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Business vs. Enterprise

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Businessnoun

(countable) A specific commercial enterprise or establishment.

‘I was left my father's business.’;

Enterprisenoun

A company, business, organization, or other purposeful endeavor.

‘The government sponsored enterprises (GSEs) are a group of financial services corporations which have been created by the United States Congress.’; ‘A micro-enterprise is defined as a business having 5 or fewer employees and a low seed capital.’;

Businessnoun

(countable) A person's occupation, work, or trade.

‘He is in the motor and insurance businesses.’; ‘I'm going to Las Vegas on business.’;

Enterprisenoun

An undertaking, venture, or project, especially a daring and courageous one.

‘Biosphere 2 was a scientific enterprise aimed at the exploration of the complex web of interactions within life systems.’;

Businessnoun

(uncountable) Commercial, industrial, or professional activity.

‘He's such a poor cook, I can't believe he's still in business!’; ‘We do business all over the world.’;

Enterprisenoun

A willingness to undertake new or risky projects; energy and initiative.

‘He has shown great enterprise throughout his early career.’;

Businessnoun

(uncountable) The volume or amount of commercial trade.

‘Business has been slow lately.’; ‘They did nearly a million dollars of business over the long weekend.’;

Enterprisenoun

An active participation in projects.

Businessnoun

(uncountable) One's dealings; patronage.

‘I shall take my business elsewhere.’;

Enterpriseverb

(intransitive) To undertake an enterprise, or something hazardous or difficult.

Businessnoun

(uncountable) Private commercial interests taken collectively.

‘This proposal will satisfy both business and labor.’;

Enterpriseverb

(transitive) To undertake; to begin and attempt to perform; to venture upon.

Businessnoun

(uncountable) The management of commercial enterprises, or the study of such management.

‘I studied business at Harvard.’;

Enterpriseverb

(transitive) To treat with hospitality; to entertain.

Businessnoun

(countable) A particular situation or activity.

‘This UFO stuff is a mighty strange business.’;

Enterprisenoun

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.

‘Their hands can not perform their enterprise.’;

Businessnoun

(countable) An objective or a matter needing to be dealt with.

‘Our principal business here is to get drunk.’; ‘Let's get down to business.’;

Enterprisenoun

Willingness or eagerness to engage in labor which requires boldness, promptness, energy, and like qualities; as, a man of great enterprise.

Businessnoun

(uncountable) Something involving one personally.

‘That's none of your business.’;

Enterpriseverb

To undertake; to begin and attempt to perform; to venture upon.

‘The business must be enterprised this night.’; ‘What would I not renounce or enterprise for you!’;

Businessnoun

Matters that come before a body for deliberation or action.

‘If that concludes the announcements, we'll move on to new business.’;

Enterpriseverb

To treat with hospitality; to entertain.

‘Him at the threshold met, and well did enterprise.’;

Businessnoun

Business class, the class of seating provided by airlines between first class and coach.

Enterpriseverb

To undertake an enterprise, or something hazardous or difficult.

Businessnoun

(acting) Action carried out with a prop or piece of clothing, usually away from the focus of the scene.

Enterprisenoun

a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness);

‘he had doubts about the whole enterprise’;

Businessnoun

The collective noun for a group of ferrets.

Enterprisenoun

an organization created for business ventures;

‘a growing enterprise must have a bold leader’;

Businessnoun

Something very good; top quality. (possibly from "the bee's knees")

‘These new phones are the business!’;

Enterprisenoun

readiness to embark on bold new ventures

Businessnoun

Excrement, particularly that of a non-human animal.

‘Your ferret left his business all over the floor.’; ‘As the cart went by, its horse lifted its tail and did its business.’;

Enterprisenoun

a project or undertaking, especially a bold or complex one

‘a joint enterprise between French and Japanese companies’;

Businessadjective

Of, to, pertaining to or utilized for purposes of conducting trade, commerce, governance, advocacy or other professional purposes.

‘"Please do not use this phone for personal calls; it is a business phone."’;

Enterprisenoun

initiative and resourcefulness

‘success came quickly, thanks to a mixture of talent, enterprise, and luck’;

Businessadjective

Professional, businesslike, having concern for good business practice.

Enterprisenoun

a business or company

‘a state-owned enterprise’;

Businessadjective

Supporting business, conducive to the conduct of business.

Enterprisenoun

entrepreneurial economic activity

‘an economic environment which encourages enterprise’; ‘local enterprise agencies’;

Businessnoun

That which busies one, or that which engages the time, attention, or labor of any one, as his principal concern or interest, whether for a longer or shorter time; constant employment; regular occupation; as, the business of life; business before pleasure.

‘Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?’;

Businessnoun

Any particular occupation or employment engaged in for livelihood or gain, as agriculture, trade, art, or a profession.

Businessnoun

Financial dealings; buying and selling; traffic in general; mercantile transactions.

‘It seldom happens that men of a studious turn acquire any degree of reputation for their knowledge of business.’;

Businessnoun

That which one has to do or should do; special service, duty, or mission.

‘The daughter of the King of France,On serious business, craving quick despatch,Importunes personal conference.’; ‘What business has the tortoise among the clouds?’;

Businessnoun

Affair; concern; matter; - used in an indefinite sense, and modified by the connected words.

‘It was a gentle business, and becomingThe action of good women.’; ‘BestowYour needful counsel to our business.’;

Businessnoun

The position, distribution, and order of persons and properties on the stage of a theater, as determined by the stage manager in rehearsal.

Businessnoun

Care; anxiety; diligence.

Businessnoun

a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it;

‘he bought his brother's business’; ‘a small mom-and-pop business’; ‘a racially integrated business concern’;

Businessnoun

the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects;

‘computers are now widely used in business’;

Businessnoun

business concerns collectively;

‘Government and business could not agree’;

Businessnoun

the volume of business activity;

‘business is good today’; ‘show me where the business was today’;

Businessnoun

a rightful concern or responsibility;

‘it's none of your business’; ‘mind your own business’;

Businessnoun

the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money;

‘he's not in my line of business’;

Businessnoun

an immediate objective;

‘gossip was the main business of the evening’;

Businessnoun

incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect;

‘his business with the cane was hilarious’;

Businessnoun

customers collectively;

‘they have an upper class clientele’;

Business

Business is the activity of making one's living or making money by producing or buying and selling products (such as goods and services). Simply put, it is Having a business name does not separate the business entity from the owner, which means that the owner of the business is responsible and liable for debts incurred by the business.

‘any activity or enterprise entered into for profit.’;

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