Updated: Mar 31
Social Business (noun): A business created for the primary purpose to benefit people.
Business-building is not often seen as an intentional solution to social issues. We don't think of it as a tool for community-building, relational healing, reducing-poverty, mentorship, skills-training, and many more social goods. Social Business is an untapped engine for societal transformation.
Catalyze a social business ecosystem to recruit, support, and grow social entrepreneurs.
To catalyze sustainable social businesses for as many industries and populations as possible in Greater Dayton. To create 50 social businesses for thousands of citizens.
Map all existing social business leaders by industry, size, and population.
Interconnect social entrepreneurs. Assess strength and needs.
Create a gap-analysis: support structures, mentorship, access to capital, advocacy, business contracts, etc.
Connect existing social entrepreneurs to assets:
Content: Enterprise Solutions to Poverty Field Guide, and many others.
Recruit emerging social entrepreneurs through:
community-building and strategy-shaping monthly gatherings
business pitch events
front-line non-profit leaders and networks
Rinse and repeat
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