Review of Social Entrepreneurship for Dummies

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The book Social Entrepreneurship for Dummies is designed to help anyone discover to to make their business more socially responsible.

The book addresses the basic concepts behind the idea of social entrepreneurship, such as the fact that in the business world today a company’s bottom line is measured by more than just their financial performance. The book offers practical advice on how business owner can introduce basic social responsibility into their business plan and in doing so boost their bottom line as well.

Those who are just getting started as a social entrepreneur will benefit from the simple introduction offered by the book. They will gain some of the most important skills which are necessary to implement a social enterprise solution, while benefiting from the examples of successful social enterprises.

Book for Beginner Social Entrepreneurs

Social Entrepreneurship for Dummies is a great book for beginner social entrepreneurs, offering them a complete introduction to the most important ideas and business processes used by successful social entrepreneurs. It provides an excellent foundation for the formation of a socially responsible business plan, in a user friendly format which is easy for anyone to grasp.

New social entrepreneurs will discover how to start and ran a social enterprise using the most progressive tools available today. They will learn how incorporating socially responsible practices into their business can increase their business as well.

The book cover the latest trends in the field and gives practical advice on how social entrepreneurs can harness these in their own businesses. It also offers some inspiring examples of successful social entrepreneurship and recommends some areas where new social entrepreneurs may want to focus their efforts.

Social Entrepreneur Book Review

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While Social Entrepreneurship for Dummies has a lot to offer the new social entrepreneur, those who are experienced practitioners may be a bit disappointed by the simplistic tone of the book.

Because it start from scratch, it is better suited to those who may not know exactly what kind of business they want to start. Those who already have established social businesses and detailed business plans will find that the book focuses less on some issues they may be interested in, such as how to make their business more attractive to funders.

While it offers a good start, it has little in the way of details on topics like acquiring start up capital or cutting costs. Because this is a major issue for many new entrepreneurs, it seems like there should have been more focus on this aspect.