Best Projects 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.

SPEKE FARMS

Published on August 3, 2020 um 19:18

Your title/position

President.

Type of Enterprise

informal program/project

Year the ngo or company was founded

2020

Explain your project in details:

Today a major part of internet consumption is increasing not only in town but also in rural areas. People have access to a small phone or smartphone even computer. The demand and supply of commodities are possible through the internet, especially in the agriculture sector. Farmers need access to agricultural input, the market for their products, investment as well as learning good agricultural practice. Unemployed youth, women need access to jobs so that the unemployment rate would decrease especially in creating their own or delivering commodities from place to place. Speke Farms target farmers especially youth, women and disabled people who need access to a good market for their inputs and their output(produce), knowledge which is needed to transform agriculture into a profitable business as well as connecting them to investors for better accessing to finance. We will sell the harvests of farmers to consumers to reduce the gap in supply chain with four main components Selling of agriculture inputs such as fertilizers, pesticides, seeds etc. to farmers as well as selling of crops to consumers. Buying of agriculture outputs where farmers will sell their produce on our online platform E-learning part where farmers and other people who are interested in farming activities will get access to lessons on good agriculture practice as well as business and leadership skills that are needed to turn agriculture into a profitable business Investment consultation part where farmers will get full information about all opportunities available for their business to increase their chance for development such as training, investment, grants and another service. Our solution will provide the interconnection between with farmers, women, unemployed youth and disabled people in agribusiness sectors with supermarkets, Agri-processing industries, consumers, Agri-input industries, truck drivers, local deliverers, government agencies, financial institutions, private investors, higher learning institution(land-grant institution and others.

Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

Connecting farmers, women, unemployed youth and disabled people in agribusiness sectors with supermarkets, Agri-processing industries, consumers, Agri-input industries, truck drivers, local deliverers, government agencies, financial institutions, private investors, higher learning institution(land-grant institutions) and other stakeholders will increase demand and supply chain of agriculture inputs and outputs, increasing knowledge sharing and investment in agricultural sectors. It will allow us to create more job opportunities especially for women, unemployed youth and disabled people. If we can create jobs for disadvantageous people, there is no doubt that we can increase their quality of life and unlock the potential of the most downgraded population group in the globe. We will track progress by recording daily, the weekly and monthly basis of all activities that will take place in the selling of agricultural crops. We will track progress at the end of the agricultural season to know about the number of products and their values in money. We will also track progress by measuring the difference in the number of agricultural inputs and outputs to know if our farmers have made a profit. We will also make a survey of people who are impacted by our project by looking at a number of people who were able to reduce poverty. Due to building strong good partnership with microfinance, government agencies to help farmers to get both capitals (loan)/grants and other assistances, it will be our responsibilities to know the number of farmers who were able to pay the loan.

Sustainability and future plans

Business model Our value Reducing poverty to farmers through getting access to markets and investors Equipping farmers with required knowledge of good agriculture practices. Becoming the top suppliers of agricultural inputs to farmers as well as output to consumers Cost reduction of unnecessary expenses through cutting cost between distributors, retailers, etc Our 1-year goals are the following Having designed platform secured with only selling and buying components and launching our service and e-commerce in English, Kinyarwanda, French and Kiswahili language to reach maximum people with technology Finding and intensification of partnership with farmers, women, unemployed youth and disabled people in agribusiness sectors with supermarkets, Agri-processing industries, consumers, Agri-input industries, truck drivers, local deliverers, government agencies, financial institutions, private investors, higher learning institution(land-grant institutions) and other stakeholders to help us to start our business venture. Addition of Investment and Learning component of the platform with contents for users and mentors. Growing to impact 20,000 users on our platform. Five years goals are the following Creating huge number of employment opportunities in generating multiple incomes to all stakeholders especially those who were neglected in getting funds for their agribusiness venture across Africa and other continents. Expanding our service to more than 1000,000 beneficiaries and stakeholders across Africa, China, England, Holland and the USA In order to perform well our business, we plan various ways for resources mobilization and funding acquisition as follows; donations and grants, selling products or services, raising investment capital, or a combination of all. Also Raising grants from stakeholders would be part of the funding program. Once we get registered from government licensing and raising investment capital will be needed to implement our solution

Your profile as an entrepreneur

My name is Jean Claude NIYOMUGABO, I am 21 years and I am Rwandan. When I started my bachelors degree in Conservation agriculture, I used to ask myself why farmers are poor while they work hard to serve our life. I visited a different part of my country to find the problems that farmers face and I have observed that in developing countries including Rwanda there are more than 200 million smallholder farmers and other farmers who live under $2/day (World Bank,2019). Most farmers are poor because they lack access to a good market for their produce as well as the market of agricultural inputs and this cause loss of harvests which is called post-harvest losses. Some of them get market from local distributors who gave them a small amount of money that is less than their investment. Those buyers get profit in only distribution while farmers get loss while there was the one who struggled with growing crop and taking care of them from seedling to harvests! Farmers lack learning and skills that are needed to do good agriculture practice that will be turned into profit, the reason why they got the poor quality of the harvest. This put the agricultural sector neglected by investors and youth so many of them still become unemployed. Speke Farms seeks to increase the connection between farmers to market for their inputs and outputs/supplying food to consumers, equipping them with knowledge for good agriculture practice as well as connecting them to investors to reduce the problem of capital in agribusiness sectors by helping farmers access to finance. This will help them to turn agriculture into a profitable business venture to eradicate poverty.

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September 21, 2020 23:27

Your idea is great!

If someone in a leadership position sees their role as "just a job", it turns out. To be an effective leader, you need the right motivation. Is it money or the status you care about, or do you sincerely want to inspire people to do their best?

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/18293/

September 11, 2020 18:33

My co contestants 2020 I welcome you all to the 65 day to 73 Day of our voting and commenting phase

As a budding entrepreneur, I think envision myself asking you much questions than scoring your creative idea via project which I have read and examine and fine it recommendable.

But now I want to ask you, are you focused?
Did you really know what motivate you as an aspiring entrepreneur?
Have you done the on line training?
Or have you under gone the major 8 courses in the online training?
Have you known that the SEC course focus on sustainable entrepreneurship?
Or inspires you in your idea nor project?
Are you unconventional?
Did you know that simplicity is the ultimate perfection?

If you are hundred percent sure of yourself, then why can you start improving on your concept finally

If NO, why did you not take the on line training courses that is free?
Why are not reading the Brains versus Capital book?

Day 65

Campus members, did you in Brazil nobody eats chicken feet? Nor do they eat them in Argentina and the other South American countries. And Brazil and Argentina are among the worlds leading producers of chickens. What happen to the chicken feet there? They are thrown away. You can imagine how the story ends. You can read all about it in a brief report in the Far Eastern Economic review Rial started coordinating the stream of chicken feet going from South America to Asia. He discovered something that already existed and ensured that the chicken feet would be used well?

Day 66

Campus member, how can you recognize that your entrepreneurial design is mature?

The answer is simple, you feel it, deep and intuitively and innately

Day 67

What does innovation really mean? Campus member, this is your question today.

Without mincing word, did you know creating something new using new combinations?

Day 68

Campus member, which of the following examples of Discovering the potential in what is already available were not mentioned in the text of the book Brains versus Capital

Campus member, the answer is the car.

Day 69

Campus member, is Function not Convention part of Brains versus Capital course or Social Entrepreneurship Course?
Please check it out in the online training now.

Day 70

If you want to deal in a product, do not ask about the details, for example about the packaging, wrapping the pallet is, retailers, wholesalers, importers, exporters or other marketing structures simply ask yourself, how can I bring the product from its source to the customer, how can I can organize the process as simply as possible and make use of components?

Campus member, is the above quote under Function, not Convention? Yes, or No?

Day 71

Campus member, is simplicity part of Function, not Convention?

Day 72

Campus member, based on Function, not Convention, is simplicity an ultimate perfection? Is simplify a good principle?
Complexity is it an entrepreneurs enemy?

Day 73

Campus member, how did Joseph Schumpeter define entrepreneurs?

The answer is a Creative destroyers

Day 74

Campus member, how do you rework an old establish process?

Campus member, the answer is that you simply have to begin by fundamentally thinking it through in a new way.

Day 75

Campus member, is Recombining what already exists part of Brains versus Capital Course or Social Entrepreneurship Course?

Check the Brains versus Capital book

September 11, 2020 18:33

My co contestants 2020 I welcome you all to the 65 day to 73 Day of our voting and commenting phase

As a budding entrepreneur, I think envision myself asking you much questions than scoring your creative idea via project which I have read and examine and fine it recommendable.

But now I want to ask you, are you focused?
Did you really know what motivate you as an aspiring entrepreneur?
Have you done the on line training?
Or have you under gone the major 8 courses in the online training?
Have you known that the SEC course focus on sustainable entrepreneurship?
Or inspires you in your idea nor project?
Are you unconventional?
Did you know that simplicity is the ultimate perfection?

If you are hundred percent sure of yourself, then why can you start improving on your concept finally

If NO, why did you not take the on line training courses that is free?
Why are not reading the Brains versus Capital book?

Day 65

Campus members, did you in Brazil nobody eats chicken feet? Nor do they eat them in Argentina and the other South American countries. And Brazil and Argentina are among the worlds leading producers of chickens. What happen to the chicken feet there? They are thrown away. You can imagine how the story ends. You can read all about it in a brief report in the Far Eastern Economic review Rial started coordinating the stream of chicken feet going from South America to Asia. He discovered something that already existed and ensured that the chicken feet would be used well?

Day 66

Campus member, how can you recognize that your entrepreneurial design is mature?

The answer is simple, you feel it, deep and intuitively and innately

Day 67

What does innovation really mean? Campus member, this is your question today.

Without mincing word, did you know creating something new using new combinations?

Day 68

Campus member, which of the following examples of Discovering the potential in what is already available were not mentioned in the text of the book Brains versus Capital

Campus member, the answer is the car.

Day 69

Campus member, is Function not Convention part of Brains versus Capital course or Social Entrepreneurship Course?
Please check it out in the online training now.

Day 70

If you want to deal in a product, do not ask about the details, for example about the packaging, wrapping the pallet is, retailers, wholesalers, importers, exporters or other marketing structures simply ask yourself, how can I bring the product from its source to the customer, how can I can organize the process as simply as possible and make use of components?

Campus member, is the above quote under Function, not Convention? Yes, or No?

Day 71

Campus member, is simplicity part of Function, not Convention?

Day 72

Campus member, based on Function, not Convention, is simplicity an ultimate perfection? Is simplify a good principle?
Complexity is it an entrepreneurs enemy?

Day 73

Campus member, how did Joseph Schumpeter define entrepreneurs?

