Businessperson

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A businessperson (plural businesspeople) is someone involved in business, where in particular undertaking of activities, commercial or industrial, for the purpose of generating revenue from a combination of human, financial, and physical capital that further fuels economic development and growth. An entrepreneur is an example of a business person. Though the term usually refers to founder, owner, or majority shareholder of a business or an executive who does the everyday running of the business.[1] Sometimes the term can mean someone who is involved in the upper level management role of a corporation, company, organization, or agency.[2] This can especially apply to the founder, an owner, a manager, an executive, or an administrator in charge of total management of a corporation, company, organization, or agency.[3][4]

Gender-specific names for a businessperson are businessman and businesswoman. The word businessman was first attested in 1826;[5] businesswoman in 1844;[6] and businessperson in 1974.[7]

An extraordinarily wealthy or powerful businessperson is called a business magnate or tycoon.[8]

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  1. ^ "BUSINESSMAN". Audioenglish. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Sam Ashe-Edmunds,. "Entrepreneur Vs. Executive". Globalpost. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Difference Between CEO and Owner". Differencebetween. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Entrepreneur vs. CEO: Understanding the Difference Can Save Your Business". Huffington Post. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "businessman". m-w.com. Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "businesswoman". m-w.com. Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "businessperson". m-w.com. Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "tycoon". m-w.com. Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 

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