Entrepreneurship is the process of designing, launching and running a new business, which is often initially a small business. The people who create these businesses are called entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurship has been described as the "capacity and willingness to develop, organize and manage a business venture along with any of its r...isks in order to make a profit". While definitions of entrepreneurship typically focus on the launching and running of businesses, due to the high risks involved in launching a start-up, a significant proportion of start-up businesses have to close due to "lack of funding, bad business decisions, an economic crisis, lack of market demand—or a combination of all of these.

A broader definition of the term is sometimes used, especially in the field of Economics. In this usage, an Entrepreneur is an entity which has the ability to find and act upon opportunities to translate inventions or technology into new products: "The entrepreneur is able to recognize the commercial potential of the invention and organize the capital, talent, and other resources that turn an invention into a commercially viable innovation." In this sense, the term "Entrepreneurship" also captures innovative activities on the part of established firms, in addition to similar activities on the part of new businesses.
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5 employee benefits small companies can offer new employees

Your startup is in its early stages, or perhaps you've been in business for a while, and you're ready to hire employees. Have you thought about how you'll hire the best ones? The most beneficial thing for your startup and your employees is to offer a healthy benefits package. In this article, we look at five employee benefits small companies can offer new employees, but first let's look at why you should offer benefits at all.   The reasons you should offer benefits Yes, offering perks to y...
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5 tips for startups making their first few hires

Did you know that the number three reason startups fail is they were unsuccessful hiring the right team in the beginning? Because of this, we want to look at what you should do and look for when putting together your new company's team. Let's look at five tips for startups making their first few hires.   Tip #1: Hire early If you can afford it, begin hiring your staff as soon as you need them. While the budget might be tight at first, you'll benefit from having extra brainpower in your earl...
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Bad habits at work

Whether you're new to the workforce or a seasoned professional, everyone has some bad habits that get in the way of living up to your fullest potential. If you feel like you're not working productively and struggling with your motivation, you probably have a few routines that are dragging you down. The key to eliminating your bad habits is not setting out to erase them, but to replace them. If you're guilty of checking your email too often to see what needs to be done next, replace that habit by...
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Benefits of outsourcing payroll for startups

Did you know that business consultants often recommend outsourcing non-core functions? A non-core function is one that isn't part of your profit center. It's something you don't charge your customers for. While a non-core function is often essential to your successful operation, it isn't what sets you apart from the competition, so it can be outsourced. It's also of the utmost importance to your staff. Payroll is a non-core function and one you should certainly think about outsourcing. To help y...
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Creating an effective onboarding process for startups

The typical large company has an employee on-boarding process that works and is a natural part of their system, but there's no reason your startup can't follow the same game plan. In this article, we will look at creating an effective on-boarding process for startups. This is very important to emerging businesses as it not only gets everyone started on the right foot, but it sets the tone for your company culture. Onboarding provides your employees with training, direction and guidelines. Withou...
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Could billionaires end society's biggest challenges?

Citizens around the globe are facing a myriad of complex challenges that feel almost impossible to solve. Problems like rising real estate costs, the extraordinarily high cost of healthcare, and rapidly increasing credit card debt feel inescapable due to both the critical thinking and the collective capital needed to solve these challenges. At the same time, the very richest in our society continue to accumulate wealth at record pace — for reference, Warren Buffett makes roughly $37 million a da...
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8 reasons you need a CFO

According to Inc , one of the most common reasons startups fail is a lack of cash. This where a chief financial officer (CFO) can really help you by staying on top of your finances, knowing what you need to succeed as well as when it's time to raise some more funds. Let's look at eight reasons why you need a CFO for your startup. The definition of a Chief Financial Officer Some businesses will choose to hire a CFO on staff, while others will decide to outsource this position. Either way, a CFO w...
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Outsourcing HR for start ups

Outsourcing is the secret weapon for startups. It's part of an effective business model, and one that can help you succeed. While there are several areas in which you might find outsourcing beneficial, let's look at outsourcing HR as this is one area where it's definitely a good idea. You already know that growing your startup is an exciting time as well as one that leaves you wearing many hats. The good news is that with outsourcing, you don't have to do everything. When you outsource your HR, ...
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7 business lessons from famous entrepreneurial families

Many challenges come with starting a new business and advice from experienced entrepreneurs is always a great tool to help stay motivated. From small shops starting out to industry giants, there is always something new to learn from the trials and tribulations businesses face, especially when working with family! Business icons such as Ralph Lauren and Sam Walton are just a few of the driven leaders of powerful families Fundera featured on their recent infographic highlighting business lessons f...
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Checklist for finding a business services company

Hiring staff to take care of your IT, human resources, and accounting may not be feasible for your startup. This is why it's very beneficial for startups to hire a business service company. If you're currently in the market for an outsourced team, take a look at this checklist for finding a business services company which will work well for your needs. Know your need Before finding the right fit, you first need to know what your needs are. Make a list of the tasks you need help with. Create a pr...
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