Social Business Part 1 — The stalled emergence of the social enterprise

The concept of the social enterprise is increasingly found in the news, social media and in the organizations arising to support them.  The social enterprise is expected to provide solutions to social issues while also being sustainable.  This sustainability is accomplished through a hybrid of not-for-profit and for-profit business models.  In my observation these entitiesContinue reading “Social Business Part 1 — The stalled emergence of the social enterprise”

A hybrid business model

There is a person in a country somewhere in the world who has initiative and insight and wants to make a difference.  There is a drive and independence that makes this person an ideal entrepreneur.  Finally and most importantly, a burning social need has been identified that should be addressed.  How does this person moveContinue reading “A hybrid business model”

Social entrepreneurs as catalysts for building entrepreneurship

In the last post we identified the need to have entrepreneurs become the leaders in building an entrepreneurial society.  We also acknowledged that these entrepreneurs would have to choose to take a leadership role and that is not always easy to encourage.  But there may be a sub-segment of the entrepreneurial community that would beContinue reading “Social entrepreneurs as catalysts for building entrepreneurship”