Webster's dictionary states that the entrepreneur is one who assumes the responsibility and the risk for a business operation with the expectation of making a profit (Guralnik 205). The entrepreneur generally decides on the product, acquires the facilities, and brings together the labour force, capital, and production materials. If the business succeeds, the entrepreneur reaps the rewards of pro[...]DOWNLOAD REFERAT
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Being a self-starter often means being the prime mover for getting things done on a daily basis. They're patient, experienced, and self-controlled, and they have great integrity. You can always rely on an entrepreneur to do what he says (Ginsberg 13). Many believe that this is the single most important characteristic of an entrepreneur. A business owner must have drive and initiative in order to succeed in their market. Most important is a single-minded drive to be successful. Money is important but only used as a way of keeping score.
Being your own boss is a major desire for being in business fro yourself. The most persuasive characteristic of entrepreneurs is that they don't like to work for someone else. Typically, the entrepreneur is between 27 and 34, and is male (Silver 27). When trapped in a large organization, entrepreneurs seem to be stubborn or hardheaded. They like to call the shots themselves. Entrepreneurs generally have trouble with authority and are vocal if they don not agree with the way things are one. They also tend to be extroverts who crave recognition. Money is nice, but of secondary importance.
Getting along with people is another important trait shared by many entrepreneurs. Nearly all businesses succeed through people, primarily customers and employees. People who don't genuinely enjoy interpersonal contact on a regular basis are at a disadvantage. Being honest with everyone you know is one of the most important characteristics an entrepreneur can have (Stanley 35). Many start-up businesses are in the service sector that relies heavily on personal contact. Having and maintaining a positive mental attitude is a trait shared by many entrepreneurs. « mai multe referate din Economie