Social entrepreneurs are those who strive to create solutions to social problems. They are on a mission to create and sustain social value. Social entrepreneurs are in the business game for the greater good to give to the society, and at the same time getting a fair reward for their effort.
Social entrepreneurship could and should be thought to children at a early age. The education system should imprint in a child mind the social entrepreneur mindset. 6-10 year old children should understand the concept of business and be aware of the possibility to be free and independent entrepreneur. That is truly a worthy dream that every child should seek.
Successful entrepreneurs are not smarter than you. They are just those who try to figure out and play the game being in business. After the society have been exposed by various of greedy and corrupt entrepreneurs the word entrepreneur is sadly a shame word in some peoples minds because the word is associated with negative labels. The fact is that most entrepreneurs are not bad, but surely there is a space for improvement.
That is why we should train them while they are young, let´s teach our kids the social entrepreneurial way of thinking. Imprint the mindset of giving to earn the right of getting.
The Startup life model is being developed to teach and train the next generation of social innovators, entrepreneurs and professionals. People that practice social entrepreneurship for creation of a better society.
Entrepreneur is defined as someone that organizes, operates and assumes the risk for a business venture. Entrepreneurs are those who:
To maintain a balance between the ecosystem and the economy, individuals and organizations has to practice social responsibility. Social responsibility, sustainability and ethics are closely related. Social responsibility is all about enriching the environment and the society that lives and thrives in the environment.
The 21st century global community should not nor can for the long run tolerate those individuals and businesses that do not practice social responsibility. There will always be a debate whether businesses have an obligation to do good for society or only to do good and maximize the profit for shareholders. For people with reasonable ethics this debate will always be obvious that businesses need to be designed for profit, but not at the cost of society.
How to practice social responsibility?
By thinking about future generations
By giving more than you take from society
By protecting the environment
By boycotting social harmful companies
By avoiding engagement in socially harmful acts
By performing activities that advance social goals
By pursuing solutions to social problems
By investing in social innovation & start-up creation
By adopting a mission to create and sustain social value
Now is the time to support those people and businesses that put people and human values over profit. Social responsibility is the act of doing some deeds that makes the society a better place. if all would give more than they take from society then society would sustainable grow into prosperity.
You should think,and behave as the social responsible role model for a better society.
The Icelandic Start-Up Center is a social responsible business that strives to create new social service for those people and businesses that both wants to grow and give to the society at the same time.