successful starting a Web-based business is because it’s simple and inexpensive to set up....   [tags: internet, business, marketing]
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Starting A Business - Starting a Clothing Line Business Apparel manufacturing is one of the most in-demand businesses today. Find out how to start and run a clothing business. The First Step Apparel manufacturing remains one of the most in-demand businesses today. According to the American Apparel and Footwear Association (http://www.americanapparel.org), apparel sales for 2000 reached $315 billion, representing a 90% growth from its 1990 levels. Starting a clothing business is just like any other business: you need to have the resources to jumpstart your vision, skills and know-how in managing the business, and marketing savvy to promote the business....   [tags: Business Entrepreneur] 1290 words
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Starting Your Own California Vineyard - Sitting in class, gazing at images of scenic vineyards from around the world, I yearn to be there. They all seem as tranquil as they are appealing to the eye. Yet driven by these peaceful plots is a thriving industry. The wine industry is amidst a golden age as production and quality are reaching new highs in places all over the world. So can I be a part of this golden age. Can a small investment of just a few acres become profitable and provide high quality wine grapes. The following is an attempt to further explore my dream of owning a vineyard by determining basic processes and costs necessary to run a successful vineyard....   [tags: Business Entrepreneur] 1902 words
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How Entrepreneurs Differ from Other Business Owners - There has been a large amount of attention paid to the subject of entrepreneurship in the last few years; mainly because most people have chosen to go from working for somebody else to be their own bosses and work for their dreams. Yet, many still wonder what is entrepreneurship and what is that sets entrepreneurs apart from other regular business owners. Free-lance writer and expert in economic issues Jeanne Holden suggest: “There is no one definitive profile of an entrepreneur. Successful entrepreneurs come in various ages, income levels, gender, and race....   [tags: business] 537 words
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Entrepreneurs - Paper #2: Entrepreneurs INTRODUCTION In this paper, I am going to talk about the contest of business and some of its greatest entrepreneurs. The three entrepreneurs that I have researched are Bill Gates, Master P, and Ben & Jerry. I will be looking at their backgrounds, financial assets, beginnings, and contributions. DISCUSSION Bill Gates Background Born on October 28, 1955, Gates and his two sisters grew up in Seattle. Their father, William H. Gates, is a Seattle attorney....   [tags: essays research papers] 865 words
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Starting a Small Business - Starting a small business is often one of the hardest things a person can do. Some people start a business out of pure fascination, or even as a hobby. Whether starting a business for personal reasons or simply the grandeur to make loads of money, everybody needs to have a plan. Starting a small business is no easy task and can take days if not months to prepare. The most important aspect to have is the tempura and heart to start a small business, as without passion, no business can succeed. One has to be his or her own boss, make dream, reality and be willing to market and sell a product....   [tags: Business, entrepreneur, informative]
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SWAT Analysis of Amazon's Original Business Plan - ... While the previous threats are to be expected when starting almost any business, one of the biggest threats that Bezos faced stemmed from his unique proposal to investors. Bezos was asking a lot from his investors, telling them to hang on for the long-term investment. He was promising them that they would not see profits anytime soon, and he had no way of being certain that investors would buy into his build bigger and be patient mentality. In the first two months of business, Amazon sold to all 50 states and over 45 countries....   [tags: business model, entrepreneur]
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How Entrepreneurs Identify New Business Opportunities - ... This is called the availability heuristics. (Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice).Because of availability heuristics, I give greater credibility to certain information and misjudge the possibility of something similar to happen in the future. Moreover, availability heuristics led me to many problems. It leads me to believe that certain events are much more likely to happen or typical than they really are. I tend to pursue supportive evidence when receiving new data instead of disconfirming evidence which contributes to my overconfidence and availability heuristic....   [tags: entreprenurial opportunities]
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Entrepreneurial Revolution - Kuratko and Hodgetts (2001) mentioned that “we are having entrepreneurial revolution in this twenty first century”. This is the period where entrepreneurs will grow like mushroom after the raining season. On the other hand in Malaysia, according to department of statistic (2009) the number of people who become entrepreneurs have shown a reducing trend since 1982 to 2008 where it had gone down to 20.9% from 25.1%. This shows that many people prefer to work with private sector or government rather than becoming entrepreneurs....   [tags: Business, Entrepreneurs] 777 words
