Social Entrepreneurship Resources

The concept of entrepreneurship used to only be confined to for-profit organizations; however, in the past few years, the principles and practices associated with it have been applied in the social sector with some powerful results. Those who approach entrepreneurship with the intent of having a social impact are called social entrepreneurs. According to Wikipedia.org:

A social entrepreneur is someone who recognizes a social problem and uses entrepreneurial principles to organize, create, and manage a venture to make social change. Whereas business entrepreneurs typically measure performance in profit and return, social entrepreneurs assess their success in terms of the impact they have on society. While social entrepreneurs often work through nonprofits and citizen groups, many work in the private and governmental sectors.

Successful social entrepreneurs possess similar characteristics to their profit-seeking counterparts, such as leadership and interpersonal skills, communication abilities, problem-solving acumen, and the ability to acquire and utilize scarce resources. Nevertheless, their vision is directed toward something which will add value for the underprivileged sections of their communities or society as a whole.

Here are a few of the more well-known organizations in terms of promoting, supporting, and providing resources for social entrepreneurs:

If you have a heart for your community and you possess the necessary entrepreneurial skills, then you should consider the feasibility of starting or becoming a socially-driven venture, whether it be for-profit or non-profit. That’s one of Biznovations.net‘s top goals – equipping more skilled, effective social entrepreneurs.

Contact us at info@biznovations.net if you would like us to help you create a strategy for your transition into social entrepreneurship. I look forward to hearing your decision.

Empowering Champions,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

Tags: business, entrepreneur, social entrepreneur, innovation

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About Paul Wilson Jr.
Paul Wilson, Jr. is a "Dream Catalyst" and Marketplace Pastor for leaders and entrepreneurs. He is driven to lead people to unleash God’s potential in their lives through their purpose, passions, and professional skills. He equips leaders with creative, faith-based strategies to flourish spiritually and professionally, while operating from several multi-media platforms, including TV show host, inspirational speaker, and stimulating writer. Paul is the President of Kingdom Business University, which utilizes workshops, consulting, and coaching services to ignite Christian catalysts maximize their God-given mission in the marketplace. He is the author of the life purpose igniter “Dream B.I.G. in 3D: How to Pursue a Bold, Innovative God-Inspired Life!” He is also the host of Passion in Action, a motivational and educational faith-based Internet TV show for social entrepreneurs, business leaders, and community change agents. Contact us today to learn more about how he can help your business, church, or community to thrive on purpose!

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