Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Future, Future

Entrepreneurship: The ability to convert an idea or a prototype into a business that can sustain itself on internally generated cash flow

Social enterprise: Any organization, in any sector, that uses earned income strategies to pursue a double bottom line* or a triple bottom line, either alone (as a social sector business) or as part of a mixed revenue stream that includes charitable contributions and public sector subsidies.

Social entrepreneur: Any person, in any sector, who runs a social enterprise.

Social entrepreneurship: The art of simultaneously pursuing both a financial and a social return on investment (the double bottom line).

And I think to myself " this is who I want to be"

* being profitable on both the financial and social levels