An entrepreneur is an individual person who starts and runs their own business instead of being an employee for another organisation.  Owning your own business and being your own boss can be liberating and rewarding.  The entrepreneur is commonly seen as an innovator, a source of new ideas, goods, services and business/or procedures.

Entrepreneurs play a key role in any economy as they are people who have the skills and initiative necessary to anticipate current and future needs; bringing new and refreshing ideas to the market. Successful entrepreneurs take on the risks of a starting up a new business and are rewarded with profits and continued growth opportunities in their business.

For a young person, there are lots of support services and grants available if you plan on starting your own business.

Note: If you are under 18 you will find it difficult to raise finance and will need to incorporate recognised training as part of your business.