There is a lot of conversation surrounding what the term entrepreneurship really means. Too often today entrepreneurship has become a word that is used to describe a lack of planning or impulsive decision making by managers, or worse is used as a term to protect one’s own nest (as in, “leave me alone, I’m being entrepreneurial”).
These 50 are the real entrepreneurs. They saw an opportunity, secured the resources, planned the business, and took the risk to launch their new ventures. Entrepreneurship, real entrepreneurship, is the engine of this economy now and into the future. The corporate era of the mid-twentieth century is over, and our future depends on educating, supporting and fostering today and tomorrow’s entrepreneurs.