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The Article:Social Entrepreneur Straddles Two Cultures, Ultimately Succeeds In Both
The Scoop: For some social entrepreneurs, cultural duality can be a real benefit in understanding the needs and perspectives of those they’re trying to help.
The Article:Six Questions To Ask Before You Invest In A Social Enterprise
The Publisher:Fast Company
The Scoop:Can I do this on my own? Do I care about tackling one particular challenge or do I prefer an agnostic approach? These are just a few of the questions you should ask before making the leap to impact investing.
The Article:The 15-Minute Method To Writing An Unforgettable Elevator Speech
The Publisher:The Muse
The Scoop:Elevator pitches need to be big enough to make an impact and small enough to fit on a Post-it. Here’s how to refine yours and make it pack a major punch.
The Article:Five Minutes with Entrepreneur Ali Abdel Hafiz
The Scoop: The founder and CEO of iSolarWorkx talks about his goal to encourage young people in the United Arab Emirates to learn about science through educational tools that run on renewable energy.
The Article:To Build Social Enterprise, We’re Going To Have To Learn To Break It Down
The Publisher:Huffington Post Impact
The Scoop:In order to succeed, social enterprises must learn to scale up. From economic impact to increasing influence and awareness of the social business model, there is much room to grow.