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

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Recent Examples on the Web At 14, Barnes began his first microenterprise as a student at the Whitney M. Young Leadership Academy. David Petkiewicz, cleveland, "James Barnes, Cleveland HomeGrown Heroes winner for Entrepreneur Under 30 (video)," 13 Nov. 2019 During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the PPI actively promoted ideas like enterprise zones, microenterprise in both the United States and the developing world, welfare-to-work, charter schools, and cap and trade. Lily Geismer, Vox, "Democrats and neoliberalism," 11 June 2019

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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 8 Aug. 2020.

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