There is No Business like Social Business

There is No Business like Social Business

by Antonio Pasolini
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 8:00am



Working in the social good segment requires passion, good will and sanguine dedication, but the impacts that social entrepreneurs can have on society can be more far reaching when they develop sound business skills. This is what Shana Dressler, founder of the Social Innovators Collective, found out the hard way when in 2009 she saw her project Global Giving Circle rise and fall in the same year.

Instead of giving up, she decided to share her insights with other social entrepreneurs and created the Social Good Guides to help fellow entrepreneurs create sustainable organizations. These comprise of an online library of 20 guides on specific subjects penned by industry experts.

The Social Good Guides are designed to fill in the business skill gap that many in the social entrepreneurial world lack. It answers two key questions: What a startup changemaker needs to know to be successful and when they need to focus on a particular topic.

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Antonio Pasolini is a journalist based in Brazil who writes about alternative energy, green living and sustainability. He edits, a top web destination for news and comment on renewable energy, and contributes articles on emerging technology to Gizmag. He is also a happy herbivore.