What is your 2018 New Year’s resolution? If you are not sure yet, 2018 brings you a chance to start a social enterprise. In case you don’t fully understand the social enterprise concept, it’s a business that focuses on creating positive social change.
There is an increasing demand for environmentally friendly products. More and more people are interested in services and products that align with their values. Therefore, social entrepreneurship is what consumers want.
There is an urgency to address environmental, societal and social issues. Around 10 percent of the population in the world lives with less than $1.90 a day, global warming has reached a record high, deaths occurring during migration are estimated at over 5000, global waste is predicted to tripe up to 11M tons a day by 2100, and over 1.2 billion people lack access to clean drinking water.
Even though governments, non-for-profits organizations, and NGOs have been fighting for solutions and improvements, it’s still not enough. Social entrepreneurs are helping to build a better tomorrow. They are earning their daily bread while being part of the inevitable need to provide solutions to the world’s woes.
Starting a social enterprise can be a fulfilling experience for the wider community and even yourself, beyond your expectations. Social enterprises can be game-changers. Their impact and influence can result in positive change to a wider community.