New Word Monday

…and today’s new word is “homepreneur.” OK, maybe it’s been around awhile, but today was my first introduction to it:

It may be easy enough to guess the connotation of this 21st century portmanteau, which was coined to define a new breed of worker who doesn’t just work at home, but has started his or her own business. Hm, I was a “homepreneur” for a while and didn’t even know it!

Even more interesting, just the tiniest bit of Google research uncovered yet another new word: mompreneur. What is a mompreneur you ask?

A mompreneur is a newly coined term for women who establish businesses at home while also acting as the full time parent of their children. The mompreneur movement is one steadily growing in the U.S. as mothers try to find ways to make money, express their creativity or business acumen, and also to parent their children. Precise figures are difficult to find regarding exactly how many mompreneurs make up the current business world, but there are some statistics regarding the growth of home-based businesses.” (www.wisegeek.com)

In today’s world, entrepreneur is decidedly not descriptive enough. People seem to want to define themselves demographically, and that’s OK. In case you are wondering, yes, there are also “dadpreneurs” and “kidpreneurs”. And so it goes.

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