Because social entrepreneurship is not just about business but also a lifestyle. … You´ll need to find a right business model, to make sure your enterprise is self-efficient; you´ll face many challenges and tons of obstacles. But you will also be the one who inspire others, a role-model, a leader, a game-changer.
These individuals are willing to take on the risk and effort to create positive changes in society through their initiatives. Social entrepreneurs may believe that this practice is a way to connect you to your life’s purpose, help others find theirs, and make a difference in the world (all while eking out a living).
Social enterprises can create jobs, provide innovative services and products, promote sustainability and give hope for the future. According to the European Commission, the social entrepreneurship sector currently employs around 40 million people and engages over 200 million volunteers globally – and is growing.
The 10 Most Successful Social Entrepreneurs
- Bill Drayton.
- Rachel Brathen.
- Shiza Shahid.
- Blake Mycoskie.
- Scott Harrison.
- Muhammad Yunus.
- Jeffrey Hollender.
In many cases, social entrepreneurs do make money. … Social entrepreneurs adopt a business model that puts their mission at the center of their business and are held accountable to their customers and stakeholders based on their proposed impact.