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Attracting attention isn’t just good for social enterprises; it’s critical to their survival. Few things can help accomplish that like a great media interview. But you’ll have to know how to make the most of it.
Entrepreneurs, you’ve got six seconds to tell your story, or at least to tell the audience why they should care enough to know it.
In the VUCA-filled world most entrepreneurs live in every day, being agile trumps sticking to a plan. Sticking to a plan is not the same as having a strategy, and having a strategy can keep you alive and moving forward.
As social entrepreneurs, we’re hardwired to stay focused on achieving impact at scale. But that’s a destination we may not achieve for years, if at all, and in the meantime, our happiness may depend on forgetting about scale, even if only for a few moments each day.
Social entrepreneurs have fewer potential sources of capital to tap into, and managing cash flow can ironically be more important for survival for social ventures than for profit maximizing businesses.
This post is as much a plea as it is an opinion. Let’s spend the time it takes to understand the communities we wish to help and the problems we want to solve – before we start rapidly prototyping solutions.
Considering the hard factors is important, but it’s the soft factors that really matter when picking your co-founder.
Deciding whether to go it alone or bring on a co-founder can be the most important decision you make as an entrepreneur.