The answer is a Creative destroyers

Day 74

Campus member, how do you rework an old establish process?

Campus member, the answer is that you simply have to begin by fundamentally thinking it through in a new way.

Day 75

Campus member, is Recombining what already exists part of Brains versus Capital Course or Social Entrepreneurship Course?

Check the Brains versus Capital book

September 10, 2020 15:56

I welcome you my co contestant to the month of September and am wishing you success in this competition.
My fellow contestant , this is my interactive guide from Day 65 to Day 74 for you.

There are painters who make a yellow spot out of the sun.
But there are other who through their artistry and intelligence
Make the sun out of a yellow spot
Campus members did you know it is PABLO PICASSO

I want you to share it to others

Day 65

Campus member who make this quote below?

The real discovery is not finding unknown territory, but seeing things with new eyes.

Do you know that is MARCEL PROUST?

Day 66

Campus member do you know how can you recognize that your entrepreneurial design is mature?

The answer is you feel it, does inspire yourself.

Day 67

Campus member do you know what does innovation really mean?

Campus member the answer is creating something new using new combination

Day 68

Campus member do you know which of the following examples of discovering the potential in what is already available were not mentioned in the text?

Campus member read Brains versus Capital, the answer is the car.

Day 69

Campus member did you know that Function not Convention is already part of the brains versus Capital source help in aspiring us to gain the vital talents and build our mindset to recognize and develop our idea and projects?

Day 70

Campus member do you know that in his wildest dreams he would not have imagined that this could be altered so radically. He told me, It was necessary to have someone like you, a total outsider, who could analyze the accustomed processes without any undue deference.

Campus member do you know you get the quote above in the book Brains versus Capital?

Day 71

Simplicity is a good principle. Complexity is the entrepreneurs enemy. If you believe that paring down the simplify are too basic, not impressive enough, and not at all ground, then remember Leonardo da Vinci

Simplicity is the ultimate perfection, campus member heck out brains versus capital

Day 72

Campus member did you know how did Joseph Schumpeter define entrepreneurs?

Campus members, he defined entrepreneurs as creative destroyers

Day 73

Campus member how do you rework an old establish process?

Campus member do you know?

The answer is you begin by fundamentally thinking it through in a new way

Day 74

Campus member do you know what is the founders enemy

Campus member the answer is complexity
Campus member I want you all to read brain vs capital.

September 4, 2020 13:38

It is important to have a clear sense of mission. Think about who will it benefit, what difference will it make, and how are you going to go about it? It helps to determine the level of social impact in the short and long term and how it will be measured and evaluated. This will also help in reaching the right audience and identifying your marketing and networking strategies.

August 29, 2020 14:03

Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.
Andrew Carnegie
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Andrew Carnegie
Today is neunundzwanzig August zweitousendundzwanzig
I am out today to constructively educate and share my educative comments in our entrepreneurial platform for my co contestants and budding entrepreneur, but preceding quotes above
Day 52
If you want to do something really interesting and revolutionary, learn to ignore your customers
Most customers function like rear view mirrors.
They are extremely conservative and boring,
Lack imagination
And do not know their own minds

Did you know who formed the quote above? Campus members I urges All of You to Search in Brains versus Capital.
Day 53
The verdict is that it is much too fast to go from initial idea directly into business administration implementation. The potential created by working through the initial idea into a well thought out and mature entrepreneurial design should not be neglected.
Which page can the above be found in the Brains versus Capital book?
Day
Did you know what is the most important for good entrepreneurial design?
Did you know the answer is systematic work?
Day 55
Did you know you are sparring partner for someone who wants to open an Upper Egyptian restaurant? What do you ask her?
Did you know you want to manage a restaurant?
Why an Upper Egyptian restaurant?
Day 56
Did you know what the most best step is after getting your initial idea?
I think entrepreneurially that it is to discover what really motivates you about the idea.
Day 57
Campus members and co contestants 2020, Did you know what is the seven techniques for working out an entrepreneurial design part of Brains versus Capital course or social entrepreneurship course?

August 28, 2020 19:12

I am back again to educate all contestants 2020 in this SUSTAINABLE FUTURE PLATFORM
Please take your time to read through and answer the below questions from me to you in this commenting and sharing phase

Day 46
Campus members did you know that laboratory on the other hand, the idea is questionable and examinable and refinable?

Please I want you to read this from Brains versus Capital.

Day 47

Our desires
Are intimations of that
That lie within us.
They are the heralds of what
We will be able to achieve

Campus members did you know that
The person who created this above?

Campus members did you know that
That it was JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE created that comment?

Day 48

Campus members did you know that according to Leonardo da Vinci, wherein lies the ultimate accomplishment?

Campus members did you know that is simplicity?

Day 49

Campus members did you know that we need to found a company?

Campus members did you know that it is well conceived and considered and matured concept?

Day 50

Campus members did you know that Tea is expensive but why?
Read Brains versus Capital

The answer is numerous intermediate trade stages.

Day 51

Campus members did you know that
Whether Finding out what really motivate the founder is the second assignment from the BvC course?

Please do it now

Day 52

Campus members did you know that, why do you want to run a restaurant? Because you are fascinated by Upper Egypt?

Please I want you all to read the book Brains versus Capital

Day 53

Campus members did you know that , most customers function like rear view mirrors.
They are extremely conservative and boring and lack imagination and do not know their own minds.

Campus members did you know that do you know how many people quoted the above quote?

Day 54

Campus members did you know that what is the most important for good entrepreneurial design?

Campus members did you know that do you know it is systematic work?

Day 55

Campus members did you know that, you are sparring partner for someone who wants to open an upper Egyptians restaurant, what do you ask her?

Campus members did you know that they are, why do you want to manage a restaurant? Why an upper Egyptian?

Day 56

What is the best next step after getting you initial idea?

Campus members did you know that it is to discover what really motivate you about this idea?

Day 57

Campus members did you know that if the seven techniques for working our an entrepreneurial design I the third assignment for the BvC course on the on line training section or not?

Please read all this and apply it to your ideas and projects and refine it and implement it and become a successful start up, thank you.

I am back again to educate all contestants 2020 in this SUSTAINABLE FUTURE PLATFORM
Please take your time to read through and answer the below questions from me to you in this commenting and sharing phase

Day 46
Campus members did you know that laboratory on the other hand, the idea is questionable and examinable and refinable?

Please I want you to read this from Brains versus Capital.

Day 47

Our desires
Are intimations of that
That lie within us.
They are the heralds of what
We will be able to achieve

Campus members did you know that
The person who created this above?

Campus members did you know that
That it was JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE created that comment?

Day 48

Campus members did you know that according to Leonardo da Vinci, wherein lies the ultimate accomplishment?

Campus members did you know that is simplicity?

Day 49

Campus members did you know that we need to found a company?

Campus members did you know that it is well conceived and considered and matured concept?

Day 50

Campus members did you know that Tea is expensive but why?
Read Brains versus Capital

The answer is numerous intermediate trade stages.

Day 51

Campus members did you know that
Whether Finding out what really motivate the founder is the second assignment from the BvC course?

Please do it now

Day 52

Campus members did you know that, why do you want to run a restaurant? Because you are fascinated by Upper Egypt?

Please I want you all to read the book Brains versus Capital

Day 53

Campus members did you know that , most customers function like rear view mirrors.
They are extremely conservative and boring and lack imagination and do not know their own minds.

Campus members did you know that do you know how many people quoted the above quote?

Day 54

Campus members did you know that what is the most important for good entrepreneurial design?

Campus members did you know that do you know it is systematic work?

Day 55

Campus members did you know that, you are sparring partner for someone who wants to open an upper Egyptians restaurant, what do you ask her?

Campus members did you know that they are, why do you want to manage a restaurant? Why an upper Egyptian?

Day 56

What is the best next step after getting you initial idea?

Campus members did you know that it is to discover what really motivate you about this idea?

Day 57

Campus members did you know that if the seven techniques for working our an entrepreneurial design I the third assignment for the BvC course on the on line training section or not?

Please read all this and apply it to your ideas and projects and refine it and implement it and become a successful start up, thank you.

I am back again to educate all contestants 2020 in this SUSTAINABLE FUTURE PLATFORM
Please take your time to read through and answer the below questions from me to you in this commenting and sharing phase

Day 46
Campus members did you know that laboratory on the other hand, the idea is questionable and examinable and refinable?

Please I want you to read this from Brains versus Capital.

Day 47

Our desires
Are intimations of that
That lie within us.
They are the heralds of what
We will be able to achieve

Campus members did you know that
The person who created this above?

Campus members did you know that
That it was JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE created that comment?

Day 48

Campus members did you know that according to Leonardo da Vinci, wherein lies the ultimate accomplishment?

Campus members did you know that is simplicity?

Day 49

Campus members did you know that we need to found a company?

Campus members did you know that it is well conceived and considered and matured concept?

Day 50

Campus members did you know that Tea is expensive but why?
Read Brains versus Capital

The answer is numerous intermediate trade stages.

Day 51

Campus members did you know that
Whether Finding out what really motivate the founder is the second assignment from the BvC course?

Please do it now

Day 52

Campus members did you know that, why do you want to run a restaurant? Because you are fascinated by Upper Egypt?

Please I want you all to read the book Brains versus Capital

Day 53

Campus members did you know that , most customers function like rear view mirrors.
They are extremely conservative and boring and lack imagination and do not know their own minds.

Campus members did you know that do you know how many people quoted the above quote?

Day 54

Campus members did you know that what is the most important for good entrepreneurial design?

Campus members did you know that do you know it is systematic work?

Day 55

Campus members did you know that, you are sparring partner for someone who wants to open an upper Egyptians restaurant, what do you ask her?

Campus members did you know that they are, why do you want to manage a restaurant? Why an upper Egyptian?

Day 56

What is the best next step after getting you initial idea?

Campus members did you know that it is to discover what really motivate you about this idea?

Day 57

Campus members did you know that if the seven techniques for working our an entrepreneurial design I the third assignment for the BvC course on the on line training section or not?

Please read all this and apply it to your ideas and projects and refine it and implement it and become a successful start up, thank you.

August 28, 2020 06:21

[email protected] SPEKE FARM, your idea is impressive. In addition to my other comments on your idea or project, I realize some of us do not think it is necessary to collaborate, vote and comment on each other ideas or projects, so, I am sharing with you the importance of us supporting each other even though we are in a competition.
As we all know, the voting process started here at the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition since 6 July and all Campus Members are excited.
But why it is important to vote one another, even if we are in a competition
When you vote and comment, you support the best ideas or projects. It is very important to give a vote to an idea or project you think is a good one and has possibilities to be implemented in the reality. Since the voting process is open to the public, some people can get undeserved votes and better ideas that are running in this competition can be left behind. That is why your votes and comments are important.

