As a social entrepreneur you will be doing business for a social cause. Your focus will not only be the profit but also the social or ecological change you want to make.
A social entrepreneur will use business methods to address a social or environmental problem. They will conduct research and define a particular social problem and then organize, create and manage a social venture to attain the desired change which may or may not be a lifetime process. They will be spreading awareness about their mission, and persuading people to be a part of the change. They will also engage in a process of continuous innovation, adaptation, and learning.
Taking any stream in plus two would enable you to pursue a higher studies in Entrepreneurship.However taking the Commerce stream would be advisable as it gives you a basic idea about the commerce and business environment.
You may take a bachelor’s degree in any discipline as there is no formal qualification for becoming an entrepreneur. Taking a BBA in Entrepreneurship which is of three years duration,is advisable
To be a social entrepreneur it will be an added advantage if you are an MBA graduate in Social Entrepreneurship. This program of 2 years can be pursued after graduation in any discipline.
Diploma and Short term programs are available on Social Entrepreneurship.
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Social entrepreneurs are people who take initiative and action to solve problems and they have to take up the commanding role in leading their team.
Social entrepreneurs need to possess grit which is a combination of perseverance, passion, and hard work—the relentless drive to achieve goals, complete commitment to achieving their task.
Social entrepreneurs need to see new possibilities and think in unconventional ways. They are supposed to explore connections and patterns where few other people would imagine.
They need to be very confident that they can achieve a bold vision, even when many other people doubt them. They are required to have a strong sense of self-efficacy and a belief that they have control to change their circumstances.
These people will use their effective interpersonal and communication skills to convey their vision and mission to the public and build strong relationships with the team members as well as the client.
Social entrepreneurs have to work along with their team and constantly motivate them and enhance the cohesiveness among the members.
They are required to be resilient in the face of adversities, obstacles, challenges, and failures. When things fall apart, these people accept failures as feedback and rise to the occasion.