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How Can Social Entrepreneurs Contribute to Society?

An entrepreneur is often defined as someone who sees a social problem in his community and comes up with a new idea, method or business to respond to it. But the truth has more to it than this; their impact is really important and more significant than we can imagine.

A social entrepreneur, similar to a business entrepreneur, relies on his innovation and creativity, and is driven by his willingness to bring solutions; he builds a strong and sustainable organization, that puts mission before profits. That is the different thing about these social enterprises that creates a special appeal for them because this is the way you do good business; you help others and make a difference in their lives, unlike most (though not all) corporations that pursue CSR (corporate social responsibility) for marketing purposes or to reduce costs and increase profits.

Entrepreneurs have got much to give to society, They can contribute to the wellbeing of a nation in several ways that improve the living conditions of the people by:

-Adopting a mission to create and sustain social value: as they are mission-driven enterprises, they pick a pressing social problem and make it their job to address it.

-Recognizing and relentlessly pursuing new opportunities to serve that mission: They constantly look for opportunities to develop their enterprise and bring what’s best for their target beneficiaries.

-Engaging in the process of continuous innovation, adaptation, and learning: Innovation is what drives entrepreneurs as they always have to adapt with the market’s needs.

-Acting boldly without being limited by resources currently in hand: as they don’t back down when they meet an obstacle, they work with what they have access to while looking for new ways to expand.

Today, as the world struggles with problems including poverty, violence, climate change, health, and more, social entrepreneurship is raising in popularity and gaining more importance, and we need social entrepreneurs to help us find new avenues toward social improvement as we enter the next century.

 

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