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enterprise:

. . . a mission driven undertaking, especially one involving risk; an operational entity supervised or managed in accord with a business model or business plan. Supervision means giving direction to an enterprising group of people working together. Management refers to planning and controlling the work process. An enterprise as defined here is a business or business-like organization engaged in purposeful or industrious activity that results in services or products being provided within an economy.

In terms of economic sustainability, enterprises are the primary providers of . . . monetary resources necessary to support the community (quote paraphrased from a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC document online titled: Economic Vitality and Sustainability).

Take a look at a comprehensive industry classification system to glimpse the full spectrum of enterprises that exist. The word enterprise implying enterprise development in the name of this glossary is inclusive of all listings in such a classification system.



 
 
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