What does this abomination of a title mean?
We were asked the question: what do the words enterprise, enterprising, entrepeneur and entrepeneurial mean to you? How about the words making, maker and manufacturing?
Let’s be completely subjective for a moment (when am I not, though?). Without looking into the history of each of these words, they all have similar meanings for me.
Enterprise: an innovative or large business venture.
Enterprising: undertaking a large business venture or a business expanding innovatively.
Entrepeneur: a person who seeks to turn an idea into a viable business venture.
Entrepeneurial: the act of an idea being turned into a profitable business.
My definitions did not differ wildly from Merriam-Webster’s dictionary definitions;
Simple Definition of enterprise
: a project or activity that involves many people and that is often difficult
: a business organization
: the ability or desire to do dangerous or difficult things or to solve problems in new ways
Simple Definition of enterprising
: having or showing the ability or desire to do new and difficult things
Simple Definition of entrepreneur
: a person who starts a business and is willing to risk loss in order to make money