Skip to 0 minutes and 1 secondNICOLE: Hi. Our topic this week is entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship, the dictionary says, is identifying and starting a new business opportunity, finding the money to start the business, taking risks and, hopefully, making money. Entrepreneurship has become a popular issue in Britain. There are a number of TV programmes where people try to attract financial support for their business ideas. Do you have that kind of programme in your country? Entrepreneurs have become celebrities and there is lots of advice for people hoping to start successful businesses of their own. We're going to start today by looking at some advice for entrepreneurs, and then you'll have the opportunity to share your thoughts and opinions.

Introducing the topic - Entrepreneurs

This week we’ll be talking about entrepreneurs – people who set up new businesses. You’ll be sharing your opinions about what makes a good entrepreneur – what characteristics do they need? You’ll see an interview with leading British entrepreneur Richard Branson and talk about what he thinks you need to succeed.

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Exploring English: Language and Culture

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