What Exactly Is an Entrepreneur?

Artists, makers, entrepreneurs -- it's easy to get lost in the mumbo jumbo of creating and selling. We're setting the record straight by defining the terms you need before setting up shop.

Dive In to the Definitions

Artist: A person who produces paintings, sculptures, or other artistic works as a job or hobby.

Maker: A modern do-it-yourselfer; someone who uses his or her creative skills to make or design something, whether it's canned salsa, a scarf, an IKEA hack, or a self-prettified living room.

Entrepreneur: A person who organizes and operates a business. Merriam-Webster adds that an entrepreneur is "willing to risk loss in order to make money." This person may plan to make money quickly, then get out of the business.

So Artists and Makers Become Entrepreneurs?

You got it! Artists and makers claim the title when they decide to sell their creations. Given their route to entrepreneurship, creativity registers higher in the equation than with a traditional entrepreneur. Perhaps it should also be noted that makers tend to have a hipster/millennial focus that may not be completely accepting of mom's candle-crafting business. Though by definition, she's a maker, too.

What Is a Creative Entrepreneur?

A popular and logical term to describe today's makers and self-starters is creative entrepreneur: an entrepreneur within the modern creative industry who invests in their own -- and others' -- talents.

What's a creative entrepreneur?

A popular and logical term to describe today's modern makers and self-starters is Creative Entrepreneur—an entrepreneur within the modern creative industry who invests in their own—and others'—talent.

 

How Makers are starting a movement:

According to Brit Morin of Brit & Co the Maker Movement is "an evolution of millions of people who are taking big risks to start their own small businesses dedicated to creating and selling self-made products. In a world of mass-produced products, modern technology has made it easier than ever for a single individual to create and distribute items that are customizable 

What's a creative entrepreneur?

A popular and logical term to describe today's modern makers and self-starters is Creative Entrepreneur—an entrepreneur within the modern creative industry who invests in their own—and others'—talent.

 

How Makers are starting a movement:

According to Brit Morin of Brit & Co the Maker Movement is "an evolution of millions of people who are taking big risks to start their own small businesses dedicated to creating and selling self-made products. In a world of mass-produced products, modern technology has made it easier than ever for a single individual to create and distribute items that are customizable 

How Makers Are Starting a Movement

According to Brit Morin of Brit & Co, the Maker Movement is "an evolution of millions of people who are taking big risks to start their own small businesses dedicated to creating and selling self-made products. In a world of mass-produced products, modern technology has made it easier than ever for a single individual to create and distribute items that are customizable and unique without having middlemen like manufacturers."

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