How To Know If Social Enterprise Is Right For Your Business

Could your small business make a difference in someone’s life? Should it? Maybe you’ve decided you are ready to add a new focus, other than just profit. Social Enterprise may be right for you. This podcast will give you a better understanding of social enterprise and entrepreneurship, and what type could be a good fit for your microbusiness. That’s a small business with 20 or fewer employees, including the solopreneur.

“…You realize that there is something more you could be doing. Many, many social enterprises are what I would say ‘born that way.’ So it’s born out of an idea that you want to implement a social change.” ~ Lauren Edwards

Host Mary McCarthy talks to Lauren Edwards, the Principal and Owner of Next Step Business Consulting, a company that works with anyone trying to alleviate poverty. Next Step Business Consulting works in the areas of program development, project management, logistics, and process creation and implementation.

There are many businesses operating social enterprises all over the world with the mission to try and solve a specific social issue by using traditional business practices. And you hear about them now, more than ever. Customers are willing to spend more, and job seekers are looking for an organization that is going to do good, and cares about the community they are in.

“77% of Millennials say they choose a business to work for because of the purpose of that business.” ~ Lauren Edwards

What You Will Learn About This 15-Minute Podcast:

  • Identify if Social Enterprise is right for you and your small business
  • The different types of Social Enterprises and how to implement them
  • Examples of small businesses doing big things to help solve social issues


Links to Get You Started:

Social Enterprises mentioned in this podcast episode:

Host Mary McCarthy is the President of YMT Consultants, an entrepreneurial consulting and training firm. It focuses on one-on-one work with microbusiness owners (businesses with 20 or fewer employees, including the solopreneur), assisting them to monetize and create systems for their small businesses.

About the Guest:

Lauren Edwards

Principal, Owner, Next Step Business Consulting



About the Host:

Mary McCarthy

Host, The Successful Micropreneur Podcast

President of Your Management Team, Inc.

Co-Founder of the Women’s Small Business Accelerator, Inc.





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