THE SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR

LEITH UNIQUE

I have just read an interesting post about 7 things that may indicate you are an entrepreneur and I agree with most that has been said except that for me the purpose of coming up with ideas and building a business or a social enterprise is really a bit different.

Basically, social entrepreneurs walk a middle road.

On the business side it is about making money because without a doubt the present social system we have does not allow you to live without having pennies in your pocket.  Everything from Government to grass roots level is rated as successful in economic or money terms.

However Social Business has another (more important I believe) side to it. That is empowering other individuals and giving back to the community whether it be by providing training, supporting and investing in charity or community groups, using part of your profits to build or provide something…

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