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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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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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Bill Gates: A Visionary Entrepreneur - “We've really achieved the ideal of what I wanted Microsoft to become.” -Bill Gates, June 2008 William Gates III was born in Seattle, Washington, US, on October 28, 1955. His father, William Henry Gates (II) Jr., was a lawyer whereas his mother, Mary Gates, was a teacher. At an early age, Gates showcased a great deal of intellect. At primary school, he was especially fond of Math and Science. Ever since his childhood, he appreciated reading business magazines. Acknowledging his ardor to learn, his parents enrolled him in Lakeside Preparatory School at the age of 12....   [tags: Biography, Entrepeneur, Windows] 1291 words
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Call of the Entrepreneur - Overview In the documentary “Call of the Entrepreneur,” three successful entrepreneurs, Brad Morgan, Frank Hanna, and Jimmy Lai, are presented to explain their views on entrepreneurship and in turn leadership. Brad Morgan is the owner of a million dollar dairy and compost company, Frank Hanna is a merchant banker in New York City, and Jimmy Lai is the founder of Giordano department stores and Next Media. A central theme of the documentary is how each of these businessmen displays the characteristics of persistence, patience, and perseverance to overcome frustrating obstacles and become successful....   [tags: Documentary Analysis]
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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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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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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 industr...   [tags: Economics ]
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How To Be A Good Entrepreneur - ... Usually were those planning is two times more successful than that there is no. 3. Character that is positive Nice personality like understand, easy going and so on very helpful in someone success. If feel become as it is when hot tempered foot, not for bearing and so on can make become successful entrepreneur, think again. According to Park and Peterson (2006) signature strengths are positive traits that a person owns, celebrates, and frequently exercises. The list above is more than a simple demographic....   [tags: Entrepreneurship, Business Planning, Career]
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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 does Entrepreneur Means - ... The argument forwarded by the scholars concerning the psychology of an entrepreneur concluded that, there is no generic definition for the entrepreneur (Gartne, 1989). Gartner, extends his argument by focusing on the traits and personality characteristics of entrepreneur, will not lead to a definition of an entrepreneur or help to understand entrepreneurship. 4. Are they made or born. Neal E. Thornberry on the paper published by Journal of Management Development, analysed a training program delivered by four leading companies to teach their managers to become an entrepreneur....   [tags: opportunity recognitoin,risk ,business venture]
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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 myth...   [tags: Business Management]
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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 s...   [tags: Flaws in Economic Theories]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Career as an Entrepreneur - ... It is that starting a business, I wanted to know the most about, and there is a lot out there when it comes to information. As written by sba.gov "Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions and completing a series of legal activities." (sba.gov) This planning is really reliant on a ten step process of going through all this planning (sba.gov), as well as other important key areas that I didn't even realize made a difference. The ten step process begins with one of the most important steps, and that is creating a business plan....   [tags: Career Essays]
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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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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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How Entrepreneurs Help America’s Economy - ... Treasury and be on good terms with foreign trade. He wanted going to accomplish both of these objectives by international committee by selling gold bonds to the committee. Morgan proposed this plan to President Cleveland who decided against it (Morgan Helps). As the depression continued on the economy got worse, which finally led Morgan to helping the President get out of this economic depression. Since President Cleveland wanted to commission gold bonds for sale, but he did not want to wait for Congress to approve....   [tags: businessman,entrepreneurs,oil companies,monopolies]
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Business Fundamentals and Strategies - Introduction An entrepreneur starts a new venture not only to succeed but ultimately to have the venture grow. Before an entrepreneur begins a strategy of growth and building wealth for the venture, several key fundamental puzzle pieces must be in place. This paper will explore five of these fundamentals and describe the importance of each one. It will go on to compare and contrast three growth strategies available to a business. Improvements When an entrepreneur brings a product or service to market, it may fill a need and bring customers to the business but the product or service may still need some work....   [tags: Entrepreneur, Venture, Growth]
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Starting Your Own Business - ... With out the proper funding predictions, the proper cost predictions, or the proper profit predictions, it would be very challenging to convince any bank or investor to grant you loans and funding. A business plan is also a good place to implement your distinctly evaluated business concept statement. Predictions on permits, as well as, licenses would also be an important addition to the business plan. While it’s possible to start a business without a complete business plan, why even try. The business plan is a very helpful and useful resource for your business and should be put to use like so....   [tags: entrepreneur, permits, licence]
