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What is an Entrepreneur? An Entrepreneur is a person who organizes and manages a business undertaking, assuming the risk for the sake of profit. Any person (any age) who starts and operates a business is an entrepreneur.
Characteristics of an Entrepreneur Ability to deal with a series of tough issues Ability to create solutions and work to perfect them Can handle many tasks simultaneously Resiliency in the face of set-backs
Characteristics Cont’d Willingness to work hard and not expect easy solutions Possess well-developed problem solving skills Ability to learn and acquire the necessary skills for the tasks at hand
Three Aspects of Entrepreneurship 1. The identification/recognition of market opportunity and the generation of a business idea (product or service) to address the opportunity
Three Aspects of Entrepreneurship 2. The marshalling and commitment of resources in the face of risk to pursue the opportunity
Three Aspects of Entrepreneurship 3. The creation of an operating business organization to implement the opportunity-motivated business idea
Successful Characteristics Drive, which is defined as the most important attribute. Entrepreneurs can expect long hours, high stress and endless problems, as they launch a new business. Thinking Ability, or the characteristic that encompasses creativity, critical thinking, analytical abilities and originality. Excel at Human Relations. Recognizes the importance of the ability to motivate employees, sell customers, negotiate with suppliers and convince lenders.
Successful Characteristics Communication Skills, or the ability to make yourself understood. Technical Ability speaks to the need of the entrepreneur to know their product and their market. They must consider the long- and short- term implications of their decisions, their strengths and weaknesses, and their competition. In short, they need strategic management skills.
1.I don't like being told what to do by people who are less capable than I am. 2.I like challenging myself. 3.I like to win. 4.I like being my own boss. 5.I always look for new and better ways to do things. 6.I like to question conventional wisdom. 7.I like to get people together in order to get things done. 8.People get excited by my ideas. 9.I am rarely satisfied or complacent. 10.I can't sit still. 11.I can usually work my way out of a difficult situation. 12.I would rather fail at my own thing than succeed at someone else's. 13.Whenever there is a problem, I am ready to jump right in. 14.I think old dogs can learn — even invent — new tricks. 15.Members of my family run their own businesses. 16.I have friends who run their own businesses. 17.I worked after school and during vacations when I was growing up. 18.I get an adrenaline rush from selling things. 19.I am exhilarated by achieving results. 20.I could have written a better test than this.
Entrepreneurship Some advantages You are your own boss Enjoy the profits from you efforts Sense of pride in your business Flexibility in your work schedule
Entrepreneurship Some disadvantages Will need to put in long hours Need money to start Have to keep up with government rules and regulations May have to mark hard decisions (hiring, firing, etc.) May lose money
Competition is Healthy Competition is good for you -Validates and expands the market - Generates market awareness of the need - Makes buyers more secure Opportunity to convert their customers Motivates your employees to work hard and improve
Entrepreneurship U.S. View SBA reports that small business Represented over 99% of all employers Provided 75% of ALL new jobs Produced 55% of innovations (As of 2000)
Colleges and Universities With Entrepreneurship Majors 1970 - 16 2000 – over 1400
“E” Education In High Schools Kauffman Foundation Gallop Poll 90% of H.S. students rate their “E” Knowledge as very poor or fair. 7 out of 10 students want to start a business 84% believe it is important for schools to teach Entrepreneurship!
Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs are in our schools TODAY!! You can either work for an entrepreneur or be an entrepreneur. You can either work for an entrepreneur or be an entrepreneur. Which will it be? **All information provided by BusinessWeek.com
Admiral Zheng He b. around 1371, d. 1433 In seven voyages from 1405 to 1433, Zheng He spread China's goods across the world and returned with treasures for the Ming Dynasty
Benjamin Franklin b. 1706, d. 1790 A writer, publisher, inventor, politician and diplomat, he always considered himself a businessman.
Mayer Amschel Rothschild b. 1744, d. 1812 Rothschild's banking empire would stretch across Europe, essentially becoming the world's first international bank
John Jacob Astor b. 1763, d. 1848 Came to New York in poverty at age 20 and built a near-monopoly in the global fur trade. Astor poured his fur profits into New York real estate; the income from the rents and the value of the land combined to make Astor the wealthiest American of his time
John Rockefeller b. 1839, d. 1937 Rockefeller started his first business selling grain and other goods before he was 20. By buying out oil refineries around Cleveland and New York after the Civil War, Rockefeller soon dominated the market
Andrew Carnegie b. 1835, d. 1919 The Scottish immigrant and weaver's son built a steel empire whose mills churned out the railroads, ships, and structures of post- Civil War America— and created a fortune for himself in the process.
Estee Lauder b. 1907, d. 2004 In 1946, she founded the company that bears her name to sell makeup and perfume in high-end department stores around the world Lauder became a giant in the nascent beauty industry by making sure the quality of her products exceeded the expectations of her target market, namely wealthy society women
George Washington Carver b. 1864, d. 1943 Carver changed the South from being a one-crop land of cotton, to being multi-crop farmlands, with farmers having hundreds of profitable uses for their new crops
Henry Ford b. 1863, d. 1947 Ford did not invent the automobile, but he made it affordable to the middle class that he helped create His manufacturing process created the modern car industry, and with it, the car culture of the 20th century
Milton Hershey b. 1857, d. 1945 In 1905, Hershey built the world's largest chocolate factory in Pennsylvania Millions enjoy what once had been reserved for the wealthy. Selling "low- cost luxury" became a viable business model
Harland “Colonel” Sanders b. 1890, d. 1980 Kentucky Fried Chicken, pioneered by Colonel Harland Sanders, became one of the largest quick service food service systems in the world A billion "finger lickin' good" KFC dinners served annually in more than 80 countries and territories.
Madam C.J. Walker b. 1867, d. 1919 Walker's line of hair- and-beauty products geared toward blacks tapped into a market ignored by other businesses because of racism She set an example for generations of entrepreneurs in a time when women were still struggling for voting rights
Thomas Edison b. 1847, d. 1931 Edison's relentless innovation made him the most prolific inventor of his time Started as a telegraph operator but soon moved on to refining that technology and creating others that would turn the world on its head: a device to turn power into light, a machine to record and play back sound
Ray Kroc b. 1902, d. 1984 Ray Kroc turned a California burger shack into a brand whose golden arches span the globe By investing in franchisees, Kroc drove the inexorable growth of McDonald's and created one of the most visible brands in history
Walt Disney b. 1901, d. 1966 The first multimedia empire was built on animation He also founded Disneyland. His company owns: Buena Vista Pictures Entertainment, ABC TV, ABC Family Channel, and ESPN Buena Vista Pictures Entertainment, ABC TV, ABC Family Channel, and ESPN
Earl Graves b. 1935 Founded Black Enterprise magazine in 1970, a publication that recognized the expanding financial power of the black community and helped spur its growth Boasts a paid circulation of half a million and has been profitable since its 10th issue
Andy Grove b. 1936 He helped found Intel and navigated the company's shift from making memory chips to microprocessors During his tenure as CEO from 1987 to 1998, Intel grew at a rate of 30% annually
W. K. Kellogg b. 1860, d. 1951 Kellogg's accidental discovery, promoted with savvy marketing, transformed the way Americans eat breakfast Kellogg grasped the idea that kids influence buying decisions— galvanizing the brand's success
Martha Stewart b. 1941 Started a catering business out of her Westport (Conn.) home in 1976 Went on to expand into retail, publishing, television, and merchandising
Bill Gates b. 1955 By linking his Microsoft software to IBM's first PCs, he dominated the industry He developed a two- prong strategy of expanding the market while maintaining a strong hold on competitors
Jeff Bezos b. 1964 Founded Amazon.com, in 1994 Bezos pioneered techniques that have become staples of online sales.
Michael Dell b. 1965 Created a new model for PC sales Cutting out the retail middleman and custom-building computers to suit buyers' needs put Dell at the front of the class of PC makers
Oprah Winfrey b. 1954 Oprah Winfrey turned her name into one of the most successful and respected brands in the world Leveraged that fame into other interests: magazines, Web sites, film and television production and Social Entrepreneurship.
Richard Branson b. 1950 Richard Branson turned, Virgin, the mail-order record shop he opened in 1970 into a label he sold 22 years later for nearly $1 billion Brand includes mobile- phone service, bridal gowns, credit cards, and life insurance. Virgin Group encompasses 200 companies in 30 countries and boasted $7.2 billion in sales in 2002
Steve Jobs b. 1955 d. 2011 The Apple co- founder combined simplicity with innovation to emerge from the Internet boom as one of the lone tech companies that can butt heads with Microsoft
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