Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Entrepreneurs Unite

Hey everyone,

Hope you find the info on this blog helpful, useful in some way. Here's some more great info I came across yesterday while browsing through the ecademy business community.

I connect with entrepreneurs on ecademy and was introduced to the idea of social entrepreneurs and the idea of spiritual entrepreneurs. Are you either? Before you answer look at the definitions below.

Social Entrepreneurs:

Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling major social issues and offering new ideas for wide-scale change.

Rather than leaving societal needs to the government or business sectors, social entrepreneurs find what is not working and solve the problem by changing the system, spreading the solution, and persuading entire societies to take new leaps.

Social entrepreneurs often seem to be possessed by their ideas, committing their lives to changing the direction of their field. They are both visionaries and ultimate realists, concerned with the practical implementation of their vision above all else.

Each social entrepreneur presents ideas that are user-friendly, understandable, ethical, and engage widespread support in order to maximize the number of local people that will stand up, seize their idea, and implement with it. In other words, every leading social entrepreneur is a mass recruiter of local changemakers—a role model proving that citizens who channel their passion into action can do almost anything.

Over the past two decades, the citizen sector has discovered what the business sector learned long ago: There is nothing as powerful as a new idea in the hands of a first-class entrepreneur.

Spiritual Entrepreneurs:

Spiritual Entrepreneurs recognize some sort of Supreme Power. They base their business on values that mean everything to them. Profit is important but people are even more important. They love what they do and want to use their gifts and talents to bring joy to themselves and others. Making a difference in the world is an important part of their life. Their business is built on high ethics and spiritual principles such as The Law of Attraction. They are concerned about the planet and contribute to the harmony and well-being of the environment. A spiritual entrepreneur wants more from their business than just to pay the bills.

Spiritual Entrepreneurs don’t want unethical business practices such as what took place with Enron, yet they are looking for real business models of sustainability, prosperity and growth. They aren’t into swindling millions of dollars but they also want to be financially successful. They want to be in alignment with their values, but not come across as a flake.

So I ask once again. Are you either? Or are you like me (I consider myself to be a bit of both). Whichever you are, I encourage you to keep on keeping on and making a difference in this world.

God bless...



  1. I am definitely a Spiritual Entrepreneur. "Profit is important but people are even more important" sums it up well, along with loving what I do and wanting to use my gifts and talents to bring joy to myself and others. I named my company Be True to Yourself (website because I believe that if you are true to yourself (your real, highest and best self, the self that God created you to be)you will not only transform your own life but also transform the world.

  2. I am a bit of both. I belong to two organizations that were created with the sole purpose of donating, one 50% and the other 40%, of it's net revenue, not it's profits, to charitable causes, while offering the humanitarians involved a way to make a living as they help others. It is the greatest thing I have come across. Imagine, a chance to change the world and get paid to do so.