Description: An Entrepreneur is an owner or manager of a business enterprise who makes money through risk and initiative.
Knowledge Required: Knowledge of business administration, accounting, and marketing is valuable for starting up a new business. Additional knowledge required depends on the type of business or product being developed.
Skills: Customer service, communication, time management, critical thinking, fundraising
Career Path: There is no typical career path to starting a small business. Post secondary classes in business, marketing, and communication are recommended. Come up with a business plan that includes a profit/loss forecast and file paperwork to launch the business.
Best Cities for this job: Metropolitan areas such as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles
From the field: “At that time I thought it would’ve been riskier not to do this... I would have felt a lot worse if I had just let this go and found out five years later that this product is in the market. That would’ve killed me.” -Adnan Aziz, EntrepreneurView more Day in the Life videos »