When you vote and comment, you support innovation and change. The selected ideas and projects have been selected by taking into account many criteria, among them the innovation and the change that an idea can bring to a community or country. This is very crucial for the development of poor communities and we believe change comes from youth, so if you consider any idea to be innovative, do not hesitate to VOTE for it. You can become part of change, indirectly.

When you vote and comment, you support a dream-This competition is about dreamers and young ambitious people who think they can change the world by first bringing change to their communities. Many of the accepted ideas or projects are now very important to the people who submitted them and they are hoping to get our VOTE and COMMENTS. Just a single Vote AND Comment can motivate each of us further to start implementing the ideas or projects even if they do not make it to the finals.

When you vote and comment, you give value to the world-Only people of value are able to give value to others and the world. As Einstein said once: Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. By voting and commenting the most valuable ideas or projects you are adding value and contributing to the future of many people, although this might seem very utopic at the beginning.

I hope you will derive some benefits from this.

Finally, I have voted and commented on your idea; please consider supporting my idea with your votes and comments @https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17094/

Best of luck in your implementation.

August 25, 2020 04:50

Hi Jean! I came across your article and I would like to say that you have an interesting project. I admire your passion for the vulnerable community, in your case: the farmers. I believe that your project will bring impact to more people, and changes more lives. You totally get my support and votes!

By the way, speaking about farmer and agriculture sector, my team is developing a solution related to this as well. Perhaps, you could drop a visit and share your thoughts?

Here is the link to my project
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17993/

August 24, 2020 06:52

Many social entrepreneurs build cognitive dissonance into their business models. Their beneficiaries (usually low-income families) have little in common with their customers (usually high income). My advice to you is to develop a business model in which the customer is as close to the beneficiary as possible

August 22, 2020 16:34

Your idea is good and all i can wish you is best of luck because you can launch projects and ideas and take dozens of company public but you only have one shot at being party of your youth agenda. Best of luck

August 20, 2020 17:06

Dear @SPEKE Farm. Again, your idea is a great one. However, while reading through friends ideas and projects , I discovered that some of us are yet to understand the journey we have engage ourselves on, because we are not voting others ideas or projects and not even voting our own ideas or perhaps not visiting the platform in months and it looks as if our ideas or projects are just there looking for us to attend to them; why, because this is an institution and not just a competition. So in addition to my other comments on your idea or project, I am sharing with you a letter to all entrepreneurs from one of the campus articles; meant to encourage me and you in this journey we have decided to engage ourselves. So please read and get motivated.

Dear Young Entrepreneur,
How are you and your business today
Having stepped out to start your own business, let me first say a big congratulations to you
Your life is about to change, that is it, if it has not started changing already. I am writing this letter to let you know why I think so.
I know you are very busy and if you are not, you will soon be, so let me cut to the chase. Now an entrepreneur, time means a whole lot to you. As a matter of fact, it is your most vital currency, unfortunately, though, you do not and will never have so much of it.

When I first heard that you have decided to become an entrepreneur, to chart your own course in the crazy world of business, a part of me was really excited and then the other half was a bit worried.

Let me tell you about both halves, so you know.

I was excited because you have decided to walk a path in life that many people are so scared of taking. Too many people out there have dreamt of launching out and be an entrepreneur, of turning their idea into physical reality and build a real business from it, of giving their dream a chance to happen in the marketplace, but only a few have had the guts to take that bold step. For the rest, they simply continue to sit quietly in their couch of rationalizations or pretexts and stare at the screen of their business idea with the hope that one day everything will turn out perfect and then they would get up and do something about it.

I have seen many of such folks and I suspect you know some of them. I call such people the Dreamers United Football Club and nothing more. They prefer to just dream and dream about being an entrepreneur than to take steps to become one. They have a business idea, sometimes even more than one, but they hold themselves back from taking action. In their minds, their ideas are running on full production scale, but in reality, nothing is happening. They just stay put in their comfort zones and watch the caravan of time and opportunities drive past them. Well, I really do not blame them. Truth be told, being an entrepreneur is not breeze. It comes with its own level of stress, unknowns, and fears. And who likes stress, unknowns, and fears, anyway

Yet, you looked past those factors and still chose to do this, to put yourself on the line, to defy the odds and enroll yourself in this new profession the profession of starting an enterprise and seeing it grow and add real value to the lives of people and create sustainable wealth in the process. For this, I salute you.
Think of the number of lives your business will transform. The capacity you will develop. The jobs you will create. The mouths your business will feed. The innovations it will birth. The culture it will influence. The revenues it will generate. And the great contributions it will make to national and, yes, global development. Actually, your taking this step to start is the beginning of something monumental the birthing of a great future, more like it. So, you can now see why I am excited for you, right

Having said that, let me talk to you about why I am a bit worried.
Actually, I am not here to scare you off, but neither am I here to hide the stark realities from you.
So, I will say this to you, straight up. If I push your buttons in the process, please do not mind me.
I am only doing this for your own good.

Being an entrepreneur is not childs play. This is not bread and beans I am talking about here. I am talking about real involvement and commitment on your part. Starting and building a successful enterprise requires real work and sacrifices. lots of it.
For your information, there will be long and lonely nights.
There will be days when you question your sanity for taking this step. There will be days when customers, employees, suppliers, family members, or government will not be there to encourage you and you just have to encourage yourself. There will be days when it seems like the world is spinning so fast and you just cannot seem to get a hold of things or connect the dots. Days when you do not feel the usual juice to hit the street and make a sale. Days when the eyes of your rising costs and falling profits just refuse to blink. What would you do

Yes, I agree with you. Being an entrepreneur makes you free. You are free because you are now your own boss, but, mind you, you are not free from the responsibilities that such title places on you. You can choose to wake up and go to bed anytime you like, nobody will question you, but then remember you are an entrepreneur and it is your duty to stay responsible. Responsible entrepreneurs stay true to their commitments and they operate with a certain sense of urgency in the way they approach life and their goals. As an entrepreneur, your daily habits will have to change and you must be willing to give up short term pleasures to achieve long term gains.

This is not the time to play around. So, snap out of your wet dream and smell the coffee. Nobody is going to take you by the hand and lead you all the way to your destiny, toll free. The world is too busy to pamper you to success. You must learn to paddle your own boat and tell your own story. But as you do so with focus and diligence, here is the good news, help will begin to meet you along the way.

To build a successful business, you must stay discipline in the way you manage your time and priorities, manage relationships, deal with money, take care of your health, serve your customers, and how you deal with the issues of leadership. Do not let your small beginning make you small minded. The size of your vision really matters and must be taken seriously. And then always know why you do what you do; let your purpose guide and compel you to be the best version of yourself.

Trust me, being an entrepreneur is a different kettle of fish.
As an entrepreneur, you will not only be expected to change the way you think, but also to change the way you think about the things you think about. Remember you are not the only one in the market. There are many others like you out there. In business, they are called competitors. And they are there to compete with you and win over your customers. So, you must sit up and constantly look for better ways to have your customers fall and stay in love with you. Learn from your competitors. Of course, they have a lot to teach you, but in doing so, remember that you must not lose that very thing that makes you unique. Your uniqueness is your trump card, so guard it and never lose it.

And that reminds me. Having good products is good but please do not assume that because you have good products, it will always sell itself in the market. Well, that era has come and gone. In this era, your product must not only be good but you must also learn how to sell it well.

This is the mistake most young entrepreneurs make and I really do not want you to make the same mistake. So, if you do not know how to sell, then go learn it. As a matter of fact, if you do not know anything, go out there and learn it. There are countless of quality resources and good people out there who will be willing to teach you the right stuffs. But then when they teach you, please endeavor to take consistent actions and fine tune your process because only then will you improve and produce the results you seek.

Certainly, I cannot tell you everything you need to know in this letter but I promise to always stay in touch and write to you every so often. But I hope you can find meaning in what I have told you so far and get proactive. Please do not be scared. But even if you are, not to worry. Every great entrepreneur you have heard of had once experienced fears. When I started out as an entrepreneur years ago, I had my own fears too. So, you are not alone in this. It is normal. It shows you are human. But what I can say to you is that you should not let your fears stop you. Use them to your advantage.
Approach your business with boldness and grit. Let your fears open you up for quality learning and gratitude. You can pull this off and I believe so much in you. Just stay focused and positive. Stay honest with yourself, do the work involved, and never, ever lose sight of your big picture.

I got your back on this.

Dear friend, I hope this helps in motivating you to pick up from where you stopped and keep forging ahead

Best wishes in this journey and in your implementation. Stay positive on the competition. It teaches us a lot of things to keep us sailing to the beach.

I have voted and made a comment on your idea or project; so please should you come online soon, do consider supporting my idea Eduheal with your votes and comments @ https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17805/

Thank you for supporting my idea with your votes and comments

August 15, 2020 18:16

Guten Tag to You

Today being funfzhen August, I want you consider the following questions before the main one below

Are you unconventional?
Did you really know what motivate you?
Or to be an entrepreneur?
If yes, move ahead of others questions below

Did you know that Social entrepreneurship is as important for the development of societies as entrepreneurship is for the development of the economy? ROGER MARTIN SALLY OSBURG

Page 128

Did you know The World Needs Entrepreneurs in German society, but really everywhere, there are many creative people who have good ideas they had like to implement, and who perhaps are already doing so with great commitment in political parties, associations, clubs or as volunteer? But they scarcely ever think that they could also pursue such activities in the form of entrepreneurship, with financial goals for themselves.

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The destination of humanity is the education of the individual into a harmonious work of art, a personality developed in all its talents, with a positive perspective on all aspects of the world WILHELM v HUMBOLDT

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Did you know The Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter 1883 1950, who taught at Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard universities was the first to have presented the figure of the businessman as a key element of economic life?

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Did you know when in 1784 the German philosopher Immanuel Kant answered the question, What is Enlightenment? He gave a definition that related not only to mans political emancipation, but also to his economic self liberation. According to the philosopher, Enlightenment is mans emergence from his self imposed immaturity?

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Did you know Most of the time, the customary is even more inhibiting than the repressive? ERNST BLOCH

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Did you know the development of an entrepreneurial idea is, above all, a creative process. Its engineering is comparable to an artistic creative act? KARL VESPER

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Did you know Economics is something much too important for us to leave it to the economists? Please share this to all members and contestants 2020 at your commenting phase

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Based on some concrete facts that Everyone is or can become an entrepreneur, there was an amazing interview with Professor Guenter Faltin German and Professor Muhammad Yunus Bangladesh.

