Want to be an Entrepreneur?
An entrepreneur is a person who has possession of a new enterprise, venture or idea and is accountable for the inherent
risks and the outcome. The term was originally a loanword from French and was first defined by the Irish-French economist
Richard Cantillon. Entrepreneur in English is a term applied to a person who is willing to launch a new venture or enterprise
and accept full responsibility for the outcome. Jean-Baptiste Say, a French economist, is believed to have coined the word
“entrepreneur” in the 19th century – he defined an entrepreneur as “one who undertakes an enterprise, especially a
contractor, acting as intermediatory between capital and labour”.
A broader definition by French Economist J.B. Say (1800)
“The entrepreneur shifts economic resources out of lower and into higher productivity and greater yield.