Build up your own team
Teamworking is fundamental in a social business model to achieve good results.
Becoming a social entrepreneur means taking responsibilities and also considering your team’s needs regarding their professional development and well-being. Considering these aspects is what differentiates a good social entrepreneur from a mediocre one.
Having the right people in your team is extremely important. They are the ones who are going to support you in both the challenging and successful times in your social business. Finding and selecting people with the right mindset is quite crucial to look forward to your business horizon. On this proposal you could find useful this article on how to find people with the right mindset for a social business team.
Developing a cohesive team is like a process made of 5 key stages:
Nowadays, the business world is changing and start-ups are more and more innovation-oriented. In addition, enterprises are not tied down to physical locations anymore.
As potential social entrepreneur you should consider setting up useful online tools that may help you in improving communication and collaboration among the members of your team and boosting team’s productivity, for example:
To have a general overview of social entrepreneurship field, why not communicate with other social entrepreneurs and read their ideas and valuable insights related to your business area?
Take advantage of other people experiences! Check the following pages:
- Social Impact Award, a community of young social innovators that transform intention into action;
- Pioneers Post delivers news and sets the agenda for the new wave of trustworthy business leaders and social entrepreneurs;
- Social Good Stuff contains ideas, resources and inspiration for creating positive societal impact;
- Social Change Central (SCC) is a dedicated online hub for social enterprises;
- TriplePundit is a global media platform covering the intersection of people, planet and profit;
- Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship provides unparalleled platforms to highlight and advance leading models of sustainable social innovation. Check out their interesting publications;
- Social Entrepreneurship Forum an information platform for social want to be entrepreneurs.
You can also consider joining “accelerators” and “incubators” for training, development and business support opportunities. Especially, for early-stage startups, accelerators and incubators offer great support for business development.
Going in depth, incubators support startups in the beginning stages of building a company. Accelerators, on the other hand, help in the development of existing enterprises that already have an idea and a business model in place.
The difference between incubator and accelerator is still unclear?
Watch this video to learn more!