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During the BASET project development the partners involved in the project had to answer one important question: how can an Educator (trainer, mentor or coach) identify social entrepreneurs before they start working with him/her to help start-up or develop the social enterprise? The answer was a milestone for the further model development and a basis for creating a questionnaire-based test for social entrepreneurs.
So, whilst working on the project the project team realized that the first step for an educator is to understand profoundly the profile (basic characteristics) of the social entrepreneur and then to do benchmark of the target social entrepreneur(s) with this profile.
The profile of social entrepreneurs responds to a wide concept, where no special characteristics prevail over others. Social entrepreneurs depend neither on gender, nor on age. The social entrepreneur is an “attitude” and a "set of personal values" that push one person to drive an entrepreneurial process with social impact. Thus, a social entrepreneur is a person (man or woman), aged between 18 and 64, with a high level of formal education that promote a social business with both social and economic impact (profit).
Profile of a Social Entrepreneur
The definition of the term “social entrepreneurship” starts with the word “entrepreneurship.” Social entrepreneur is a man/woman who finds innovative solutions to society’s social problems. Social entrepreneur often has a personal experience of the need he/she is addressing and as such he/she is uniquely positioned to address some of our most pressing social challenges. Social entrepreneur is usually passionate, driven and committed.
The border between classic and social entrepreneurship is not always very clear: classic entrepreneurs may also produce social value in the process of generating shareholder wealth, while social entrepreneurs may produce private gains in their mission to create social value. What differentiates social entrepreneurs from classic entrepreneurs are not necessarily specific abilities, such as confidence or persistence, but their determination to succeed in achieving a long-term social goal they strongly believe in. However, it is considered that all type of enterprises (commercial and social) should have a socially responsible activity, this meaning to assure organizational success by integrating several social aspects in the firm’s activity, in order to properly manage the impact of the firm’s activity to the environment and solve the community’s problems.
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The Boost Aid for Social Entrepreneurship through Training /BASET/ Project No. 2017-1-BG01-KA204-036360 has been co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
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