My dad’s an entrepreneur.
In 1990, he opened his own auto shop.
He took a risk, went through the motions of uncertainty and stress, worked a second job to support his family and his business, grew his customer base, hired other mechanics, sold services (auto repair) as well as products (auto parts), and was ultimately accountable for his own success.
Ask him what he does for a living, however, and he won’t tell you he’s an entrepreneur. He’ll say he fixes cars.
Ask him about being his own boss and he’ll say, “When you have your own business, you’re not the boss. You’re an employee.”
But in my eyes he is most definitely an entrepreneur, at least according to the definition you get from a quick Google search:
An entrepreneur is a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks