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The Ins and Outs of Social Entrepreneurship

We all know that owning a business means doing everything in your power to keep it going in an effort to reach and maintain success.

It means leading and inspiring your employees, satisfying and going the extra mile for your customers and keeping your offices in good working condition to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency at all times.

However, it is also about doing your bit for the community in which you operate… and this is where social entrepreneurship comes in.

Social Responsibility

It is so important for companies to ‘give back’ nowadays and for business owners to transform into social entrepreneurs with a purpose. Not only is it a great way in which to get noticed by potential clients, but it has become an expectation that can often determine whether someone chooses to make use of your products or services in the long run. The question is, what is a social entrepreneur and how can you become one?

Basically, social entrepreneurs make it their business to address social and environmental problems in the world and, in particular, within their own communities. They don’t try to tackle the issues by themselves, however. By acting, they set out to motivate others to help by changing people’s mindsets on a larger scale.  With the help of social tools such as social media platforms a massive impact on the social landscape can be created. They are natural leaders who are truly passionate when it comes to successfully bringing about change. They put their entrepreneurial and leadership skills to good use and utilize their natural creativity to think of solutions to society’s problems – whether big or small. In short, they do everything in their power to make a difference.

Therefore, while you are obviously already a successful entrepreneur, you may want to ask yourself whether you are doing enough to transform into a well-respected socialentrepreneur. While entrepreneurs may be able to bring about revolution and innovation within their chosen fields, social entrepreneurs can bring about revolution and innovation within the social sphere. Unlike traditional business entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs primarily seek to generate “social value” rather than profits. The good news is that, in doing so, profits often follow!

Having said this, being a social entrepreneur and taking your company’s social responsibility activities seriously require time and dedication on your part. In this day and age, it needs to become one of your many daily focuses. The key to juggling these responsibilities lies in finding the right facilities management company to take over some of the other aspects of the business, especially in terms of maintenance and general operations.