Entrepreneurship: Home

This libguide is available to help teachers and students grades 8-12 learn about the different ways to organize a business, the advantages and disadvantages of each, changes in ownership, and how to start a business.

Definition of Entrepreneurship


   [ahn-truh-pruh-nur, -noor; Fr. ahn-truh-pruh-nœr] noun, plural -neurs [-nurz, -noorz; Fr. -nœr]  Show IPA, verb
a person who organizes 
and manages any 
enterprise,n especially 
a business
usually with 
initiative andmrisk.
an employer of 
productive labor; 

Should you be an Entrepreneur?

You might just be the next Oprah Winfrey or Bill Gates.  You never know.  You might have the next idea that makes millions. This libguide is designed to help you learn about entrepreneurship.  If you investigate the resources provided, you will learn about business ownership and what it takes to run a business.  More importantly you will learn about the characteristics that make an entrepreneur successful.


"The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something.
It's as simple as that.  A lot of people have ideas, but there are few
who decide to do something about them now.  
Not tomorrow.
Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer."

—Nolan Bushnell, Founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese's 

Introductory Video

Subject Guide

Famous Entrepreneurs

Here are some famous entrepreneurs you may recognize:

  • Walt Disney
  • Donald Trump
  • Steve Jobs
  • Bill Gates
  • Debbi Fields (Mrs. Fields)
  • JK Rowling
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Coco Chanel