I’ll be honest, I’m not a seasoned social entrepreneur. I’ve been an entrepreneur for over half my life…so I’ve got that part figured out (some days more than others). But, the whole social part is what I’m rolling up my sleeves to learn more about. I’m figuring out day by day what it means for me and my work.
I can tell you that identifying as a social entrepreneur is something that motivates me to do good in every area of my life, every day. I’m inspired by the fact that I can choose to have a business that is purpose driven and does good in all aspects from idea through execution. I’m even more inspired that every single person and organization can make the same choice.
To help me along on my journey, I’ve created a list of guidelines to keep me headed in the right direction. I’m sure this list will evolve…
Create positive messages and resources for young global citizens and families built by love.
Partner with other social businesses and entrepreneurs to make a greater positive impact.
Seek and support ethically sourced products and services.
Support eco-friendly practices: Use soy-based inks and recycled papers, stocks, and boards.
Support sustainable development.
Contribute financially to organizations that support social causes.
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