Faltin What about the educational system. Usually we believe that the educational system has to equip people with the aforementioned capabilities and talents.

Yunus Not only education I would say, rather appropriate education. Some education can give you a wrong mindset. Education can train and prepare yourself to work for somebody. That is not a good education as regards entrepreneurship. Education should aim at telling the following message to the people you could do things on your own. But if you want as an option to work for somebody else, that is OK, too. You can do it yourself, you have the capability. Education should also encourage you to think and find your own talents instead of only preparing you for the necessary steps to have a little job in a company. One should not be prevented from finding out that one could have done something completely different. Education has to be at open ends so that you are aware of your opportunities. Information technology is very important in that regard as well. You have to be able to explore your own thing instead of only following what is in your textbooks and not what is beyond your textbooks. Information technology does not have a textbook so you have to design your own textbook, what you want to know about yourself, the world, what kind of thing you want to do yourself. Indeed, information technology today comes as a very powerful instrument to discover yourself.

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Faltin All the time we are busy in turning ourselves into entrepreneurs. What is your advice to us? Where should we start in order to become entrepreneurs in the Western culture?

Yunus The starting point is only at the personal level and creating institutions, educational opportunities and websites, which can be contacted by the individual people to raise questions such as What am I doing here? I could have done this, I could have done that. Why do not we explore this one a little bit more? It is about creating individuals to be themselves, discover themselves and explore themselves. That spirit of exploring oneself is the most important act. Of all the things we can do to help becoming entrepreneurs, this is the best thing we can all do.

Did you know that according to Leonardo da Vinci wherein the ultimate accomplishment lies?

Did you know that the answer is in simplicity? Check the wonderful and amazing book titled Brains beat Capital thanks bye.

August 15, 2020 18:16

Guten Tag to You

Today being funfzhen August, I want you consider the following questions before the main one below

Are you unconventional?
Did you really know what motivate you?
Or to be an entrepreneur?
If yes, move ahead of others questions below

Did you know that Social entrepreneurship is as important for the development of societies as entrepreneurship is for the development of the economy? ROGER MARTIN SALLY OSBURG

Page 128

Did you know The World Needs Entrepreneurs in German society, but really everywhere, there are many creative people who have good ideas they had like to implement, and who perhaps are already doing so with great commitment in political parties, associations, clubs or as volunteer? But they scarcely ever think that they could also pursue such activities in the form of entrepreneurship, with financial goals for themselves.

Page 133

The destination of humanity is the education of the individual into a harmonious work of art, a personality developed in all its talents, with a positive perspective on all aspects of the world WILHELM v HUMBOLDT

Page 136

Did you know The Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter 1883 1950, who taught at Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard universities was the first to have presented the figure of the businessman as a key element of economic life?

Page 137

Did you know when in 1784 the German philosopher Immanuel Kant answered the question, What is Enlightenment? He gave a definition that related not only to mans political emancipation, but also to his economic self liberation. According to the philosopher, Enlightenment is mans emergence from his self imposed immaturity?

Page 139

Did you know Most of the time, the customary is even more inhibiting than the repressive? ERNST BLOCH

Page 143

Did you know the development of an entrepreneurial idea is, above all, a creative process. Its engineering is comparable to an artistic creative act? KARL VESPER

Page 148

Did you know Economics is something much too important for us to leave it to the economists? Please share this to all members and contestants 2020 at your commenting phase

Page 149

Based on some concrete facts that Everyone is or can become an entrepreneur, there was an amazing interview with Professor Guenter Faltin German and Professor Muhammad Yunus Bangladesh.

Faltin What about the educational system. Usually we believe that the educational system has to equip people with the aforementioned capabilities and talents.

Yunus Not only education I would say, rather appropriate education. Some education can give you a wrong mindset. Education can train and prepare yourself to work for somebody. That is not a good education as regards entrepreneurship. Education should aim at telling the following message to the people you could do things on your own. But if you want as an option to work for somebody else, that is OK, too. You can do it yourself, you have the capability. Education should also encourage you to think and find your own talents instead of only preparing you for the necessary steps to have a little job in a company. One should not be prevented from finding out that one could have done something completely different. Education has to be at open ends so that you are aware of your opportunities. Information technology is very important in that regard as well. You have to be able to explore your own thing instead of only following what is in your textbooks and not what is beyond your textbooks. Information technology does not have a textbook so you have to design your own textbook, what you want to know about yourself, the world, what kind of thing you want to do yourself. Indeed, information technology today comes as a very powerful instrument to discover yourself.

Page 159

Faltin All the time we are busy in turning ourselves into entrepreneurs. What is your advice to us? Where should we start in order to become entrepreneurs in the Western culture?

Yunus The starting point is only at the personal level and creating institutions, educational opportunities and websites, which can be contacted by the individual people to raise questions such as What am I doing here? I could have done this, I could have done that. Why do not we explore this one a little bit more? It is about creating individuals to be themselves, discover themselves and explore themselves. That spirit of exploring oneself is the most important act. Of all the things we can do to help becoming entrepreneurs, this is the best thing we can all do.

Did you know that according to Leonardo da Vinci wherein the ultimate accomplishment lies?

Did you know that the answer is in simplicity? Check the wonderful and amazing book titled Brains beat Capital thanks bye.

August 15, 2020 17:49

Welcome You Today To Our Sharing Phase
I want to ask some questions
Do you take your on line training course?
How do you feel?
And if yes?
How was your experience?
If No why?

This is the time to read and reflect with my sharing of today to others.

There is much to suggest that entrepreneurs can live a freer, more intense and probably more fulfilled life than many of their contemporaries. To be sure, few people possess such extreme personalities as Richard Branson nevertheless many of the better known founders are free spirits, with a personality profile closer to artists than to managers and bookkeepers
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Entrepreneurship as an Adventure The thrill that many people seek in an adventure vacation can also be found through entrepreneurship, through innovative and at times extravagant professional work. The strains of wage labor are inadequately mitigated by the worker focus on vacation. What makes a vacation exciting for a short time could instead be used to make work more fulfilling throughout the entire year.
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Say Goodbye to Old Ways of Thinking do not draw conclusions about the future based on the past Innovative start ups are the engine for modern economies. They bring new technologies, new ideas and new concepts to the market, they maintain competitiveness, and they lead to increased productivity. On this, economic experts agree.
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Need Innovative Start ups in its country report on Germany 2005 the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor GEM points out the following innovative start ups stimulate competition, accelerate structural change and, if successful, generate growth and jobs. For a highly industrialized country like Germany, with few natural resources, they are the key variable for international competitiveness. Consequently Germany must intensify its efforts to increase innovation, in particular to foster innovative start ups, especially in knowledge intensive sectors.
Does our Educational System Teach for Entrepreneurship? In the real world of the market, decisions are always made under conditions of uncertainty. School, however, is a system of certainty. The material is preselected, published in textbooks. The teachers know the exercises, the approaches for solving the problems and the solutions themselves. Complex reality is didactically reduced and assigned to particular subjects. Thus the setting of the educational system is at odds with the demands of entrepreneurship.

Has our Entrepreneurial Spirit Emigrated? And what about the entrepreneurial spirit? With the emergence of the investor in place of the entrepreneur, the emergence of industrial policy instead of market forces and the government favoring of national champions instead of enforcing antitrust law, our entrepreneurial spirit seems to be in the process of dying out. For quite some time now the threat of mass layoffs by the major players has succeeded in extorting desired policies from the government. The ugly motto of privatize the profits and socialize the losses has begun to catch on among the public. For the little guys the risk remains as high as before extremely high, in fact. Most of them are gone within five years of start up.

Declaration of Independence
Entrepreneurship must liberate itself from the clutches of business administration. The hour of independence has struck. Allan Gibb, an outstanding personality in the field of startup research in Great Britain, goes so far as to urge that entrepreneurship be completely liberated from what he calls the business knowledge context. The significance of an intensive engagement with the concept has been pushed aside by the domineering transmission of business administration knowledge. It is necessary, says Gibb, to rescue entrepreneurship from this marginalization and to discard its customarily close connection with business administration because this is a much too restrictive pattern of thinking.
An Invitation to a Dance
Jonas Ridderstråle & Kjell Nordström, two Swedish economists, gave their book Funky Business a German subtitle that translates into something like How Smart Brains Get Capital to Dance. Their central thesis is that the new champions in economic life will be those who have ideas, even if they lack capital. The losers will be the capitalists with no ideas.
Faltin As economists we know that the cause or centre of unequal income distribution and unequal wealth distribution is due to commercial activity. That is where the problem starts. Those who are entrepreneurs usually accumulate a lot of money and others do not. So if you can increase participation in entrepreneurship that would be the decisive point to change society and all the inequality.

Yunus: Absolutely. My own feeling is all human beings can by birth become entrepreneurs. It is rooted in the person itself. But the society we have created does not allow most of the people to bring out the gift they carry inside of them. They do not know that they possess the entrepreneurial capability. They look at it in a way as I do not know what to do. I work for you because I have nothing good to discover inside of me. That is the point where society goes wrong. Society should encourage everybody to explore the potential they have inside of them. It is a wonderful gift you have and never unwrapped, never looked at and that is why you do not know. That is where we are coming from in creating the problem of inequality because your own thinking has remained little. You have not seen that you are there. If you were aware of your capabilities, you could contribute those to the society.

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Faltin But nobody believes that. You say everybody possesses the capability to engage in commercial activity, even the ones who are not highly educated and not in the hunting field. Can really everybody become an entrepreneur?
Yunus Yes. Even the beggar woman or the beggar man in the streets of Bangladesh, India or Africa has as much entrepreneurial potential inside as anybody else in the world. They simply have never opened their box to find out that it is all in there because they never knew that it is there. Society never allowed, never facilitated unwrapping that gift. In terms of potential we are all equal. Some have discovered or caught a little of that potential, others have not.
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Campus members did you know if Opening Up The Idea is the first course and assignment from the Brains versus Capital online training activities?
Please make sure you all 2020 co contestants join me and read and refine your ideas and projects bye.

August 15, 2020 17:49

Welcome You Today To Our Sharing Phase
I want to ask some questions
Do you take your on line training course?
How do you feel?
And if yes?
How was your experience?
If No why?

This is the time to read and reflect with my sharing of today to others.

There is much to suggest that entrepreneurs can live a freer, more intense and probably more fulfilled life than many of their contemporaries. To be sure, few people possess such extreme personalities as Richard Branson nevertheless many of the better known founders are free spirits, with a personality profile closer to artists than to managers and bookkeepers
Page 133
Entrepreneurship as an Adventure The thrill that many people seek in an adventure vacation can also be found through entrepreneurship, through innovative and at times extravagant professional work. The strains of wage labor are inadequately mitigated by the worker focus on vacation. What makes a vacation exciting for a short time could instead be used to make work more fulfilling throughout the entire year.
Page 134
Say Goodbye to Old Ways of Thinking do not draw conclusions about the future based on the past Innovative start ups are the engine for modern economies. They bring new technologies, new ideas and new concepts to the market, they maintain competitiveness, and they lead to increased productivity. On this, economic experts agree.
Page 134
Need Innovative Start ups in its country report on Germany 2005 the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor GEM points out the following innovative start ups stimulate competition, accelerate structural change and, if successful, generate growth and jobs. For a highly industrialized country like Germany, with few natural resources, they are the key variable for international competitiveness. Consequently Germany must intensify its efforts to increase innovation, in particular to foster innovative start ups, especially in knowledge intensive sectors.
Does our Educational System Teach for Entrepreneurship? In the real world of the market, decisions are always made under conditions of uncertainty. School, however, is a system of certainty. The material is preselected, published in textbooks. The teachers know the exercises, the approaches for solving the problems and the solutions themselves. Complex reality is didactically reduced and assigned to particular subjects. Thus the setting of the educational system is at odds with the demands of entrepreneurship.

Has our Entrepreneurial Spirit Emigrated? And what about the entrepreneurial spirit? With the emergence of the investor in place of the entrepreneur, the emergence of industrial policy instead of market forces and the government favoring of national champions instead of enforcing antitrust law, our entrepreneurial spirit seems to be in the process of dying out. For quite some time now the threat of mass layoffs by the major players has succeeded in extorting desired policies from the government. The ugly motto of privatize the profits and socialize the losses has begun to catch on among the public. For the little guys the risk remains as high as before extremely high, in fact. Most of them are gone within five years of start up.

Declaration of Independence
Entrepreneurship must liberate itself from the clutches of business administration. The hour of independence has struck. Allan Gibb, an outstanding personality in the field of startup research in Great Britain, goes so far as to urge that entrepreneurship be completely liberated from what he calls the business knowledge context. The significance of an intensive engagement with the concept has been pushed aside by the domineering transmission of business administration knowledge. It is necessary, says Gibb, to rescue entrepreneurship from this marginalization and to discard its customarily close connection with business administration because this is a much too restrictive pattern of thinking.
An Invitation to a Dance
Jonas Ridderstråle & Kjell Nordström, two Swedish economists, gave their book Funky Business a German subtitle that translates into something like How Smart Brains Get Capital to Dance. Their central thesis is that the new champions in economic life will be those who have ideas, even if they lack capital. The losers will be the capitalists with no ideas.
Faltin As economists we know that the cause or centre of unequal income distribution and unequal wealth distribution is due to commercial activity. That is where the problem starts. Those who are entrepreneurs usually accumulate a lot of money and others do not. So if you can increase participation in entrepreneurship that would be the decisive point to change society and all the inequality.

Yunus: Absolutely. My own feeling is all human beings can by birth become entrepreneurs. It is rooted in the person itself. But the society we have created does not allow most of the people to bring out the gift they carry inside of them. They do not know that they possess the entrepreneurial capability. They look at it in a way as I do not know what to do. I work for you because I have nothing good to discover inside of me. That is the point where society goes wrong. Society should encourage everybody to explore the potential they have inside of them. It is a wonderful gift you have and never unwrapped, never looked at and that is why you do not know. That is where we are coming from in creating the problem of inequality because your own thinking has remained little. You have not seen that you are there. If you were aware of your capabilities, you could contribute those to the society.

Page 158 - 159

Faltin But nobody believes that. You say everybody possesses the capability to engage in commercial activity, even the ones who are not highly educated and not in the hunting field. Can really everybody become an entrepreneur?
Yunus Yes. Even the beggar woman or the beggar man in the streets of Bangladesh, India or Africa has as much entrepreneurial potential inside as anybody else in the world. They simply have never opened their box to find out that it is all in there because they never knew that it is there. Society never allowed, never facilitated unwrapping that gift. In terms of potential we are all equal. Some have discovered or caught a little of that potential, others have not.
Page 159
Campus members did you know if Opening Up The Idea is the first course and assignment from the Brains versus Capital online training activities?
Please make sure you all 2020 co contestants join me and read and refine your ideas and projects bye.

August 14, 2020 13:53

This is a great idea! Best wishes for implementation.

I Voted for your idea, should you come online soon do consider supporting my idea as well using the link bbelow:

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/18576/#vote-container

Please support my idea with your votes and comments!
Thanks and regards

August 14, 2020 13:39

@SPEKE FARMS, Your unique selling proposition (USP) is unlikely to be purely your social mission. You need to find a way to capture how your social mission is related to the quality of your product, which is not always easy or straightforward, and good luck with your idea.

August 13, 2020 14:39

Wonderful [email protected] Farms.
To add to my earlier comment on your idea, I am sharing with you how to create a winning business model.

What Is a Business Model, Really

Everyone agrees that executives must know how business models work if their organizations are to thrive, yet there continues to be little agreement on an operating definition. Management writer Joan Magretta defined a business model as the story that explains how an enterprise works, harking back to Peter Drucker, who described it as the answer to the questions: Who is your customer, what does the customer value, and how do you deliver value at an appropriate cost.

Other experts define a business model by specifying the main characteristics of a good one. For example, Harvard Business School Clay Christensen suggests that a business model should consist of four elements: a customer value proposition, a profit formula, key resources, and key processes. Such descriptions undoubtedly help executives evaluate business models, but they impose preconceptions about what they should look like and may constrain the development of radically different ones.

Studies suggest that one component of a business model must be the choices that executives make about how the organization should operate-choices such as compensation practices, procurement contracts, location of facilities, extent of vertical integration, sales and marketing initiatives, and so on. Managerial choices, of course, have consequences. For instance, pricing affects sales volume, which, in turn, shapes the company scale economies and bargaining power both consequences. These consequences influence the company logic of value creation and value capture, so they too must have a place in the definition. In its simplest conceptualization, therefore, a business model consists of a set of managerial choices and the consequences of those choices.

Companies make three types of choices when creating business models. Policy choices determine the actions an organization takes across all its operations such as using nonunion workers, locating plants in rural areas, or encouraging employees to fly coach class. Asset choices pertain to the tangible resources a company deploys -manufacturing facilities or satellite communication systems, for instance. And governance choices refer to how a company arranges decision-making rights over the other two should we own or lease machinery. Seemingly innocuous differences in the governance of policies and assets influence their effectiveness a great deal.

Three Characteristics of a Good Business Model

How can one tell if a business model will be effective. A good one will meet three criteria.

1. Is it aligned with company goals
The choices made while designing a business model should deliver consequences that enable an organization to achieve its goals.

2. Is it self-reinforcing
The choices that executives make while creating a business model should complement one another; there must be internal consistency.

3. Is it robust
A good business model should be able to sustain its effectiveness over time by fending off four threats, identified by Pankaj Ghemawat. They are imitation such as can competitors replicate your business model; holdup -can customers, suppliers, or other players capture the value you create by flexing their bargaining power; slack -organizational complacency; and substitution- can new products decrease the value customers perceive in your products or services. Although the period of effectiveness may be shorter nowadays than it once was, robustness is still a critical parameter for effective business model.

Dear campus members, describing our business models is one of the requirements in the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship competition; Therefore, I honestly suggest that before you submit your idea or project, create time to read this article. If you have already submitted your idea or project, do remember that we still have opportunity to refine our ideas and resubmit.

I hope that you find this useful.

Also, please do create time and take the campus online trainings as the trainings are there to help campus members understand what it is to be an entrepreneur.
Finally, I have voted and commented on your idea; please consider supporting my idea with your votes and comments @https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17094/

August 12, 2020 18:07

@SPEKE FARMS. Once again, your idea is great. To add to my earlier comment on your idea, I suggest you consider the article below:

While reading articles in the platform, I discovered so many of us are yet to explore the platform as expected. So, as I read a recent post, I found out that it is quite informative and timely; not only for the competition but in our life endeavors as entrepreneurs so I decided to share it with you my friends. Happy Reading and application.

How to Promote Your Entry and Get More Votes

Almost a month has passed form the launch of the voting process for the 2020 Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition. Many of us already know that it takes some effort to get people support all the time. The voting process will help us understand why marketing is an integral component of the entrepreneurial design. Your idea or project might be great and highly beneficial to many people, but you need to get them to notice your service or product.
Getting started as a young entrepreneur is an exciting and challenging endeavor. Even if young people lack experience and knowledge, they have readiness and motivation to push through obstacles. On the other hand, it can be such an exciting opportunity for adults who did not have the opportunity to get involved with entrepreneurship in their younger years.

You have got to be crazy if you want to be an entrepreneur: you will have to work 12 to 14 hours a day, there will be no vacations in the near future, and you will have little or no private life anymore. Guenter Faltin says on his book Brains versus Capital.
When talking about successful startups and good entrepreneurial ideas, innovation can be applied both in emerging and existing industries. In other words, everywhere where there is an opportunity for growth and development.
At the initial stage, the young entrepreneur starts to feel like a Jack of all trades by switching into different roles from bookkeeping to marketing. You will notice how useful this experience is going to be when you make the first sales of your product or service.

Back to the competition. When you start promoting your idea or project for votes make sure to:
Explain how it is or will benefit your community or a specific category
Highlight what frustrating problems you are trying to solve and how you are doing it
Use emotions to make the audience notice, share, and vote for you
No matter what medium you are using, create a human voice for your product and service
Talk about the importance of sustainable entrepreneurship and how it could make the world a better place
Even though not everyone has equal access to an internet connection, there are traditional mediums that are still on trend. Print, daily papers, magazines, radio shows, podcasts, television, direct mail, telephone, and SMS are a good option if they have an audience and are cost effective.
Word of mouth marketing. It works for big brands, it will work for you too.

When promoting an idea or project, or everything, people reach out to relatives, friends, people at the school or university, local clubs, organizations. Social media will help you get more audience. Start by identifying the most popular social media sites in your region.
According to the Global Digital Report 2020 the number of
Internet users worldwide in 2020 is 4.5 billion
Social media users in 2020 are 3.8 billion
Mobile phone users in 2020 are 5.19 billion

The same survey confirms that the most popular social media around the world based on the number of users are: Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, Messenger, WeChat, Instagram, Tik Tok, QZone, Sina Weibo, Reddit, Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest and Kuaishou.
Next step. Identify what is the best type of content for each of these channels. Most people use social media for fun and relaxing. They chat with friends, look for photos, videos, and interesting content.
You can create a voice with videos and images
Cross-post across channels,
Use your hashtags
Appeal to influencers by quoting them on your promotions
Organize contests and giveaways
Share content from your friends
Ask for input
Share helpful information
Do not over post
Schedule social media posts in advance

Reminder
You need to publish your idea or project to make it eligible for the public vote. You can find it published at: Youth Competition 2020, Vote for best ideas 2020, Vote for best projects 2020; Adult Competition 2020 Vote for best ideas 2020, Vote for best projects 2020

Please I am encouraging you friends to also read the articles. It is not all about the competition but the knowledge shared and acquired from this campus is awesome.
Please do not miss out.

Finally, consider enrolling in the campus online training. This will help you improve on your entrepreneurial skills and derive the necessary motivation to keep forging ahead in the entrepreneurial journey even in the face of difficulties

Also, I have discovered that some of us do not understand that we have 15 minutes from July 6th to vote for our ideas or projects and vote for others as well if necessary. But at least we can vote for ourselves every day because in the campus competition, number of votes and comments gotten is one of the requirements for being a finalist and actually winning apart from the quality of a member concept. Please try to be an active participant while in the campus.

I hope this helps as we are currently voting and commenting

Please I have commented on your project and will vote if I have not done that; should you come online soon, do consider supporting my idea Eduheal with your vote and comment @https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17805/

Thank you for supporting my idea with your votes and comments

Best wishes on your implementation

August 12, 2020 18:07

@SPEKE FARMS. Once again, your idea is great. To add to my earlier comment on your idea, I suggest you consider the article below:

While reading articles in the platform, I discovered so many of us are yet to explore the platform as expected. So, as I read a recent post, I found out that it is quite informative and timely; not only for the competition but in our life endeavors as entrepreneurs so I decided to share it with you my friends. Happy Reading and application.

How to Promote Your Entry and Get More Votes

Almost a month has passed form the launch of the voting process for the 2020 Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition. Many of us already know that it takes some effort to get people support all the time. The voting process will help us understand why marketing is an integral component of the entrepreneurial design. Your idea or project might be great and highly beneficial to many people, but you need to get them to notice your service or product.
Getting started as a young entrepreneur is an exciting and challenging endeavor. Even if young people lack experience and knowledge, they have readiness and motivation to push through obstacles. On the other hand, it can be such an exciting opportunity for adults who did not have the opportunity to get involved with entrepreneurship in their younger years.

You have got to be crazy if you want to be an entrepreneur: you will have to work 12 to 14 hours a day, there will be no vacations in the near future, and you will have little or no private life anymore. Guenter Faltin says on his book Brains versus Capital.
When talking about successful startups and good entrepreneurial ideas, innovation can be applied both in emerging and existing industries. In other words, everywhere where there is an opportunity for growth and development.
At the initial stage, the young entrepreneur starts to feel like a Jack of all trades by switching into different roles from bookkeeping to marketing. You will notice how useful this experience is going to be when you make the first sales of your product or service.

Back to the competition. When you start promoting your idea or project for votes make sure to:
Explain how it is or will benefit your community or a specific category
Highlight what frustrating problems you are trying to solve and how you are doing it
Use emotions to make the audience notice, share, and vote for you
No matter what medium you are using, create a human voice for your product and service
Talk about the importance of sustainable entrepreneurship and how it could make the world a better place
Even though not everyone has equal access to an internet connection, there are traditional mediums that are still on trend. Print, daily papers, magazines, radio shows, podcasts, television, direct mail, telephone, and SMS are a good option if they have an audience and are cost effective.
Word of mouth marketing. It works for big brands, it will work for you too.

When promoting an idea or project, or everything, people reach out to relatives, friends, people at the school or university, local clubs, organizations. Social media will help you get more audience. Start by identifying the most popular social media sites in your region.
According to the Global Digital Report 2020 the number of
Internet users worldwide in 2020 is 4.5 billion
Social media users in 2020 are 3.8 billion
Mobile phone users in 2020 are 5.19 billion

The same survey confirms that the most popular social media around the world based on the number of users are: Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, Messenger, WeChat, Instagram, Tik Tok, QZone, Sina Weibo, Reddit, Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest and Kuaishou.
Next step. Identify what is the best type of content for each of these channels. Most people use social media for fun and relaxing. They chat with friends, look for photos, videos, and interesting content.
You can create a voice with videos and images
Cross-post across channels,
Use your hashtags
Appeal to influencers by quoting them on your promotions
Organize contests and giveaways
Share content from your friends
Ask for input
Share helpful information
Do not over post
Schedule social media posts in advance

Reminder
You need to publish your idea or project to make it eligible for the public vote. You can find it published at: Youth Competition 2020, Vote for best ideas 2020, Vote for best projects 2020; Adult Competition 2020 Vote for best ideas 2020, Vote for best projects 2020

Please I am encouraging you friends to also read the articles. It is not all about the competition but the knowledge shared and acquired from this campus is awesome.
Please do not miss out.

Finally, consider enrolling in the campus online training. This will help you improve on your entrepreneurial skills and derive the necessary motivation to keep forging ahead in the entrepreneurial journey even in the face of difficulties

Also, I have discovered that some of us do not understand that we have 15 minutes from July 6th to vote for our ideas or projects and vote for others as well if necessary. But at least we can vote for ourselves every day because in the campus competition, number of votes and comments gotten is one of the requirements for being a finalist and actually winning apart from the quality of a member concept. Please try to be an active participant while in the campus.

I hope this helps as we are currently voting and commenting

Please I have commented on your project and will vote if I have not done that; should you come online soon, do consider supporting my idea Eduheal with your vote and comment @https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17805/

Thank you for supporting my idea with your votes and comments

Best wishes on your implementation

August 12, 2020 18:07

@SPEKE FARMS. Once again, your idea is great. To add to my earlier comment on your idea, I suggest you consider the article below:

While reading articles in the platform, I discovered so many of us are yet to explore the platform as expected. So, as I read a recent post, I found out that it is quite informative and timely; not only for the competition but in our life endeavors as entrepreneurs so I decided to share it with you my friends. Happy Reading and application.

How to Promote Your Entry and Get More Votes

Almost a month has passed form the launch of the voting process for the 2020 Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition. Many of us already know that it takes some effort to get people support all the time. The voting process will help us understand why marketing is an integral component of the entrepreneurial design. Your idea or project might be great and highly beneficial to many people, but you need to get them to notice your service or product.
Getting started as a young entrepreneur is an exciting and challenging endeavor. Even if young people lack experience and knowledge, they have readiness and motivation to push through obstacles. On the other hand, it can be such an exciting opportunity for adults who did not have the opportunity to get involved with entrepreneurship in their younger years.

You have got to be crazy if you want to be an entrepreneur: you will have to work 12 to 14 hours a day, there will be no vacations in the near future, and you will have little or no private life anymore. Guenter Faltin says on his book Brains versus Capital.
When talking about successful startups and good entrepreneurial ideas, innovation can be applied both in emerging and existing industries. In other words, everywhere where there is an opportunity for growth and development.
At the initial stage, the young entrepreneur starts to feel like a Jack of all trades by switching into different roles from bookkeeping to marketing. You will notice how useful this experience is going to be when you make the first sales of your product or service.

Back to the competition. When you start promoting your idea or project for votes make sure to:
Explain how it is or will benefit your community or a specific category
Highlight what frustrating problems you are trying to solve and how you are doing it
Use emotions to make the audience notice, share, and vote for you
No matter what medium you are using, create a human voice for your product and service
Talk about the importance of sustainable entrepreneurship and how it could make the world a better place
Even though not everyone has equal access to an internet connection, there are traditional mediums that are still on trend. Print, daily papers, magazines, radio shows, podcasts, television, direct mail, telephone, and SMS are a good option if they have an audience and are cost effective.
Word of mouth marketing. It works for big brands, it will work for you too.

When promoting an idea or project, or everything, people reach out to relatives, friends, people at the school or university, local clubs, organizations. Social media will help you get more audience. Start by identifying the most popular social media sites in your region.
According to the Global Digital Report 2020 the number of
Internet users worldwide in 2020 is 4.5 billion
Social media users in 2020 are 3.8 billion
Mobile phone users in 2020 are 5.19 billion

The same survey confirms that the most popular social media around the world based on the number of users are: Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, Messenger, WeChat, Instagram, Tik Tok, QZone, Sina Weibo, Reddit, Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest and Kuaishou.
Next step. Identify what is the best type of content for each of these channels. Most people use social media for fun and relaxing. They chat with friends, look for photos, videos, and interesting content.
You can create a voice with videos and images
Cross-post across channels,
Use your hashtags
Appeal to influencers by quoting them on your promotions
Organize contests and giveaways
Share content from your friends
Ask for input
Share helpful information
Do not over post
Schedule social media posts in advance

Reminder
You need to publish your idea or project to make it eligible for the public vote. You can find it published at: Youth Competition 2020, Vote for best ideas 2020, Vote for best projects 2020; Adult Competition 2020 Vote for best ideas 2020, Vote for best projects 2020

Please I am encouraging you friends to also read the articles. It is not all about the competition but the knowledge shared and acquired from this campus is awesome.
Please do not miss out.

Finally, consider enrolling in the campus online training. This will help you improve on your entrepreneurial skills and derive the necessary motivation to keep forging ahead in the entrepreneurial journey even in the face of difficulties

Also, I have discovered that some of us do not understand that we have 15 minutes from July 6th to vote for our ideas or projects and vote for others as well if necessary. But at least we can vote for ourselves every day because in the campus competition, number of votes and comments gotten is one of the requirements for being a finalist and actually winning apart from the quality of a member concept. Please try to be an active participant while in the campus.

I hope this helps as we are currently voting and commenting

Please I have commented on your project and will vote if I have not done that; should you come online soon, do consider supporting my idea Eduheal with your vote and comment @https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17805/

Thank you for supporting my idea with your votes and comments

Best wishes on your implementation

August 9, 2020 18:34

Most social entrepreneurs think big, and that\'s a good thing. You\'re someone who wants to impact the world in the most meaningful way possible. wish you best of luck

August 8, 2020 15:33

August 8, 2020

Halo Co Contestants today is Acht August zweithousend und zwanzig
This week I want you to read through this comment and make your best of it to examine and refine your ideas and projects but consider these vital questions first
Are you sure you are a creative destroyer?
Are you sure your focus point is the concept of your idea?
Are you unconventional as well as your idea or project?
Did you know about the three triple bottom line?
Are you sure you are ready to turn tour enterprise into fun and work?

