Definition of 'enterprise'
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It aims to provide long-term growth capital for innovative social enterprises. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Just 9 per cent of work was awarded to small and medium-sized enterprises. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Companies putting together enterprise architecture initiatives should take some tips from their design team, say research firm Gartner. Computing (2010)Aside from her core fundraising consultancy business, the 44-year-old helps charities and social enterprises to plan for the long term. Times, Sunday Times (2016)An engineer is anybody who has a higher education and works in an industrial enterprise. Inside Perestroika: The Future of the Soviet Economy (1990)Few relationships are as critical to the business enterprise itself as the relationship to government. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)In the typical enterprise management people deal with these things. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974) Local enterprise partners have also helped with inward investment. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Social enterprises can also apply for places and work alongside commercial counterparts. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The university has launched a number of successful enterprise initiatives. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Yet profitability is not the purpose of but a limiting factor on business enterprise and business activity. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)The measurements available for the key areas of a business enterprise are still haphazard by and large. THE ESSENTIAL DRUCKER (2001)Its teeming streets buzz with energy and enterprise. The Sun (2012)No one unit of the enterprise can be permitted to handle its own foreign currency exposures. THE ESSENTIAL DRUCKER (2001)But are we teaching our young people the practical enterprise skills needed to compete? The Sun (2011)In an individual enterprise social ownership appeared to be no ownership at all. Inside Perestroika: The Future of the Soviet Economy (1990)The pace of economic activity and the growth of a culture of enterprise did not produce dramatic social dislocation. The Times Literary Supplement (2012) Social enterprises are businesses that work to further a good cause and reinvest the bulk of profits to expand their work. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It restricts the recruitment opportunities for British nationals in multinational enterprises. Times, Sunday Times (2012)What do you think that free enterprise means for Smith? Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)You've already proved you care about your project or enterprise. Going For It!: How to Succeed As an Entrepreneur (1986)He may not have been aware that Arm is already an important global enterprise. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Or is venture capital more interested in short-term profits than risky enterprises? Peril and Promise: A Commentary on America (1990)The Cowley branch proposals have the support of both the city council and the local enterprise partnership. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His next task was to turn around an ailing enterprise: the national team. Calcio: A History of Italian Football (2006)Was this not a vindication of American free enterprise? The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)The new left-wing parties are coming to accept the need to leave some incentive for individuals to encourage effort and enterprise. The Global Marketplace (1993)Since then a large enterprise zone with industrial parks has been built, which has helped to revive its former glory. Times, Sunday Times (2013)These are listed funds that give investors access to a portfolio of small UK enterprises. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'enterprise'
British English: enterprise NOUN
An enterprise is a company or business, often a small one.
There are plenty of small industrial enterprises.
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