Tag Archives: Social enterprise

Sustainable business versus economic development

To take their rightful place in the economic community, social enterprise and businesses must model the behavior they want others to emulate by building the collaborations and demonstrating the partnerships in action. #sustainablebusiness #economicdevelopment

The message: To take their rightful place in the economic community, social enterprise and businesses must model the behavior they want others to emulate by building the collaborations and demonstrating the partnerships in action.

Here’s how to bridge the gap between economic development agencies and sustainability innovators.

Can sustainable business and economic development work together?

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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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What you do matters

Changing the world is about making the choice to keep going, to keep pushing, to keep running.  It’s a process – like anything that really matters.  So keep innovating, building, working, developing.  What you do matters. #advice

DON’T FEEL IT. In the realm of innovation, social entrepreneurship, strategy, development, what do you do on those days when you just don’t feel it? When you want to give up and pretend you never started? When you want to throw away those plans or that model or this document because it no longer …

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