spirit of enterprise


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spirit of enterprise

n
(Commerce) the motivation to set up and succeed in business or commerce
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Unhappy is the fate of one who tries to win his battles and succeed in his attacks without cultivating the spirit of enterprise; for the result is waste of time and general stagnation.
She has her mother's charm and grace and good heart and sense of justice, and she has her father's vivacity and cheerfulness and pluck and spirit of enterprise, with the affectionate disposition and sincerity of both parents.
It was that first period of a campaign when troops are still in full trim, almost like that of peacetime maneuvers, but with a shade of martial swagger in their clothes, and a touch of the gaiety and spirit of enterprise which always accompany the opening of a campaign.
It was his own energy and spirit of enterprise, and his resolution to lead an industrious life, that made him look forward with so much confidence to better days.
The spirit of enterprise, which characterizes the commercial part of America, has left no occasion of displaying itself unimproved.
Like all other men, I fell down and worshipped it, but when the filthy beggars swarmed around me the contrast was too striking, too suggestive, and I said, "O, sons of classic Italy, is the spirit of enterprise, of self-reliance, of noble endeavor, utterly dead within ye?
We go eastward to realize history and study the works of art and literature, retracing the steps of the race; we go westward as into the future, with a spirit of enterprise and adventure.
Thousands of talented youngsters are creating a fantastic platform showcasing a spirit of enterprise. We also see this spirt in the sports field.
Awards include Most Promising New Business, Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year, Spirit of Enterprise and more - all of which are hotly contested by businesses across the north-east's entrepreneurial community.
After the first two volumes on the older generation of successful NRIs and women achievers, the third volume features the new generation of entrepreneurs and young professionals who reinforced the spirit of enterprise and adventure that the diaspora became famous for, stated publishers Biju Ninan and Linda GrE[micro]nnevik Ninan.
Martin Palmer of UK Steel Enterprise, said he was delighted with the results, and with its potential to unleash the spirit of enterprise in the county.