enterprise

Enterprise describes a readiness to act boldly to get something started, like the enterprise it takes to start a charity with only a dream and a few dollars.

Another meaning of enterprise is "a business venture," like a frozen yogurt enterprise. It requires a lot of determination, hard work and the steady belief that people will love your yogurt. People will say you show extraordinary enterprise for your willingness to take on such a challenging project, meaning you have initiative and drive.

Definitions of enterprise
  1. noun
    a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
    “he had doubts about the whole enterprise
    synonyms: endeavor, endeavour
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    fraudulent scheme, illegitimate enterprise, racket
    an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit
    forlorn hope
    a hopeless or desperate enterprise
    business activity, commercial activity
    activity undertaken as part of a commercial enterprise
    operation
    a business especially one run on a large scale
    business
    the volume of commercial activity
    wash
    any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out
    type of:
    labor, project, task, undertaking
    any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
  2. noun
    an organization created for business ventures
    “a growing enterprise must have a bold leader”
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    giant
    an unusually large enterprise
    collective
    members of a cooperative enterprise
    business, business concern, business organisation, business organization, concern
    a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it
    commercial enterprise
    an enterprise connected with commerce
    co-op, cooperative
    a jointly owned commercial enterprise (usually organized by farmers or consumers) that produces and distributes goods and services and is run for the benefit of its owners
    collective farm
    a farm operated collectively
    agency
    a business that provides a specialized service
    brokerage
    the business of a broker; charges a fee to arrange a contract between two parties
    carrier, common carrier
    a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages
    chain
    (business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership
    business firm, firm, house
    the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
    dealership, franchise
    a business established or operated under an authorization to sell or distribute a company's goods or services in a particular area
    maker, manufacturer, manufacturing business
    a business engaged in manufacturing some product
    partnership
    the members of a business venture created by contract
    industry
    the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise
    processor
    a business engaged in processing agricultural products and preparing them for market
    shipbuilder
    a business that builds and repairs ships
    underperformer
    a business that is less successful than expected
    concession
    a small business that operates in a larger business or public place
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    organisation, organization
    a group of people who work together
  3. noun
    readiness to embark on bold new ventures
    synonyms: enterprisingness, go-ahead, initiative
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    drive
    the trait of being highly motivated
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