Enterprise is about initiative and the drive to make things happen. Enterprising people create and implement new ideas and ways of doing things, handle uncertainty and respond positively to change. They have a positive 'can-do' attitude.
The importance of having an enterprising attitude has never been greater. In today’s rapidly changing society and economy, it has become increasingly important for individuals to be able to spot opportunities, show initiative and adapt to changing circumstances.
Enterprise education encourages young people to be innovative, to take and manage risks, and to develop determination and drive. Enterprise education is not about a body of knowledge – it is about developing young people’s ability to embrace change positively, show initiative, take responsibility and manage themselves. Developing enterprising and entrepreneurial qualities will benefit young people in their personal and working lives, and the communities in which they live.
Social enterprise is an important part of community development and business. It strongly supports the acquisition of enterprise attributes as an important factor in developing a skilled workforce and a dynamic economy.
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