What does an entrepreneur do?

A person who launches or owns a business is an entrepreneur. Whether they work in manufacturing, retail, services, or agriculture, entrepreneurs are risk-takers who build successful businesses. They frequently upend existing sectors in the process of pursuing their goals.

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Étienne St-Jean, a professor at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Entrepreneurial Careers, notes that formulating a definite response to the question “What is an entrepreneur?” can be challenging, even beyond this straightforward description. read more