mi·​cro·​en·​ter·​prise | \ ˌmī-krō-ˈen-tər-ˌprīz How to pronounce microenterprise (audio) , -ˈen-tə-ˌprīz \

Definition of microenterprise

: a very small business

Examples of microenterprise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The nonprofit serves the city’s refugee community and was awarded more than $183,000 for its microenterprise program, which provides refugees and immigrants with technical assistance to start or expand small businesses. San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Sep. 2021 The city of Berkeley, which has its own health department, also voted to legalize microenterprise home kitchens but has yet to finalize a permitting process. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 July 2021 Establishing the microenterprise development program included in the former House omnibus bill would be a significant wealth-building opportunity for Minnesota's BIPOC communities and position the state as a leader. Star Tribune, 31 May 2021 The city of Berkeley, which has its own health department, has voted to legalize microenterprise home kitchens but has yet to finalize a permitting process, and San Mateo County has passed a resolution in support of the idea. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 May 2021 Counties need to opt in and pass ordinances regulating microenterprise home kitchens. Nick Sibilla, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021 The measure, California’s AB626, allows for what are known as microenterprise food businesses, which Alameda County also made inroads toward legalizing yesterday. Tilde Herrera, SFChronicle.com, 13 Oct. 2020 Currently, 60 microenterprise home kitchens are permitted in Riverside County. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, 12 Oct. 2020 The microenterprise would be eligible for $10,000 or three times their monthly expenses, but the criteria is that the owner has to be a low-income person. John Benson, cleveland, 16 Sep. 2020 See More

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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“Microenterprise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microenterprise. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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