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free enterprise

Something that one pursues, often illegally, as a means to personal gain. Did you hear that she's started dabbling in some free enterprise and selling things on the black market?
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private enterprise

Something that one pursues, often illegally, as a means to personal gain. Did you hear that she's started dabbling in some private enterprise and selling things on the black market?
See also: enterprise, private

free enterprise

Also, private enterprise. An undertaking on one's own behalf, especially a shady or illegal one. For example, The city treasurer didn't bother with competitive bids; the spirit of free enterprise just led him to his brother-in-law , or The sergeant indulged in a little private enterprise, selling cigarettes on the black market . This sarcastic application of a term that has meant, since about 1885, the freedom of private businesses to operate competitively for profit with a minimum of government control, dates from the mid-1900s.
See also: enterprise, free
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State of the fur trade of the Rocky Mountains American enterprises General Ashley and his associates Sublette, a famous leader Yearly rendezvous among the mountains Stratagems and dangers of the trade Bands of trappers Indian banditti Crows and Blackfeet Mountaineers Traders of the Far West Character and habits of the trapper
Astor abandoned all thoughts of regaining Astoria, and made no further attempt to extend his enterprises beyond the Rocky Mountains; and the Northwest Company considered themselves the lords of the country.
One of the first to revive these tramontane expeditions was General Ashley, of Missouri, a man whose courage and achievements in the prosecution of his enterprises have rendered him famous in the Far West.
Acquiring or partnering with an existing e-business can substantially reduce time-to-market and improve competitive positioning for a traditional enterprise, thus enhancing revenue from the "e" sales and distribution channel.
FASB and AcSB discussions with analysts and company representatives as part of the disaggregated disclosures project concluded industry segments should be determined based on the way an enterprise is managed.
The interviews have been spread evenly across 8 geographical markets and span 10 vertical markets and 5 enterprise size bands.
Further, Enterprise is also on schedule with the construction of a fourth propylene fractionator at its Mont Belvieu facility.
This databook from the Technology Trends service helps vendors to understand small enterprises current and forthcoming investment in enterprise applications.
As part of the South Texas corridor strategy, Enterprise upgraded an existing NGL pipeline that connects its Shoup and Armstrong fractionators in South Texas to Mont Belvieu.
This research service titled Analysis of Asia Pacific Next Generation Enterprise Voice Services Market offers a practical and compelling analysis of the key growth opportunities, market drivers, and restraints in the above-mentioned field.
The release of IONA's Celtix Enterprise builds on the company's established strategy of offering Global 2000 customers a comprehensive set of distributed SOA infrastructure solutions that can be deployed incrementally to help companies streamline and modernize their IT systems while generating greater ROI and lowering the fixed cost of IT operations.
Together, the two companies will provide a trusted blog communication and authoring platform for enterprise customers.
We have interviewed 200 IT decision makers about their investment in 8 core enterprise technologies.
Table 8: Nordic enterprises' investment in enterprise performance solutions