Enterprise describes a readiness to act boldly to get something started, like the enterprise it takes to start a charity with only a dream and a few dollars.

Another meaning of enterprise is "a business venture," like a frozen yogurt enterprise. It requires a lot of determination, hard work and the steady belief that people will love your yogurt. People will say you show extraordinary enterprise for your willingness to take on such a challenging project, meaning you have initiative and drive.

Definitions of enterprise

n a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)

“he had doubts about the whole enterprise
endeavor, endeavour
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fraudulent scheme, illegitimate enterprise, racket
an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit
forlorn hope
a hopeless or desperate enterprise
business activity, commercial activity
activity undertaken as part of a commercial enterprise
a business especially one run on a large scale
the volume of commercial activity
any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out
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labor, project, task, undertaking
any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

n an organization created for business ventures

“a growing enterprise must have a bold leader”
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an unusually large enterprise
members of a cooperative enterprise
business, business concern, business organisation, business organization, concern
a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it
commercial enterprise
an enterprise connected with commerce
co-op, cooperative
a jointly owned commercial enterprise (usually organized by farmers or consumers) that produces and distributes goods and services and is run for the benefit of its owners
collective farm
a farm operated collectively
a business that serves other businesses
the business of a broker; charges a fee to arrange a contract between two parties
carrier, common carrier
a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages
(business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership
business firm, firm, house
the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
dealership, franchise
a business established or operated under an authorization to sell or distribute a company's goods or services in a particular area
maker, manufacturer, manufacturing business
a business engaged in manufacturing some product
the members of a business venture created by contract
the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise
a business engaged in processing agricultural products and preparing them for market
a business that builds and repairs ships
a business that is less successful than expected
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organisation, organization
a group of people who work together

n readiness to embark on bold new ventures

enterprisingness, go-ahead, initiative
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the trait of being highly motivated

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