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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 ter...   [tags: Small Firms, Entrepreneur] 1887 words
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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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Social Entrepeneur: Isabelle Duston - Isabelle Duston is the founder and General Project Manager of iLearn4Free. Her endeavor and efforts have been acknowledged by several institutions such as the Learning Without Frontiers International Festival through the Innovation Award for the primary and pre-school learning category, and by Virginia’s Region 2000 Technology Council through the 2011 Innovator of the Year Award among others. Indeed, the impact she aims to have on the mobile technology field positions her as a respectable social entrepreneur....   [tags: Education Innovation]
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Francis Bacon - Francis Bacon grew from poverty to expand his career as a British politician & entrepreneur and wrote prominent essays on humanism and innovative scientific philosophy. Most notably known as “the father of the English essay,” (McDougal 455) Bacon’s influential works were vastly impacted by the tenets of the Renaissance period. Even Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers of our nation, credited being influenced by Bacon’s essays (McDougal 455). One of the core ideologies determined by his works is humanism which depicts how logic and knowledge derived from ancient Greek and Roman records can provide the best guides for learning and living....   [tags: Biography, Politician, Entrepreneur]
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The Pros and Cons 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: Pro Con Essays] 803 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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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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Top Earners in The World Are Entrepreneurs - Introduction Entrepreneurs exist due to consumers wanting something new and relevant, which will also make an impact in the market place. Entrepreneurship is about individuals recognizing a need for a commercial application and being able to innovate their ideas to meet the needs of the consumer (Baron & Shane, 2008). On average, there are over 1400 billionaires in the world, and of those 960 are entrepreneurs who were successful, while the rest were fortunate to inherit their wealth (Vital, 2013)....   [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. - Across America, there is a prevalent viewpoint that women are inferior to men in the field of entrepreneurship. However, “The common perception that women primarily start small hobby-related enterprises that are less likely to grow is contradicted by substantial evidence showing that women own firms in all industrial sectors, and that many do want to grow them in size and scope,” (Brush, Carter, Gatewood, Greene, & Hart, 2001, p. 4). In the United States in 2007, nearly 7.8 million firms were women-owned (National Women’s Business Council, 2012)....   [tags: Gender and Small Business]
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Repeat Entrepreneurs - Introduction This paper will examine whether repeat entrepreneurs search for opportunities differently than entrepreneurs who found only one company. Before examining the case for or against this theory, a brief discussion what makes up an entrepreneur opens this paper. From there it moves into a brief discussion of Howard Stevenson and his importance within the field of study of entrepreneurism. Then the focus turns to a case for or against whether repeat entrepreneurs search for opportunities differently than entrepreneurs who found only one company....   [tags: founding multiple companies, 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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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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SWAT Analysis of Amazon's Original Business Plan - Looking at Bezos’s business model from an entrepreneurial standpoint is very interesting. He decided to take a very unique approach to business and in doing so he took some big risks to get where he is today. For a company like Amazon that is constantly pushing the boundaries and moving into new territory one could do a SWAT analysis for nearly every year they have been in business and it would look drastically different. For now I want to retrospectively focus on the initial plan that Bezos laid out and strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats that came with it....   [tags: business model, entrepreneur]
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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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How Entrepreneurs Identify New Business Opportunities - Dictionary.com defines an entrepreneur as “a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.”(Dictionary.com) Entrepreneurs are people who see opportunities in everyday situations. Entrepreneurs discover opportunities in areas others do not. Entrepreneurs additionally envision the possibilities the future brings that others do not recognize. Similarly, Dictionary.com did a good job in defining what an entrepreneur is. Again, dictionary.com describes an entrepreneur as “a person who organizes and manages “any” enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable Initiative and risk.” (Dictionary.com)....   [tags: entreprenurial opportunities]
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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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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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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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Famous Entrepreneurs: Bill Gates, Paul Allen - Synopsis Born on October 28, 1955, in Seattle, Washington, well-known entrepreneur Bill Gates began to demonstrate a curiosity in computer programming at age 13. Through technical modernization, enthusiastic business plan and aggressive business tactics, he and colleague Paul Allen built the world's leading software enterprise, Microsoft. In the development, Gates became one of the wealthiest men in the world. Bill was avid reader as small boy, spending several hours pouring over research guides for example the encyclopedia....   [tags: microsoft, ibm, yahoo, competitor]
