Social enterprises look to improve living conditions of their communities by focusing on areas such as providing subsidized healthcare, combating social inequalities, job creation and environmental protection.They use their businesses as enabling factors for the social changes they envision.
You have always wanted to change and improve your life but you do not know where to start or how to begin. You have admired exemplary women: Tara Durutoye, Beyonce, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Victoria Beckham, Ndidi Nwuneli, Malala, Nike Davies-Okundaye, Dr. Ola Orekunrin, or Linda Ikeji - just to name a few s-heroes.
As you’ll come to discover in your entrepreneurial journey, there’s the constant need to implement new products, services, and business processes, in consonance with the ever evolving needs of your customers and your business. So, how do you go about this task of tinkering with new ideas that will not only launch/keep your businesses afloat, but also retain/sharpen your competitive edge?
Many entrepreneurs tend to feel overwhelmed, especially when it seems there's never enough time to get things done. Many times this could be a result of poor time management - not getting as much as you can into the time you have. Time is really of the essence hence the age old adage - time is money!
I’m sure we all wish that there is a surefire formula for succeeding as an entrepreneur. Sadly, there isn’t. This means that the possibility of failing in your endeavor to create a thriving start-up or even running an existing business is very much present. If in the course of time, your business runs aground, it doesn’t in any way mean you should give up on your entrepreneurial dreams.
In this second part of our two part write-up, we will continue exploring tried and true strategies that budding entrepreneurs could adopt in order to grow their businesses. In the previous post, we discussed the use of marketing mix, good quality products and excellent customer service to ensure customer loyalty and increased patronage.
Congratulations! Your idea is now a good business opportunity and you are ready to enter the start-up stage. The start-up is that early stage in the life cycle of an enterprise when an entrepreneur moves from the idea stage to securing financing, laying down the basic structure of the business, and initiating operations or trading.
Because identifying and honing in on a really good business idea, one that suits your innate talents, is so crucial to successful entrepreneurship, we are once again exploring ideas that may help you find your particular inspiration -your particular "ah ha!" moment. So, here are 8 more business ideas that we think can work in any environment.