With Brains versus Capital book you will whimsically find these answers

Day 28 of Voting and Commenting Phase is here for All Contestants to Read and Refine their Ideas and Projects for Implementation

We need to show how the new perspectives opened up by entrepreneurship enable broad and active participation in the economy. Not just on some abstract, theoretical level, but with practical examples that the rest of us can emulate. It would be a shame if we were to leave these opportunities to the still elatively small number of business founders and their investors who occupy the playing field today. Even in the field of fashion, I can imagine devising our own brands, custom tailored to ourselves. In part, this is because I would like to be a brand of my own, instead of being forced to purchase my image, respectability or attractiveness by means of expensive watches and exclusive brand name trousers and shirts. The other reason is that I had the good fortune to meet Professor Kambartel, at one time a professor of philosophy at the University of Constance.Kambartel always wore the same light colored trousers and a practical shirt equipped with many pockets. He explained that he did not want to spend his limited time on earth on something as silly as poking around in the mens department of a department store. If he found something he liked, then on his next visit it would not be there anymore. So he had decided to buy multiples of an item all at once, instead of starting over again every time he had a need for clothes.

Day 29 of Voting and Commenting Phase is here for All Contestants to Read and Refine their Ideas and Projects for Implementation
One day in December I ran into a man making his way down the street dressed as a Christmas tree with lights. Baffled, I stopped and looked. Children were pointing at him, shoppers carrying Christmas gifts turned to look at him. I followed along a few steps behind him, then congratulated him on his costume and asked about his motive. Grinning, he told me, I sell candles since I got this costume, I really standout. I invited him to the university so that I could get my students to come up with their own ideas instead of putting their trust in marketing textbooks. He actually showed up, with a TV crew close on his heels. They only wanted pictures of him; they paid no attention to me. Instant stardom

Day 30 of Voting and Commenting Phase is here for All Contestants to Read and Refine their Ideas and Projects for Implementation
9.1 Stand Up for Something Support a Cause

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal

ALBERT EINSTEIN

Day 31 of Voting and Commenting Phase is here for All Contestants to Read and Refine their Ideas and Projects for Implementation
Above all, you want to create something you are proud of. That has always been my philosophy of business. I can honestly say that I have never gone into any business purely to make money. If that is the sole motive, then I believe you are better off doing nothing, commented Virgin founder Richard Branson. A business has to be involving; it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.

Day 32 of Voting and Commenting Phase is here for All Contestants to Read and Refine their Ideas and Projects for Implementation
9.3 Social Entrepreneurship

The idea of social entrepreneurship is gaining ground around the world. This is probably because the concept of commitment to a social cause is linked to the idea of entrepreneurial initiatives, purposeful organization and disciplined cost management on the part of companies. Something along the lines of Richard Branson and Mother Teresa in one and the same person. Moreover, the concept responds to a movement that acknowledges that governments, administrations and existing social organizations do not seem to be coming to grips with certain types of problems, whether because they function inefficiently, are administering rather than satisfying social needs, or because they are simply rigid and obsolete. We need, so goes the thesis, social entrepreneurs, who with new approaches to complex new problems will find and implement suitable answers. The term social entrepreneurship is new, but the concept is not. There have always been social entrepreneurs, and many of our institutions originated because of them. Back in the 19th century, Friedrich von Bodelschwingh created the Bethel Institute in Germany, a world renowned social enterprise that functioned according to economic principles and operated its own artisan workshops, its own electric and water supply, its own schools and training centers. The founder of the Red Cross, Henri Dunant, was most certainly a social entrepreneur, as was Mother Teresa in Calcutta.

Day 33 of Voting and Commenting Phase is here for All Contestants to Read and Refine their Ideas and Projects for Implementation
It is also true that social entrepreneurs are pioneers who work with new approaches instead of attempting to improve existing processes through minor changes. So it is not a matter of what the English speaking world calls best practice, but rather of creating new concepts to solve social problems. Muhammad Yunus is a good example. His Grameen Bank with its microcredit revolutionized the understanding and practice of granting loans. Prior to Yunus, the poor were not deemed creditworthy but, perhaps even more importantly, they were not profitable customers for the banks even if they did repay their loans, because in the conventional banking system very small loans created a disproportionately high administrative burden. And of course no one believed that the poor possessed the skills needed by entrepreneurs. Yunus created a totally new approach, proving that the poor are a good credit risk and that it is possible to create a system that is mostly self financing that charges and collects interest and is applicable internationally. Anyone familiar with the Yunus story knows that he began with a loan of about 27 dollars, a ridiculously small sum by our standards, to help 42 women achieve micro entrepreneurship that is a little bit more than 50 cents per project, and that without exception all the borrowers repaid their loans. I invite you to join me in thinking how we might better understand this new discipline of social entrepreneurship and how to better publicize its opportunities and conditions.

Day 34 of Voting and Commenting Phase is here for All Contestants to Read and Refine their Ideas and Projects for Implementation
BOSCHEE McCLURG Profits yes or no? I am afraid this question would not get us any further. We have to delve more deeply into the motivations of the actors. Let me share a little story to illuminate this issue. Harvard, July 1998. Howard Stevenson, professor of entrepreneurship, is reporting on a new teaching module for this venerable institution. Ethical conduct, he says, is now a component of management education. You cannot start teaching these principles to your economics students soon enough. He stresses emphatically how important the ethical conduct of its students is to an educational institution especially after the numerous corporate scandals in the US. Then Stevenson stops speaking. Theres a long pause. A few of his listeners grow uneasy, especially as the professor stands before them red faced and looking somewhat unwell. He simply stands there, silently. Perhaps a minute passes, an eternity. As his audience starts to become concerned, he calmly continues, Is there anyone here in this room foolish enough to believe you could do it like this? Create ethical conduct through instruction? Have not there been many others preaching ethics before? Professor Stevenson was right it is not that simple. Stevenson proposed that we examine the situation more closely, analyze the motives and try to figure out how we can create a win win situation.

Kindly cast your vote for Germany dovetail Nigeria and follow this simple link https www entrepreneurship campus org ideas 26 17721 and NIGERIAN BIONEERS GREEN RIBBON https www entrepreneurship campus org ideas 26 17403
Kind regards for your votes via comments for me

August 8, 2020 15:33

August 8, 2020

Halo Co Contestants today is Acht August zweithousend und zwanzig
This week I want you to read through this comment and make your best of it to examine and refine your ideas and projects but consider these vital questions first
Are you sure you are a creative destroyer?
Are you sure your focus point is the concept of your idea?
Are you unconventional as well as your idea or project?
Did you know about the three triple bottom line?
Are you sure you are ready to turn tour enterprise into fun and work?

With Brains versus Capital book you will whimsically find these answers

Day 28 of Voting and Commenting Phase is here for All Contestants to Read and Refine their Ideas and Projects for Implementation

We need to show how the new perspectives opened up by entrepreneurship enable broad and active participation in the economy. Not just on some abstract, theoretical level, but with practical examples that the rest of us can emulate. It would be a shame if we were to leave these opportunities to the still elatively small number of business founders and their investors who occupy the playing field today. Even in the field of fashion, I can imagine devising our own brands, custom tailored to ourselves. In part, this is because I would like to be a brand of my own, instead of being forced to purchase my image, respectability or attractiveness by means of expensive watches and exclusive brand name trousers and shirts. The other reason is that I had the good fortune to meet Professor Kambartel, at one time a professor of philosophy at the University of Constance.Kambartel always wore the same light colored trousers and a practical shirt equipped with many pockets. He explained that he did not want to spend his limited time on earth on something as silly as poking around in the mens department of a department store. If he found something he liked, then on his next visit it would not be there anymore. So he had decided to buy multiples of an item all at once, instead of starting over again every time he had a need for clothes.

Day 29 of Voting and Commenting Phase is here for All Contestants to Read and Refine their Ideas and Projects for Implementation
One day in December I ran into a man making his way down the street dressed as a Christmas tree with lights. Baffled, I stopped and looked. Children were pointing at him, shoppers carrying Christmas gifts turned to look at him. I followed along a few steps behind him, then congratulated him on his costume and asked about his motive. Grinning, he told me, I sell candles since I got this costume, I really standout. I invited him to the university so that I could get my students to come up with their own ideas instead of putting their trust in marketing textbooks. He actually showed up, with a TV crew close on his heels. They only wanted pictures of him; they paid no attention to me. Instant stardom

Day 30 of Voting and Commenting Phase is here for All Contestants to Read and Refine their Ideas and Projects for Implementation
9.1 Stand Up for Something Support a Cause

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal

ALBERT EINSTEIN

Day 31 of Voting and Commenting Phase is here for All Contestants to Read and Refine their Ideas and Projects for Implementation
Above all, you want to create something you are proud of. That has always been my philosophy of business. I can honestly say that I have never gone into any business purely to make money. If that is the sole motive, then I believe you are better off doing nothing, commented Virgin founder Richard Branson. A business has to be involving; it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.

Day 32 of Voting and Commenting Phase is here for All Contestants to Read and Refine their Ideas and Projects for Implementation
9.3 Social Entrepreneurship

The idea of social entrepreneurship is gaining ground around the world. This is probably because the concept of commitment to a social cause is linked to the idea of entrepreneurial initiatives, purposeful organization and disciplined cost management on the part of companies. Something along the lines of Richard Branson and Mother Teresa in one and the same person. Moreover, the concept responds to a movement that acknowledges that governments, administrations and existing social organizations do not seem to be coming to grips with certain types of problems, whether because they function inefficiently, are administering rather than satisfying social needs, or because they are simply rigid and obsolete. We need, so goes the thesis, social entrepreneurs, who with new approaches to complex new problems will find and implement suitable answers. The term social entrepreneurship is new, but the concept is not. There have always been social entrepreneurs, and many of our institutions originated because of them. Back in the 19th century, Friedrich von Bodelschwingh created the Bethel Institute in Germany, a world renowned social enterprise that functioned according to economic principles and operated its own artisan workshops, its own electric and water supply, its own schools and training centers. The founder of the Red Cross, Henri Dunant, was most certainly a social entrepreneur, as was Mother Teresa in Calcutta.

Day 33 of Voting and Commenting Phase is here for All Contestants to Read and Refine their Ideas and Projects for Implementation
It is also true that social entrepreneurs are pioneers who work with new approaches instead of attempting to improve existing processes through minor changes. So it is not a matter of what the English speaking world calls best practice, but rather of creating new concepts to solve social problems. Muhammad Yunus is a good example. His Grameen Bank with its microcredit revolutionized the understanding and practice of granting loans. Prior to Yunus, the poor were not deemed creditworthy but, perhaps even more importantly, they were not profitable customers for the banks even if they did repay their loans, because in the conventional banking system very small loans created a disproportionately high administrative burden. And of course no one believed that the poor possessed the skills needed by entrepreneurs. Yunus created a totally new approach, proving that the poor are a good credit risk and that it is possible to create a system that is mostly self financing that charges and collects interest and is applicable internationally. Anyone familiar with the Yunus story knows that he began with a loan of about 27 dollars, a ridiculously small sum by our standards, to help 42 women achieve micro entrepreneurship that is a little bit more than 50 cents per project, and that without exception all the borrowers repaid their loans. I invite you to join me in thinking how we might better understand this new discipline of social entrepreneurship and how to better publicize its opportunities and conditions.

