If you’d like to support a charity or social cause through your business but you don’t know which cause to support, I’ve written this blog post for you.
New data protection legislation comes into effect on 25th May 2018 that will affect businesses and organisations around the world that collect ‘personal’ data about individuals living in Europe – no matter what country your business operates in.
How do you feel when you see someone you support win a medal at the Olympic games?
The value of your actions is only as good as the impact you have. What impact are you having?
I don’t mean what you’re ‘doing’ but rather the extent to which your actions are making a difference to the lives of others or the planet.
Supporting charities or social causes through your business isn’t only good for business, it can help you grow a business that’s more aligned to your heart, help you have a positive social impact and will enrich your life in so many ways. To not do this could actually be sending customers to your competition.
Many business owners and entrepreneurs are torn between their desire to make a difference and getting their financial needs met. However, as I discovered you don’t have to choose between the two, or wait until you have a successful business to support causes close to your heart.
The term ‘social entrepreneur’ is being used increasingly but I sometimes wonder whether those described in this way are really putting social impact at the heart of their business.
Or whether ‘social entrepreneurship’ has become a marketing term used to attract the cluster of business owners and entrepreneurs who are driven by the desire to make a difference in the world, but who structure their business primarily to make money for themselves.