The entrepreneur who started a business. If multiple entrepreneurs were involved in the creation of the company, they are referred to as the founders. The origin of the word is that a founder originally meant a person who forges steel; similarly, the founder of a company is forging the new entity.

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  • The founder of a small business is often required to fulfill many different roles in order to keep the company operating smoothly.

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  • My friend Dave was the founder of the company and had the final and uncontested say in which direction we would go.

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  • If you are lucky enough to be the founder of a company that really takes off then you should make a lot of money.

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