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noun - Aquapreneurism is the act(s) or action of an aquapreneur who is an owner, visionary, executive or manager of a business enterprise in the aquatics world, striving to earn a living and/or make money through risk and initiative. Aquapreneurism is not just about making money and starting up a venture or owning a small business, it is a way of life, applicable to all human economic activities related to swimming or aquatic activities both for personal gain and for the common good.

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Gary Emich circa 2006 popularized the term aquapreneurism. Based on aqua first known use in Middle English, from Latin in 14th century; see akw - in Indo-European roots + from entreprendre to undertake from old French in 1852.

Aquapreneursim is based on a combination of aquatics + entrepreneurism, originally a loanword from French and was first defined by the Irish-French economist Richard Cantillon. Jean-Baptiste Say, a French economist, is believed to have coined the word "entrepreneur" in the 19th century - he defined an entrepreneur as "one who undertakes an enterprise, especially a contractor, acting as intermediatory between capital and labour".

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