Have you ever become embroiled in the debate – “what is a ‘social’ enterprise”? In a straightforward look at strategic planning for social entrepreneurs, April Cullen, writing for suite101.com, acknowledges the similarities as well as highlighting the differences between the ‘social’ and the ‘for profit’ enterprise.  “A strategic plan for a social enterprise or nonprofit is fundamentally the same as a plan for a for-profit venture, from the perspective of the components that go into the “business” side of the plan.”

“The differences arise in the additional components that address the social bottom line of your organization…. For social entrepreneurs, there may be a profit orientation, but it is always connected to the social mission or cause.”

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