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Definition of Enterprise

Enterprise

  1. That which is undertaken; something attempted to be performed; a work projected which involves activity, courage, energy, and the like; a bold, arduous, or hazardous attempt; an undertaking; as, a manly enterprise; a warlike enterprise.
  2. Willingness or eagerness to engage in labor which requires boldness, promptness, energy, and like qualities; as, a man of great enterprise.
  3. To undertake; to begin and attempt to perform; to venture upon.
  4. To treat with hospitality; to entertain.
  5. To undertake an enterprise, or something hazardous or difficult.

Enterprise Quotations

I can assure you, public service is a stimulating, proud and lively enterprise. It is not just a way of life, it is a way to live fully.
Lee H. Hamilton

An enterprise that is constantly exploring new horizons is likely to have a competitive advantage in attracting and retaining talent.
Gary Hamel

Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.
Winston Churchill

So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system.
Milton Friedman

We used to think that the enterprise was the hardest customer to satisfy, but we were wrong. It turns out, consumers are harder than the enterprise because the consumer will not give you a second chance.
Eric Schmidt
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Enterprise Translations

enterprise in Afrikaans is onderneming
enterprise in Dutch is bedrijf, onderneming
enterprise in French is entreprise
enterprise in German is Unternehmung
enterprise in Italian is intraprendere, operazione
enterprise in Latin is inceptum
enterprise in Norwegian is foretagende, foretaksomhet
enterprise in Portuguese is empresa
enterprise in Spanish is acometida
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