One way by which a person displays the entrepreneurship spirit without being an entrepreneur is by working for a company. Many large companies, especially MNC’s hire people with entrepreneurial skills at top positions and give them the freedom to set up business opportunities, especially at remote locations. For instance, an investment firm may hire an investment manager and depute him to China, giving him the freedom to set up whatever lucrative business he deems would best serve investors' interests. Others may hire a person to head a newly launched product line or division, and allow him to work on it just as an entrepreneur goes on starting a new business.
Another form of employment that involves entrepreneurship is government or quasi-government service in trade development bodies, special economic zones, industrial estates and guilds, and various regulatory or promotional bodies. Such jobs require supporting and promoting catchment industries and businesses by guiding entrepreneurs and providing critical support services. Performing normal day-to-day activities require high knowledge of the specific businesses and good entrepreneurial skills.
A third option of practicing entrepreneurship through employment is by working in banks, financial institutions, and venture capital firms. Investment bankers, traditional banks and financial institutions who lend money to businesses and venture capitalists require their executives to be involved deeply in the businesses they finance, to support, guide, and/or exercise control over the investor, to ensure the business goes in the right direction, and thereby safeguard their investments.