Female entrepreneurs are women who organize and manage an enterprise, especially a business. The first female owned business in the United States is recorded in when Eliza Lucas Pinckney took over her family's plantations in South Carolina when she was 16 years old. In many cases, they were trying to avoid poverty or were replacing the income from the loss of a spouse. At that time, the ventures that these women undertook were not thought of as entrepreneurial. For instance, with longstanding and significant barriers to educational and alternative employment opportunities, Black women were historically relegated to low-paying jobs and domestic work—particularly in the Jim Crow South.
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Entrepreneurship is the creation or extraction of value. More narrow definitions have described entrepreneurship as the process of designing, launching and running a new business, which is often similar to a small business , or as the "capacity and willingness to develop, organize and manage a business venture along with any of its risks to make a profit. In the field of economics , the term entrepreneur is used for an entity which has the ability to translate inventions or technologies into products and services. As an academic field, entrepreneurship accommodates different schools of thought. It has been studied within disciplines such as economics, sociology and economic history. These scholars tend to focus on what the entrepreneur does and what traits that an entrepreneur has see for example the text under the headings Elements below. This is sometimes referred to as the functionalistic approach to entrepreneurship.
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