Making a Difference and Running a Business: A Simple Guide

If you have been dreaming about having a job caring for people or supporting vulnerable individuals, you should be looking out for opportunities that fulfill your personal mission and help the community. You might be a caring and compassionate person, and build your business around what you really care about. The below guide will tell you how to find a business opportunity that will make you content, happy, and feeling like you have a purpose in life.

Do What You Love Doing

If you already have a passion in life, you can turn it into a business. You might already volunteer at your local community center giving people free advice. You could do the same as a business, and provide confidential and affordable legal advice for the community.

This type of business can be profitable and very rewarding. You will feel like you are making a difference while earning a living. You already know a lot of things about the service you are about to provide, so it will be easier to get started than with something new.  

Look Out for Social Enterprise Projects

You might want to set up a social enterprise, instead of a profitable business. You will still be able to make a profit, but your business will be focused around one social issue and provide solutions for people who face the same difficulties. When starting a social enterprise, you can get government funding and investment from large organizations.

Engage with Your Community

To find out which services are in demand in your area, engage with the public. Go to local meetings, and find out more about the issues people in your neighborhood are facing. If elderly people are facing challenges in your city, you can start a senior care franchise to make their life easier. Engage with industry leaders and researchers who can give you more insight about the area you are about to get started in.

“ACM – Alliance for Community Media 2013” by FS1 – Community TV Salzburg is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Set Up Your Own Charity

You can run a profitable business, and create a charity on the site, so you can give back to the community. Creating a charity can be beneficial for building a strong corporate culture, and bring your workers together. It will also help you create a great working environment and define a corporate vision and mission.

“Generic charity” by Sascha Pohflepp is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Donate a Percentage of Your Business Profits

If you decide to have a profit-oriented business, you can still give back to the community. Create a pricing and business model that automatically allocates a percentage of your profits to different charities. Let your colleagues and customers choose which organizations you support each year, and you can do some good, while earning a living and providing employment for people.

Having a personal mission and building a business can go hand in hand. You can choose a profession that you feel strongly about and give back to the community at the same time. Look out for social issues and problems you can build a strong business model around, or set up a social enterprise to create a better future for your community.

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