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Entrepreneurs

What is an
Entrepreneur?
An Entrepreneur
takes on the risk of starting
their own enterprise or
investing in other start-ups.












Successful
entrepreneurs are
known for
Finding innovation and
market gaps for new products
and services.
Entrepreneur Origin of the term
ENTREPRENDRE
(19
TH
C. FRENCH WORD):

means somebody who undertakes.
Definition of an
Entrepreneur
An entrepreneur is someone
who sets up a business or
businesses, taking on financial
risks in the hope of profit.

(Oxford Dictionaries definition)
Entrepreneurs and Risk
Entrepreneurs are often stereotyped as high-stakes
gamblers.

but successful entrepreneurs only take calculated
risks.
Entrepreneurial Traits
Persistence
Self-esteem
Discipline
Resourcefulness
Being streetwise
Passion
Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors
Entrepreneurs chiefly describes people starting their
own business.

Angel investors only invest their capital in other
peoples start-up businesses.

Well-known Entrepreneurs include
NEW ZEALAND
Sam Morgan (TradeMe), AJ Hackett (bungee
jumping), Karen Walker (fashion designer)

INTERNATIONAL
Richard Branson (Virgin empire), Steve Jobs (Apple
and Pixar), Thomas Edison (General Electric)

Business.govt.nz provides free access to a wide range of resources,
including tools and interactive content. It acts as a gateway to government
and private sector business information, news and services.
Next steps:
Before buying a business
Assess the health of your marketing
Cash flow forecasting
How much money do you need to start a business?
Quick start business plan tool
Determining if you are in business
Find out more with Business.govt.nz: