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1 CHAPTER 4.1 Entrepreneurship

2 Read to Learn What entrepreneur means and the traits that most successful entrepreneurs share What the advantages and disadvantages of entrepreneurship are

3 Main Idea Gaining knowledge about entrepreneurship and its advantages and disadvantages will help you decide if this is a good career option for you

4 Key Concept and Key Terms What is Entrepreneurship?

5 Small businesses represent more than 99 percent of American Businesses Small businesses employ more than 50% of the nonmilitary workforce

6 What is an Entrepreneur? The risks of being an entrepreneur are high but the rewards can be great Key Term: Entrepreneur – A person who organizes and them runs a business

7 Advantages of Entrepreneurship You are in charge. You decide when and how hard to work and how the business will operate Great job satisfaction Entrepreneurship can lead to a good income

8 Disadvantages of Entrepreneurship Financial Risk Long Hours Competition can be difficult to overcome There are no guarantees of success. Almost half of new businesses fail with in the first four years

9 Traits of Entrepreneurs Motivation – Entrepreneurs stay motivated by setting long and short term goals Sight and foresight – Entrepreneurs look at problems and see opportunities Decision making – Entrepreneurs make decisions every day and the decisions must be good ones

10 Exit Questions Name one common trait of most entrepreneurs. Explain why you think that trait helps people begin and run successful businesses. Choose one disadvantage of entrepreneurship. Explain how you might overcome that disadvantage if you ran your own business. Does entrepreneurship appeal to you? Explain


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