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Women Entrepreneurs: Choosing between Business and Family - Introduction When addressing topics related to female entrepreneurship, a global issue that has aroused the interest of researchers and scholars emerges: the growing incursion of women in the workplace, which on the one hand has reduced their private, family and domestic time, and has transformed it into public and productive time, and on the other has meant that women are forced to construct other identities, to identify with other roles. Specifically in the case of women entrepreneurs, there are dilemmas and conflicts in reconciling the different roles they must assume as moms, wives, homemakers and managers....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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British Entrepreneurs and the decline of the British economy - British Entrepreneurs and the decline of the British economy Was the British entrepreneur the most important single reason for the relative decline of the British economy in the late nineteenth century. Despite a continued growth of production and wealth in absolute terms, the economy of "the first industrial nation" began to decelerate after 1870, in comparison with that of her closest competitors. This so called "decline" was caused by a number of factors not merely one as the question suggests, indeed Supple` s foreword (1) asks, "Are we to be concerned with the rate of growth of total income or of manufacturing output....   [tags: European Europe History] 3597 words
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A Passion for Art and Coffee - Jazz music and aromas of vanilla and espresso bean pervade the air half a block before I reach the entrance of the shop. Creamy white trim outlines large, glass window panes beyond which one can glimpse into the interior of the Midnight Rooster. Framed photographs, some color depictions African tribal members and others in black and white of derelict shacks and barns, adorn the gently-hued walls. Overstuffed armchairs and a black leather couch encompass a coffee table laden with New Yorker magazines and a chess board....   [tags: small business, entrepreneur] 1578 words
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A Humean Theory of Distributive Justice - A Humean Theory of Distributive Justice This paper suggests a strategy for constructing a contemporary Humean theory of distributive justice which would serve to ground what I call an entrepreneurial welfare state. It is argued that blending David Hume's insights about the origins and purposes of justice with Ronald Dworkin's insurance-based reasoning supporting his equality of resources model of distributive justice will yield a state which, as a matter of justice, encourages its members to engage in entrepreneurial activities and which protects them from the worst extremes of market economies....   [tags: Hume Dworkin Entrepreneur Papers] 3972 words
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Exploring Career Options - It is best that every college student take the time to consider what career field to enter once finished with their education. Selecting what career path to pursue depends largely on the life experiences of the individual making the decision, and as to what their talents are best suited. I recently took the time to start examining my future career options as well as begin looking at my life experiences and interests to help guide my career decisions. We can all find the career that we will be happy with if we allow ourselves to give the decision the time and effort that it deserves....   [tags: Career Research, Entrepreneurs ] 1940 words
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Business Relationships - ... A feedback page on the company website, social media and online or written surveys all offer an avenue for customers to use to make complaints, suggestions or positive comments. Having a plan in place to make the most out of the method of choice helps to ensure the organization is building its customer relationships. This is the behavior customers expect from an organization looking to sustain long-term growth. Vendor Relationships Relationships with vendors are no different from customer relationships in the fact that they also require nurturing and effort to remain beneficial to both parties....   [tags: customer, growth, entrpreneur, vendor, competition]
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Characteristics of Entrepreneurial Venture - Schumpeter (1934) (cited in James et al. 1984) proposes five stages of behaviour, which are the characteristics of entrepreneurial venture: introduction of new goods, introduction of new method of production, opening of new markets, opening of new sources of supply, and industrial reorganisation. Fraser Doherty a young entrepreneur made his dreams come true when he set his own business of ‘Super Jam’ when he was 14 years old, using his Grand’s secret jam recipes. His goal was to make it healthier and better in taste than any other regular jams....   [tags: Entrepreneurs, Competitors, SWOT] 1486 words
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William Penn - ... Penn briefly considered a medical occupation, but, after taking many classes, found that he had no skill in the sciences. As time went on, Dean Owen was fired for having a free-thinking viewpoint. Penn and other open-minded students gathered at the dean’s house to discuss various topics, leading Penn to form many solid opinions about the world around him. The students were soon punished for being seen around Owen, but Penn and several others stayed by his side, earning a reprimand and a fine from the university....   [tags: English Entrepeneur, Biography]
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Mayor Adrian Fenty - ... However, an endorsement by Bloomberg did little to quite the complaints “that he favors wealthier, predominantly white neighborhoods at the expense of majority-black communities” (Stewart 2010). This perception plagued his first term and became an albatross around his neck in his reelection. Moreover, Fenty’s lose to Grey despite his huge cash advantage shows how much he angered and lost the support of the black community. Not to mention the irritation he caused by not taking any “special pains to appoint blacks to key posts -- hiring white police and fire chiefs and a Korean American schools chancellor” (DeBonis 2010)....   [tags: Political Entrepeneur, Black Elite Displacement]
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Entrepreneurs Can Rebuild America - ... Many reports reveal that startups have scaled to become big companies in their own right, and have proven to be some of America’s greatest employers. An increase in the number of employees at Google (+0.15%), Apple (+0.35%), Facebook (3.58%), HP, and other companies supports this finding (Lynch, Alec). Out with the old tradition of go to school, make good grades, go to college and find a great job – which we all know that those “great” jobs don’t exist anymore like they used to do (Pofeldt, Elaine)....   [tags: Small Business]