Day 34 of Voting and Commenting Phase is here for All Contestants to Read and Refine their Ideas and Projects for Implementation
BOSCHEE McCLURG Profits yes or no? I am afraid this question would not get us any further. We have to delve more deeply into the motivations of the actors. Let me share a little story to illuminate this issue. Harvard, July 1998. Howard Stevenson, professor of entrepreneurship, is reporting on a new teaching module for this venerable institution. Ethical conduct, he says, is now a component of management education. You cannot start teaching these principles to your economics students soon enough. He stresses emphatically how important the ethical conduct of its students is to an educational institution especially after the numerous corporate scandals in the US. Then Stevenson stops speaking. Theres a long pause. A few of his listeners grow uneasy, especially as the professor stands before them red faced and looking somewhat unwell. He simply stands there, silently. Perhaps a minute passes, an eternity. As his audience starts to become concerned, he calmly continues, Is there anyone here in this room foolish enough to believe you could do it like this? Create ethical conduct through instruction? Have not there been many others preaching ethics before? Professor Stevenson was right it is not that simple. Stevenson proposed that we examine the situation more closely, analyze the motives and try to figure out how we can create a win win situation.

Kindly cast your vote for Germany dovetail Nigeria and follow this simple link https www entrepreneurship campus org ideas 26 17721 and NIGERIAN BIONEERS GREEN RIBBON https www entrepreneurship campus org ideas 26 17403
Kind regards for your votes via comments for me

August 8, 2020 15:13

I Emmanuel/Ekpenyong want to share with you vital comment that will help you to refined your idea and comment to a successful implementation.

My Co contestants I want to ask you a question
Have you take your time to undergo the on line training?
What of the BvC Course?
What of the SEC cource?

If not read this my comments to help you refine and implement your budding startup successfully
Day 28 of Commenting Phase and sharing with my Co contestants to use it and refine their projects and ideas
The Idea of Building with Bottles

What comes to mind when you see a bottle? You will find the design of the bottle attractive or not; perhaps the color appeals to you, or perhaps you consider whether it might work as a decorative element. I have often thought about these designs and asked myself why no one has developed a much more obvious form, that is, a form that would permit bottles to be used as building blocks. One might consider glass, but also PET or earthenware as materials. Glass blocks would be particularly suitable for Central Europe since our region is short on light and warmth. Clear glass bottles offer both. Put together to form walls, they would create rooms with lots of light, and double or triple glass windows would insulate well. Instead of melting the glass to recycle it, you would give the bottles a second economic life, and an extraordinary one at that. The whole thing would be free an ideal building material. Squared into blocks, with the neck of one bottle inserted into the base of the next bottle, the glass bottles would fit together securely. I am not thinking of those unimaginative glass brick walls from the 1960s, but of very clear, high quality bottles that would make it possible to construct an aesthetically pleasant building. To prevent overheating the rooms, you could cover the walls with plants on the outside. People planning to build themselves a house would drink out of rationally designed bottles for as long as it took to collect the building material. That material would not be financed by a bank but would come from your own storage space, or if you yourself were not planning to build, some publicly accessible space
Where people could put their bottles so that other people who wanted to build could get them as free building material. I see whole villages arising before my eyes, created out of imaginatively shaped igloos or houses with vertical glass walls and wooden roof beams, all taking advantage of light and warmth.

Day 29 of Commenting Phase and sharing with my Co contestants to use it and refine their projects and ideas
The first intelligent step in the direction of entrepreneurship is not to identify where we could earn money, but rather to discover what ideas and visions of our own we can generate. Entrepreneurship has the potential to be much more than self employment a passion, a journey of self discovery, evens a calling; a challenge to commit yourself to your own dreams, to achieve self realization in your work and to accomplish something great. Achieving economic success will follow, because what we do out of inner conviction and with all our strength will be work of the highest quality we are capable of. Recent neurobiological research even suggests that what we do with passion enhances the quality of certain brain functions. To begin with, there has to be an idea. What is missing where? What do I want to improve? What am I shooting for?

Day 30 of Commenting Phase and sharing with my Co contestants to use it and refine their projects and ideas
Above all, you want to create something you are proud of. That has always been my philosophy of business. I can honestly say that I have never gone into any business purely to make money. If that is the sole motive, then I believe you are better off doing nothing, commented Virgin founder Richard Branson. A business has to be involving; it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.

Day 31 of Commenting Phase and sharing with my Co contestants to use it and refine their projects and ideas
Muhammad Yunus is a good example. His Grameen Bank with its microcredit revolutionized the understanding and practice of granting loans. Prior to Yunus, the poor were not deemed creditworthy but, perhaps even more importantly, they were not profitable customers for the banks even if they did repay their loans, because in the conventional banking system very small loans created a disproportionately high administrative burden. And of course no one believed that the poor possessed the skills needed by entrepreneurs. Yunus created a totally new approach, proving that the poor are a good credit risk and that it is possible to create a system that is mostly self financing that charges and collects interest and is applicable internationally. Anyone familiar with the Yunus story knows that he began with a loan of about 27 dollars, a ridiculously small sum by our standards, to help 42 women achieve micro entrepreneurship i.e. a little bit more than 50 cents per project, and that without exception all the borrowers repaid their loans.
Day 32 of Commenting Phase and sharing with my Co contestants to use it and refine their projects and ideas
Must you be Born an Entrepreneur?
Do you have to be born an entrepreneur? It is a widespread view that an entrepreneur must possess a whole array of personality traits if he wants to be successful. Assertiveness, self sufficiency (high internal locus of control, business skills and expertise, tenacity, rhetorical ability, and more. This all sounds very reasonable. Nonetheless, it is not true. There have been numerous empirical studies, particularly in the USA, which ask what personality traits make a successful entrepreneur. It turned out in these studies that there is no empirical evidence for these apparently reasonable character traits. Surprisingly, the traits approach shows no specific traits for successful startup entrepreneurs. In spite of intensive research it has not yet been possible to identify either a single personality trait or a composite of character traits by which you could predict either start up activities or their success. There are no predetermined character traits for startup entrepreneurs that would permit a prediction of their business success. The notion that qualities like assertiveness and leadership skills evolve over time is not unreasonable, but it would be wrong to regard these traits as the basis for success and assume that they are indispensible from the start. It follows that many more individuals are qualified to become business founders than is generally thought, and we can cast the net much wider when it comes to thinking about a broader, more open entrepreneurial culture. Entrepreneurship is not a specialized field accessible to only the few and with entrée only through a set of special skills. No exceptional traits are required up front for you to succeed as a founder.

Day 33 of Commenting Phase and sharing with my Co contestants to use it and refine their projects and ideas

Gradually little entrepreneurial concepts started peeling out of the group. A number of the students rode motor scooters and had financial problems when their scooters were in the repair shop. Could not you fix them yourself? Not really, but there were friends and acquaintances who could help you. The idea of a scooter repair shop was taking form. A number of the students had already purchased replacement parts and tried to put them in themselves. Now they could buy these parts together, maybe at a wholesaler, and save money. Another member of the group chimed in, Every time I want to drink a cola it is awfully expensive. But we could drink our own colas at the repair friends stop by, we could sell those cola much cheaper than at the stand. A scooter repair shop with beverage service
Day 34 of Commenting Phase and sharing with my Co contestants to use it and refine their projects and ideas
Attempts to determine through tests who are suited to be a business founder have also been fruitless. The evidence suggests that the skills we ascribe to founders arise only through the process, that is, in the course of running the business. I can confirm this from my own observations. More than once I have seen that people without apparent promise have turned out to be exceptional at starting up their own companies. Convinced that they have a well thought out and dynamic concept, they put it into practice with great will and tenacity.

Take, for example, my student Kurt. He was obsessed with the idea that he could make rock concerts cheaper so that young people without much money could attend them. His idea was to have performances by groups that did not yet have big names, but which he believed were promising new directions in rock
Please kindly cast and comment my idea and project tiled Electricity for everyone with this links https www entrepreneurship campus org ideas 26 16940 and www entrepreneurship campus org ideas 28 17040 thank you

August 5, 2020 15:01

Impressive project @SPEKE FARMS. Your project assisting farmers to sell their produce online and offline is laudable. Most farmers gain small for huge investment due to lack of market and valus chain issues. To add to your solution, I suggest you consider the following:
Linking your beneficiaaries to the youth citizen entrepreneur competition to gain knowledge from the training and other resoures available in the platform
there are so many business selling goods for rural farmers, how are you going to make yours different from the existing ones

finally, consider taking the campus online training as the trainings will assist you open up your project for further refining.
Please I have voted and commented on your project; do consider supportinh my idea with your votes and comments @entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17094/

Best of luck in your implementation

August 4, 2020 17:00

After reading about the project you proposed, I would like to say that it is a wonderful and fantastic project that support women, farmers, unemployed youth and disabled
as it goes in line with the goals of the United Nation.

The Sdg's are a collection of 17 global goals designed to be a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. Please try to enrol for the Brain Versus Capital Course and also the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Course in the campus so as to make your project environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

Please vote and comment for my idea too in the campus community "Promoting a healthy lifestyle" (https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/18364) as it aims to achieve SDG 1, 2, 3 and 8

August 4, 2020 15:17

Fantastic project @SPEKE FARMS. Your project connecting farmers, women, unemployed youth and disabled people in agribusiness sectors with supermarkets, Agri-processing industries, consumers, Agri-input industries, truck drivers, local deliverers, government agencies, financial institutions, private investors, higher learning institution(land-grant institutions) and other stakeholders is plausible. To add to your solution, I suggest you consider the following to further refine your project for a successful implementation:

Your description need to provide how you intend to promote your business, raise funds for sustainability and whom you are collaborating with. I suggest you think of this.
Also consider taking the campus online trainings as there will help you refine your project for a successful implementation.

Please I have commented on your project, do consider supporting me with your votes and comments @https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17805/

Best wishes on your implementation

August 4, 2020 03:24

While embarking on a quest to change the world may feel lonely, it is important to remember that social entrepreneurship is a team sport, and other people are willing to help. Social entrepreneurs need to stay open and attentive to potential partnership and collaboration opportunities. In many cases, collaborative initiatives and joint-ventures can achieve social/business goals much more effectively than solo endeavors.