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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.

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