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Ultimate Pets: How an Independent Pet Shop Competes with Giant Pet Store Chains - ... This chart from Industry shows where pet stores make the most money: Where Pet Stores Make Their Money Dog food 20% Dog supplies and accessories 19% All live animals 11% Services 11% Fish food and aquarium supplies 7% Cat food 6% Bird food and supplies 5% Reptile food and supplies 5% Cat supplies and accessories 4% Small-animal food and supplies 4% Pond supplies and accessories 1% Animals and Products (The following information has been given by: John Rodriquez, owner of Pet Supercenter.) Reptiles and Amphibians Snakes: Pythons: • Regular • Spider • Albino • Biak Green Tree Python • Emerald Tree Boa • Pastel • Pie Bald • Cinnamon • Mojave • Lesser • Blue Eyed Lucy...   [tags: pet industry analysis, entrepreneur essays]
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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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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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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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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 - 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]
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Reasons for Small Business Failure - Small businesses have been considered the mainstay in countries around the world. In many European countries for example, the small business has been considered crucial to the success and flourishment of the country in general. Most individuals start upon a small business venture in the hopes of realizing ownership, independent profits and personal success. Small businesses can prove extremely successful when planned properly. Studies suggest that several small businesses, however, close or fail within the first few years of operation....   [tags: Business strategy, Entrepreneur, SWOT] 1669 words
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Foucault and Finance Capital - While Foucault was, I think, correct in leaving out finance capital at the level of practice, I believe it was an error in terms of discourse. To use the figure of the entrepreneur in a highly technological and developed age is not to evoke the figure, to put it in the most general and simplistic terms, of someone who goes to a factory and checks in on their investment from time to time. The entrepreneur, before even the notion of finance capital comes into view for us, is someone already deeply divorced from the production process and our general way of thinking about it....   [tags: Entrepreneurs, Neo-Liberal Era]
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Biography of William Penn - William Penn, an English entrepreneur, had an unforeseen impact on the history of the United States of America. In the late 1600’s and early 1700’s, Penn was already a champion for democracy, religious freedom, and anti-slavery movements. Through his good relations both the nobility of England, and the Indians of Pennsylvania, Penn was able to secure an entire state for many years to come. Credited with establishing the city of Philadelphia, name after his ideal of ‘brotherly love’, William Penn left a lasting impression on the United States of America....   [tags: English Entrepeneur, Quaker]
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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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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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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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Mayor Adrian Fenty - Adrian Fenty’s tenure as mayor of Washington D.C. is a perfect example of the impact of black elite displacement. For one thing, the difficulties faced by a political entrepreneur are the direct result of running a deracialized campaign. A deracialized candidate cannot ignore the black vote and the ideal of linked fate especially if African-Americans comprise a majority of the electorate. Additionally, elite displacement can be observed in an open race where the incumbent has picked a successor....   [tags: Political Entrepeneur, Black Elite Displacement]
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Business Relationships - Introduction Business relationships affect the long-term growth of an organization. This essay looks at the how the relationships a business builds impacts the business and its plan for long-term growth. It will go on to discuss if there is any downside to the business being helpful to others. Finally, this essay will identify two companies that have sustained growth and similarities in their business model and practices. The discussion will identify what has and has not worked for each of these organizations while identifying competitors to the two organizations....   [tags: customer, growth, entrpreneur, vendor, competition]
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Entrepreneurs Can Rebuild America - Its 10 minutes to the close of business and the Human Resource Manager of your department calls you into a meeting. With bills piled high and debt skyrocketing, the last place you want to be, at this moment, is in your hiring manager’s office. “Have a seat” your manager instructs you do as he pulls out your file and begins to share with you how outstanding your work performance has been over the years. So far, your conversation with him indicates that everything is fine until you hear the words “it’s not you but the company” come out of his mouth; followed by an unjust explanation for why the company – the same one you invested 15 years of your life – could no longer keep you employed b...   [tags: Small Business]
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Steve Jobs: A Visionary Leader - ... In fact the design mantra featured on their first brochure read, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” (Isaacson, 127). This simplistic tactic worked, and still continues in the Apple legacy today. Because Apple and their designs contrasted so greatly against the other businesses, it ultimately attracted and appealed to the customers. Jobs stated that one of his dreams was for the Mac to be so simple to use that there wouldn’t be any need for a manual. He ultimately wanted simplicity so everyone, no matter who they were, would be able to work with a computer easily....   [tags: entrepreneurs, business, leadership]
