An Artist in Business

What is an Artist Entrepreneur?

Entrepreneur Definition

The definition of entrepreneur is one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business. Additionally, entrepreneur has a connotation of far-sightedness and innovation. The derivation of the word is French, from Old French, from entreprendre to undertake.

Entrepreneur History

Entrepreneur has been in used in English to refer to a kind of businessman since at least the middle of the 18th century. During the 19th century, it was also used of a go-between or a person who undertakes any kind of activity (as opposed to just a business).

By the early 20th century entrepreneur appears to have taken on the connotation of go-getter when applied to an independent business owner, a quality that may also be found in the phrase entrepreneurial spirit, which began being used at about the same time.

Artist Entrepreneur

The Help 2 Succeed stretches the meaning of Entrepreneur above to include one that is far-sighted and is innovative and also a person who undertakes an activity and who is a powerhouse. This explains an artist, too.

Far-sighted: An artist sees how things should be and works in that direction.
Innovative: Artists get inspired by other artists, nature and the world around them. Taking the inspiration an artist weaves new ideas with old.
Powerhouse: An artist has a viewpoint that is totally unique – and no matter the troubles, the “can’t be done’s” and other obstacles – the artist peacefully continues forward to get amazing projects completed.
Powerhouse gives the idea of one who is focused on the purpose of the artistic creation, the message to deliver, has attention on the communication to get across to others and who is interested in flourishing.

The business world is a completely different world than the aesthetic world. An Artist Entrepreneur can take business tools but utilize them creatively. Thus “Artist Entrepreneur” is a step higher than “Entrepreneur.”

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