Entrepreneur

An entrepreneur is a person who creates a business where one didn't exist before, often employing innovation and more than an ordinary degree of risk. 

The terms entrepreneur and small-business owner should not be used interchangeably, although they often are. Entrepreneurs are not content in just owning a business. They are focused on building and growing an enterprise. And often, many entrepreneurs are ready to move on to the next thing once their venture has taken off.

These unique business owners drive forward with ideas and innovations that impact us all. They are an unstoppable force inspired to lead, determined to define success by their own terms, and as passionate about work as they are play. 

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14 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in '14

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4 Ways to Look Like an Expert When You're Just Starting Out

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Starting a Business

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Starting a Business

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Infographics

Think You're Too Old to Be An Entrepreneur? Think Again. (Infographic)

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Entrepreneurship

Answer These 3 Questions Before Jumping Into Entrepreneurship

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Failure

How Cheezburger Founder Ben Huh Rebounded After Hitting Rock Bottom

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Mobile Apps

6 Books Every Mobile-App Entrepreneur Must Read

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The 4 Mantras of Successful Entrepreneurs
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The 4 Mantras of Successful Entrepreneurs

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Why You Should Act Like an Entrepreneur, Even If You're Not

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Business Schools Should be Transformed to Drive Entrepreneurism
Education

Business Schools Should be Transformed to Drive Entrepreneurism

Universities should empower students with the skills to push an idea through to implementation.
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Starting a Business

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