Even social enterprises need exit strategies

If You’re Out to Change the World, How Do You Know When to Move On?

The smart venture capitalist thinking about exit strategy doesn’t assume that every investment will succeed. With a clear exit strategy, we’re able to see when our continued efforts are no longer effective. We either see the potential for full coverage at a district level in alliance with local governments, local communities, and the local private sector, or we leave because we cannot catalyze that activity. We either wind down as others step in or we recognize that we are part of the problem because we are making ourselves a permanent development fixture, and close.

In short, we either transform lives by working in a way that actually keeps water flowing, or we do not. Either way, we exit. #leadershipdevelopment

Even social enterprises need exit strategies.

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