This Social Entrepreneur is a newer term. I’m not sure when or where I first saw it, but I believe my senses picked up the term the more I watched Shark Tank. I knew that I was an entrepreneur, but not by the definition. Yes, I was the founder of a business but a nonprofit. I’m not the owner, but I act as if I am; but I really identified with taking risks.
The sound of being an entrepreneur sounded awesome. Not because of the title, but for what it stands for. However, I didn’t want to be the one sticking a square block in a triangle hole, so I had to do some digging myself. After much research, I found many definitions for a Social Entrepreneur. Since being a Social Entrepreneur is still being formed, I wanted to create my own definition.
A Social Entrepreneur is an individual that starts a movement focused on the societal issues of the world. These issues are rooted in both sectors of non-profit and for-profit. Anyone can be a Social Entrepreneur. Most Social Entrepreneurs are founders, but not always.
Leaders who demonstrate Social Entrepreneur Characteristics are selfless, caring, giving, energetic, zealous, compassionate, visionary, problem-solver, entrepreneurial, risk-takers, and visionaries.
Are you a Social Entrepreneur?
I write this because my business is personal because this service is for the advancement of all humanity. My failures and successes are for your gain. No strings attached.
Nathan A. Webster, MBA