Empresa (Spanish for “business”) is from the Latin imprendere, which itself comes from the Latin im- (“on”) plus prehendere (“to grasp”).
From the same Latin root, we get the English (via Italian), impresario.
An impresario, after all, is just a flashy businessman! True Italian style.
From the original Latin prehendere, we also get the Spanish prender, “to attach, fasten” — almost the same as grasping!
We can see the ‑m-p‑r root in both words.