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Entrepreneur V/S Manager

The main difference between Entrepreneur and Manager is their role in the organization. Entrepreneur is the owner of the company whereas Manager is the employee of the company. Entrepreneur is a risk taker, they take financial risk for their enterprise. Entrepreneur has a vision and focuses on achievements and profit.

5.1 Difference-between-entrepreneur-and-manager

The responsibility of the Manager is to run the organization, control it and make sure everything is working smoothly. Manager works for salary and does not take any risks.

Comparison Chart




Meaning Entrepreneur refers to a person who creates an enterprise, by taking financial risk in order to get profit. Manager is an individual who takes the responsibility of controlling and administering the organization.
Focus Business startup Ongoing operations
Primary motivation Achievement Power
Approach to task Informal Formal
Status Owner Employee
Reward Profit Salary
Decision making Intuitive Calculative
Driving force Creativity and Innovation Preserving status quo
Risk orientation Risk taker Risk averse


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