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Corporate Entrepreneurship - Corporate Entrepreneurship Corporate Entrepreneurship can be seen as the process whereby an individual or a group creates a new venture within an existing organization, revitalizes and renews an organization ,or innovates. Zahra’s(1986) definition of corporate entrepreneurship suggests a formal or informal activity aimed at creating new businesses in established firms through product and process innovations and market developments,whereas sathe(1985) defines corporate entrepreneurship as a process of organizational renewal....   [tags: Entreprenuer] 1273 words
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The Mani Source in Today's Worls is to Stay Technological Connected - ... Throughout their life, both Jobs and Gates were always labeled as rivals. In business one has to be different than anyone else. That is the case with Jobs and Gates, according to Walter Isaacson, claiming “Steve Jobs was intense, believed in revolutionary ways of integrating technology, and took the design approach” (464). During the time Jobs began forming Apple, employers described his as being committed and extremely intense. Jobs was eager for everyone to have a project done on the deadline....   [tags: entrepreneurs, steve jobs,bill gartes]
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An Interview With An Entreprenuer - I interviewed Manuel, co-owner of All Pro 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 Manuel through a mutual acquaintance that knows I am truly fascinated by the ability to customize vehicles, but more specifically, expensive luxury vehicles....   [tags: Interview Essays] 1248 words
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An Interview With An Entreprenuer - 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: Interview Essays] 1665 words
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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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The Teachability Dilemma' of Entrepreneurship - Entrepreneurs are a very, or perhaps the most, important boost in our economy. They do not only take the risk for the sake of a business, but also they provide our economy with employment opportunities and culture. A society can only be prosperous only when it rewards and encourages entrepreneurial activity because in fact, it is the entrepreneurs and their activities that are the critical factor for success, prosperity, growth and opportunity in any given economy. Entrepreneurship is not easy and it comes with its own risks and up and downs....   [tags: entrepreneurship, business, economy]
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Entrepreneurial Skills and the Entrepreneurial Instinct - ... Many successful entrepreneurs such as Steve Job, Bill Gates and even Sir Alan Sugar have surrounded themselves with ‘talented’ people. Steve Jobs once described the engineering ‘brains’ behind Apples initial success, Steve Wozniak, as 25 to 50 times better than the average engineer and that he had spent his entire working life trying to find, recruit, retain and work with these kinds of people. (SJDQ, 2013). Whilst we can clearly define what entrepreneurship is and what entrepreneurs do there is no clear definition or ‘recipe’ of what makes one entrepreneur successful over another....   [tags: entrepreneurship essays]
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Creating and Managing a New Business Venture - The main aim of this assignment is to discuss and critically analyze the purpose of creating and managing a new venture. This will include discussing and critically analyzing various disputes concerning subjects such as, the entrepreneur, the business idea, the opportunity innovation, pre start up and post start up. Following on from this it is therefore also imperative to discuss some of the challenges that arise with new start up businesses in relation to business growth and discuss ways in which to overcome some of these challenges to allow for them to continue to be successful start up businesses and continue to thrive avoiding failure....   [tags: Discussion, Critical Analysis]
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Key Factors to a Successful Business - Entrepreneurship, innovation and economic development are the key factors of a successful business. These concepts are inter-linked and this essay will further explore and elaborate the relationship they have with each other. Additionally, sustainability also plays a role in this relationship and contributes greatly to a business’ success and reputation. The success of a business is greatly dependent on its entrepreneur. An entrepreneur is someone who takes the financial risk of starting and managing a new business venture....   [tags: Innovation, Entrepeneruship, Economics]
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Managing A Growing Business - There comes a time in the life of a growing business when you, as its founder and top manager, realize the company has taken on a momentum of its own. You influence it, certainly, but more and more you are swept by it.” – John Peterman Before looking at how an entrepreneur manages a growing business, it is first important to understand that as companies mature, they go through different stages and that in each stage,the entrepreneur will experience different problems. Thus an entrepreneur MUST be ready with the proper knowledge and skills to address these problems....   [tags: Business Management Entrepreneurship] 969 words
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The Seven Approach Model for the Creation of a Successful Organization - ... Successful entrepreneurs agree that working onthe business is the most important work anyone can do. A business without entrepreneur’s marketing is like”digingtheir own grave”. Fadzill Construction Sdn. Bhd has their own way to attract customers. They find a very good chance when there is "gold" in businessopportunities. For example, if they want to sell up the number of unit houses to maximum, they will createa show house for client visualization. Later, they will sell it right after the construction phases finished and received Certificate of Fitness from authorities....   [tags: business, marketing, company]
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