I trust you’ve already been to my About me page and you have a pretty good picture of my purpose and what I intend to do with this site, so here is some more detail on my vision for creating a social entrepreneurship movement….
But first, a little context.
My business and my brand are based on building a lasting legacy based on ethical behaviour and positive social influence. My goal is to grow my business by taking the high road and, at the same time, doing my part to help others sew the seeds to rid our world of what ails us – obesity, poverty, disease, and the destruction of our planet.
The Need for Social Entrepreneurship
My feeling is that it will become increasingly important for small businesses to take active roles in this regard because we are the drivers of the world economy. Socially responsible entrepreneurs driven by social entrepreneurship, will become the major sources of funding to support aid and innovation to make changes as governments are forced to constrain spending just to sustain major cash siphons such as healthcare and aging infrastructure sustainment.
Over the next decade, without the usual funding from the private sector large businesses (who also face their own financial crises), research for cures such as cancer for example, will stagnate and aid to fight hunger in our own and in third world countries will dry up as will efforts to fight obesity and poverty.
The new economy will need to find ways to maintain the momentum of all the good that is being done and will undoubtedly turn to us, the new wave of ethical and empathetic entrepreneurs, for help.
Social entrepreneurship will drive this change.
A “Pay it Forward” type of mindset will become more and more common as a new generation of successful entrepreneurs appear. As a result, positive social change will also follow, fueled by the power of attraction. Before long a cycle will appear of growth, sharing, more growth, and more sharing, etc. as like-minded entrepreneurs band together to create great wealth and great things together.
Since I strongly believe that people are inherently good and successful people want to share their success, there will be a growing movement for more of us to make positive change.
Sounds utopic? Perhaps, but what is the alternative, really? Sitting back and waiting for our problems to go away? I don’t think so…
Vision of a Social Entrepreneurship Movement.
By 2020, our mutual collaboration to create wealth and give back to society will establish us as the primary drivers of change behind the eradication of cancer, the elimination of childhood obesity, a greener planet, and the fight against poverty wherever we live.
My mission is to create the environment and the momentum behind this movement, so that like-minded socially responsible entrepreneurs have a place and the means to collaborate to create wealth on the one hand while also making significant change to improve our society on the other.
This site is dedicated to helping those of you who are driven by leaving a legacy of positive change. I hope you find it inspiring and educational.
Here you will find stories, case-studies, examples and first hand accounts about who is doing what related to social entrepreneurship. As we grow in numbers, I will continue to add functionality and resources to support this vision.
Please go ahead and leave you comments, impressions, suggestions below, and I look forward to collaborating with you!