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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Leadership Development

Entrepreneurship development is especially important in developing countries. Because of the lack of jobs in these countries, people need alternative ways to make money. Instead of doing something illegal, it would be better to pursue entrepreneurship. This has been shown as a great means of lifting people out of poverty. By gaining access to capital-mind you, it does not have to be big, just enough to get things going-they can start some enterprise, which will then become their main source of income. As they start to life themselves out of poverty, they will come to realize that they have the power to make their lives easier. With that power, they will also realize that they can empower other people to get themselves out of poverty, too.

Entrepreneurs also need leadership development. This is how they can grow their enterprise and engage other people’s help with their project. Leadership development will also enable entrepreneurs to meet other people like them who do have similar interests and who have the same problems that need solving.

Leadership development cannot be done only through training and lecture sessions. Sure, these lectures may help the participants understand the theory and the basic ideas behind the process of leadership development. But without implementation, theory will be useless. What they need, then, is to be in situations where they can actually use the lessons they learned. They can implement these lessons as they go back to their enterprises.

The problem, though, is that they do not know where to get access to leadership development opportunities. It is therefore important for them to look for the programs organized by non-government organizations and by the government, too. Through these programs, they will be able to come up with a list of skills that they will need to become successful in their business endeavors. They can also look for possible opportunities online.

Profit and Social Work Co-Exist

Social entrepreneurship is not a totally new term, its been there for generations. Today we are having more people get involved in social entrepreneurship. A social entrepreneur is a person who applies the principles of entrepreneurship to a social problem. In this manner, he or she is able to resolve the social setback and at the same time generate wealth from the intervention. Is this possible? Yes it is. Here is an example that speaks for itself:

Nobel Laureate, Prof Mohammad Yunus – This man worked among the communities that lived below the poverty line in Bangladesh. While trying to empower them socially and economically, he observed that they are trapped into poverty because of lack of credit. When given access to micro credit, sometimes as little as USD 50, they can leverage it to catapult themselves out of the abject poverty conditions they lived in. Grameen Bank evolved on the principles of micro-credit financial institutions, designed to provide money to those who would otherwise not be eligible for formal credit. The Grameen Bank is an institution, which is making huge profits and also empowers the poor to break out from the shackles of economic helplessness.

We Need More Of This Tribe

The world is full of situations where communities are neglected, where social intervention is required, where efforts to improve conditions depends upon the funds the local non-profit organization raise. Social entrepreneurship are more culturally sensitive than ever before, and those who get into the business of social entrepreneurship, know to take account the values of the local community in which the intend to serve. Today, we need more social entrepreneurs; we need people who can work out solutions that generate funds for themselves, and not depend upon charity.

Social entrepreneurs are empathetic, and have they ability to collaborate well with others, motivating them to act and serve selflessly. Social entrepreneurship can very well be the solution of a better tomorrow, a world which can take care of itself and eliminate hunger, social inequality, economic challenges and other such community issues.

Today with the rise of social media it makes it easier for social entrepreneurs to use the technology available to them for better communication, connection and mobilization.

Social Innovation Project

Social entrepreneurship has been one of the most productive ways of keeping people safe, comfortable and the environment clean as well. Social media has played a huge part in the push to make the world better. By sharing ideas and information over the net it has never been easier for people to come up with plans together and to organize. Organizing and executing various strategies is easy for anyone because of the huge multi-billion dollar online networks out there. People share through cloud services, You-tube, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Skype and many other services and community websites.

One of the main companies creating and actively implementing innovative ideas is Open Ideo. Open Ideo has ensured access to safe drinking water where there wasn’t any before, they have pushed to deliver immunizations to countries and communities that need them in order to be safe and prevent the spread of disease. The company has accomplished its goals through donations and sharing innovative ideas online and off. Open Ideo isn’t just about you donating either; it’s for you to share your ideas as well. Anyone can post for a cause and start garnering attention, in fact just recently a famous chef Jamie Oliver took advantage of the website and partnered up in order to teach children about the value of nutrition and how choosing the right foods to eat really does matter.

It’s easy to share and Ideo isn’t the only one taking advantage of these innovative ideas online. The Uniform Project is more of a business venue however the company is built around charity. This is one of the first companies to show that a business can exist with a social conscious in a major way, and not simply as an afterthought. The Uniform Project is constantly working to donate to charity, providing clothing to the poor and still manage to sell their clothing to emerging celebrities.

There are some community websites that offer a variety of social innovation project choices for you to back. A social innovation project doesn’t necessarily mean donating money; it can be showing up to an event or just putting in some time online to help spread the word. No Right Brain Left Brain is all about getting the creative community together, sharing innovative ideas, trying to solve problems and collecting the tools that can help make schools a better place for students. This comes in the way of supportive scholarships, tools for students to take advantage of, books and more.

Internet Entrepreneurship

Affiliate Marketing — This is a way of making money on the Internet by working as an affiliate of companies or individuals and help them sell their products. You make money through the commission from every sale that you have made. Affiliate marketing is considered as one of the easiest ways to make money on the Internet because of the fact that with it you don’t have to create your own product or develop a service.

Multi-Level-Marketing (MLM) — This is a very popular way of making money both online and offline. It is called as such because of the marketing structure involved in it which is usually made up of several levels. In MLM, you can earn not only from the sales that you have made but also from the sales of the people under you in the structure which are called downlines. This is a viable business opportunity that has produced many millionaires already.

Network Marketing — This is often mistaken for MLM but it is actually a much broader concept. This is a form of marketing, used both online and offline, where social and interpersonal networks are used to promote a product or service. This is one of the best ways to make money on the Internet since it makes use of a very common human phenomenon which is linking with each other and creating relationships.