Entrepreneur's Business Forum (EBF)


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Bengal Chamber Entrepreneur's Business Forum (EBF)

Entrepreneurship is the process of designing, launching and running a new business, i.e. a start-up company offering a product, process or service. It has been defined as the "capacity and willingness to develop, organize and manage a business venture along with any of its risks in order to make a profit". The entrepreneur is "a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk". Rather than working as an employee, an entrepreneur runs the business and assumes all the risk and reward of a given business venture, idea, or good or service offered for sale. Commonly seen as a business leader and innovator of new ideas and business processes, entrepreneurs perceive new business opportunities and often exhibit positive biases in their perception (i.e., a bias towards finding new possibilities and unmet market needs) and a pro-risk-taking attitude that makes them more likely to exploit the opportunity.

The exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities may include actions such as developing a business plan, hiring the human resources, acquiring financial and other required resources, providing leadership and being responsible for the venture's success or failure.

The role of the entrepreneur is "creative destruction" and the changes and "dynamic disequilibrium" brought on by the innovating entrepreneur is the 'norm' of a healthy economy. Entrepreneurship typically operates within an entrepreneurship ecosystem which includes government programs and services that promote and support entrepreneurs non-government organizations such as small business associations or organizations that offer advice and mentoring to entrepreneurs (e.g., through entrepreneurship centres or websites), entrepreneurship resources (e.g., business incubators and seed accelerators), entrepreneurship education programs, training and financing (e.g., loans, venture capital financing, angel investing and grants). In taking the first step to becoming a catalyst in facilitating emergence of competent entrepreneurs and transition of existing SMEs into growth-oriented enterprises through entrepreneurship education, training, research & institution building, The Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry has set up a new cell to enthuse, incubate and mentor entrepreneurship ventures across industry sectors. The present initiative is an earnest manifestation of the same.

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Contact for more details:
Mr. Kumar Shivam
Head Strategy and Business Development
The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Royal Exchange, 6 Netaji Subhas Road, Kolkata 700001
Tel: 033 2242 7463
Fax: 033 2230 1289
Email: kumar.shivam@bengalchamber.com

Debjit Ghosh
The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Royal Exchange, 6 Netaji Subhas Road, Kolkata 700001
Tel: 033 22625011
Fax: 033 2230 1289
Mobile: 8981404777
Email: debjit@bengalchamber.com





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