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Chinese Entrepreneurs in Singapore: Paths to Success - Chinese Entrepreneurs in Singapore: Paths to Success Due to the economic hardships and threat of Japanese invasion in China in the first half of the 20th century, many men left their homeland in search of success and opportunities abroad. One of the places that many of them migrated to was Singapore. This new and foreign place was fraught with obstacles; however, some of these Chinese men eventually achieved great success. The success of these Chinese entrepreneurs in Singapore was not only due to their personal determination, but it was also contingent upon their social ties, and the economic and political conditions....   [tags: Business and Management Studies]
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Success Of An Entreprenuer - 1. Introduction Electronic commerce (e-commerce) is the process of buying and selling goods and services electronically with computerised business transactions using the Internet, networks, and other digital technologies. It also encompasses activities supporting those market transactions, such as advertising, marketing, customer support, delivery, and payment (Laudon, et al, 2000). In the past few years, the explosion of e-commerce has had a profound impact on business worldwide. The Internet marketer has a global reach because it eliminates obstacles created by geography, time zones, and location (Quelch, et al., 1996)....   [tags: Entrepreneurship Business e-commerce] 1626 words
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Creating and Managing a New Venture - ... These businesses are usually SMEs (small/medium enterprises). There are two ways in which small businesses can be defined. “Quantitve Definitions (based on headcount, turnover and balance sheet value) and Non quantitive definitions, known as the Bolton Report (1971). This report proposed that a small firm has three essential characteristics: A small firm is managed by its owners in a personal way, It has a relatively small share of the market in economic terms and it is independent in the sense that is does not form part of a larger enterprise and its ownership is free from outside control in its principle decisions” Stokes & Wilson (6th Edition, pg....   [tags: Discussion, Critical Analysis]
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Entrepreneurship and Success - I believe that being Entrepreneur is an American dream; who would not want to choose their own hours and have a successful business that they could leave behind as a legacy. I also believe that they are very few people that have the skills and qualities to be successful at achieving entrepreneurship; this is partly due to many Entrepreneurs lacking the skills to build around their vision. I thinks that’s why some people believe that entrepreneurs are born and not made, for it is indicated in our assigned reading Entrepreneurship 8th Edition, that the working definition of acquiring and maintain Entrepreneurship is described as ““Entrepreneurship being in the process of creating something new with value by devoting the necessary time and effort; assuming the accompanying financial, psychic, and social risks and un- certainties; and receiving the resulting rewards of monetary and personal satisfaction.” (Hirsch Robert D., 2009)....   [tags: Entrepreneurship]
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Self-Employment - Self-Employment Today large companies are downsizing and reengineering with much more frequency, and it would appear that the trend has become one of people starting their own business. An interesting statistic stated that in the United States a new small business is started every 11 seconds; (of course many do fail, but they are started all the same). (Sullivan) We must also keep in mind that starting a business and being self-employed are not always one in the same-as this paper will examine in more detail....   [tags: Jobs Businesses Papers]
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Who You Know is as Important as What You Know When Starting a New Business - Starting a new business is a daunting task for any new entrepreneur. The challenges and trials that will be faced by any aspiring entrepreneur are vast and they range from the predicted to the unpredicted. No matter how tough a challenge can be, it can be faced with the right tools. Who you know and what you know are vital pre-requisites to have for any prospective business person. Who you know is defined in context as your network of connections. The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (1995) defines network as a close group of people or companies....   [tags: Business Management ]
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The Myth of The Robber Barons by Burton W. Folsom - The Myth of The Robber Barons by Burton W. Folsom "The Myth of The Robber Barons" by Burton W. Folsom, JR. tells a unique story about entrepreneurs in early America. The book portrays big businessmen as being behind America's greatness. Folsom explains that there are two kinds to entrepreneurs, market entrepreneurs and political entrepreneurs. He also states "no entrepreneur fits perfectly into one category or the other, but most fall generally into one category"(1). According to Folsom, political entrepreneurs fit the classic robber barons mold (1)....   [tags: Papers] 527 words
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The Impact of Entrepreneurial Characteristics on SME Performance - The Impact of Entrepreneurial Characteristics on SME Performance The Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) plays a very important role in the success & development of any economy. According to the SME policy 2007, “SME sector is the backbone of Pakistan’s Economy”. Globally, this sector is the major growing force behind the fastest growing economy of China, in term of contribution to the national GDP, scale of assets, diversification of products and the creation of employment. Similarly, the role of SME is well acknowledged in the other countries such as Japan, Korea, and all other industrialized economies in terms of economic development (Hand Book on Islamic SME Financing Islamic Banking Department, State Bank of Pakistan, 2009)....   [tags: Economics ]
