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The Rise of Social Entrepreneurs

As consumers become increasingly conscious of the people and companies they buy from, so do social entrepreneurs. Almost 70% of all consumers say that they prefer brands that have a social cause over profit. In fact, this percentage increases to 92% amongst consumers under the age of 35. Moreover, an enterprise that is sustainable, has ethical supply chains, and has a “give back” mentality will attract more custom. While this can be difficult to accomplish, it is possible to scale social entrepreneurship through the help of governmental organizations.

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Dr. Joe Johnson is a lawyer, political scientist, and the founder of a venture capital firm called Welfont. In his book, he outlines four types of social entrepreneurs. The first type is a small-scale social entrepreneur, which focuses on delivering a low-cost service to underserved populations. A large-scale social entrepreneur, on the other hand, will provide larger companies with large-scale products.

Craig Kielburger is a prime example of a social entrepreneur. He founded Lunapads and later renamed it Aisle. This company was created to support the education of adolescent girls. Aside from adolescent girls, it also serves as a parent-friendly co-working space. Craig says that he was inspired by Suzanne Siemens. In fact, he is a true social entrepreneur and credits her mentor for teaching her how to run her business.

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