Are you part of the Next Generation who want to launch a social enterprise that creates a better life for yourself and has a positive impact in your world? If so, you’re reading the right blog post.
In this series of blog posts you’ll get to join other folks from around the globe who are doing just that. Like Mikaila who is selling lemonade sweetened with honey and donating her profits to help save the honey bees or Caleb who created the non-profit S.T.E.M. Bunnies as a way to teach kids how to care for rabbits and to help protect Heritage Breeds of Rabbits.
You’ll also receive the guidance you need to take your idea, dream, or concept and bring your social enterprise to life. Each week you’ll receive the inside knowledge, know-how, and resources you need to launch, promote, and grow your your own real life business.
You too can have a positive impact in our world!
Let’s begin with mapping out your mission. First select they type of eco-friendly product(s) you want to offer. Will they be something your grow? Or related to animals you raise?
Creating a direction for your social enterprise is one of the most exciting aspects of entrepreneurship. You need to decide what will make your business different from anything else already out there. This is where all the aspects of planning your mission begin to culminate.
You can invent and sell eco-friendly products made from recycled, up-cycled or repurposed materials… or grow/sell organic products.
Let’s explore some product possibilities:
- Let your eco-brain go wild! There are so many exciting options:
- Sew cloth reusable napkins
- Sell wool from your Heritage Breeds of sheep
- Bake homemade organic cookies
- Sell food products sweetened with honey from your bees
- Sew reusable sandwich wraps
- Create toys made from recycled materials
- Sell cloth bags and eliminate the use of plastic shopping bags
- Build magazine racks made from old wooden pallets
- And anything else you can think of.
Have fun brainstorming ideas and make a list of every type of product you can thing of. Then answer these important questions:
- Is there a need for this product(s) in your community, town, city, state, or country?
- What will make your product unique or special in the buying landscape?
- What product(s) lights up your soul and makes it smile?
Once you choose your product(s) it will be time to go on to the next step and bring your social enterprise to life.
In the next blog post we’ll clarify and write your vision and mission statement so your new social enterprise kicks off with a solid foundation.
In the meantime, please share more details about what you want to create and sell, plus, ask any questions you may have.
Enjoy your day and the world around you, C S Wurzberger, The Green Up Girl®