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Entreprenuerial Leadership - Entrepreneurial Leadership Two entrepreneurial approaches I will reflect upon are profit-oriented and social-oriented entrepreneurs. I will describe these approaches through two entrepreneurs, Victor Kiam and Anita Roddick. Victor Kiam was what one would call a profit entrepreneur. This is “a person who seeks a profitable opportunity and takes the necessary risks to set up and operate a business (Boone, Kurtz, 2011, pg.182). Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop, was a social-oriented entrepreneur....   [tags: Business]
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Financing a Small Business - ... It is through the Small Business Administration (SBA), which offers an array of programs to help current and prospective small business owners (“Exploring Business”). The SBA won’t actually loan you the money, but it will increase the likelihood that you will get funding from a local bank by guaranteeing the loan. It may be difficult to get cash flow in your first few months and that could cause default on any loans. There are two types of business funding methods: debt financing and equity financing which you see on the show “Shark Tank”....   [tags: economy, entrepreneurship, risk, innovation]
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Small Business 101 - The small business marketplace is extremely dynamic and the changes are fast. Here are some encouraging facts from the US Small Business Administration on small businesses. There are about 30 million small businesses in the United States and employ just over half of the country’s private workforce. They employ a staggering 40% of high tech workers such as computer professionals, scientists and engineers. More than half of the small businesses are home-based businesses and two percent of them are franchises....   [tags: Business Management] 1481 words
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One More Accomplishment: A Masters Degree in Entrepreneurship - If I could accomplish one more thing, I would pursue my Masters Degree in Entrepreneurship, before the age of 23. There are many setbacks in college, and why most people don’t finish it, although, I will not let that get in my way; how I’m going to complete it will be difficult, and nothing is holding me back. There are many reasons why I want to get an Entrepreneurship Degree; I have been around Entrepreneur’s my whole life, and I have learned a lot from them, triumphs and mistakes. When I receive my Masters Degree there are several different things that I would have to do thereafter, for example, finding busy intersections, speaking, and getting to know important people in that area, and, of course, finding out lease information in the different chosen properties....   [tags: masters degree, education, ] 760 words
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Occupy Wall Street - The term “Moral Entrepreneur” was first coined by the author of the Outsiders Howard S. Becker. Becker categorized Moral entrepreneur into two categories: Rule Creator and Rule Enforces. Those that create rules are seen as “moral crusaders”, their main focus is persuading others to steer away from deviance and towards what they perceive as the norm. The Rule Creators are usually composed of upper class affluent individuals that are not mainly concerned with the means by which they persuade others to achieve their agenda....   [tags: Sociology ] 1332 words
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Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Developing Organizations - “Entrepreneurship is the process of creating or seizing an opportunity and pursuing it regardless of the resources currently controlled “(Bygrave 1989) The purpose of this paper is to identify the effects an intrapreneur might affect the development of an organisation and examine the affects which barriers might affect them in intrapreunship in an organisation. The areas what will be investigated and discussed will be • Corporate venturing • Intrapreneurs • Entrepreneurial management • Innovation Entrepreneurship is considered an individual or organisational level behavioural phenomenon, or a process of emergence (Gartner et al 1992)....   [tags: Entrepreneurship, Developing Organizations, busine]
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Foundations of Entrepreneurship - Foundations of Entrepreneurship An entrepreneur is an individual that takes the risk of investing his or her money into an idea, product and/or service. These individuals usually have “do or die” attitudes. The typical characteristics of an entrepreneur are viewing rules as mere guidelines, low threshold on frustration; they can be very manipulative of others. Another facet they exhibit impulsive behaviors and they are prone to take action. The primary motivation for the entrepreneur is the ability to master his/her destiny and to the have to ability to do something they really enjoy....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework] 1772 words
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Small Business Management: Childs Pay - This article was about owners of small businesses and how they compensate their children who are also involved in the family business. This article contained significant points. Three significant points that this article made were about over compensating, market rate, and what is expected of the children to run the family business. Over compensating may and may not be a good thing. It may be good in helping an entrepreneur improve their business because the child might think that since they are getting paid more, that more is expected of them....   [tags: essays research papers] 356 words
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The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber - ... One will be to get small again or in other works going backwards into the infancy stage. The second possibility is going for broke or trying to the business fast enough to where the business will cover itself. The third is that it will hang in there in limbo and hope that something will emerge from all that is happening. The fourth possibility is that it successfully moves into the third stage or the maturity stage which will happen if the owner is willing to adapt to new ideas and priorities....   [tags: Success, Small Businesses, Analysis] 1852 words
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