Do you want to start your social venture and solve a certain problem in society? Want to become a huge influencer of society by selling products or services that help other people and makes their lives easier? This is possible now, as the demand for these companies has never been higher. Still, you should prepare yourself for this opportunity and equip yourself with the necessary knowledge to become successful. If you are having a good concept for tackling a real-world problem, have in mind the following tips when you decide to launch the social venture.
Have a good idea and be passionate
As every product/service that became successful started with the good perception of a problem, it is the same here. Analyze the problem you are planning to solve and try to find out the possible solutions. Now, analyze the impact on society upon solving the problem and implementing the solution. Definite what kind of influence you want to make on the world by implementing your solution to the existing problem. Be passionate about it and perform deep analysis, as no success comes without a passion. You are going to be the solution for the problem of a community, so activate your passion and definite what you want to achieve.
Build up your connections
It is not all about having thousands of connections, it is about finding them. Look for conferences, meetings or press releases to find someone who will be your mentor. Look for business plan conferences as there you will definitely find someone who is trying to solve a similar problem. Non-profit communities and organizations are the best places to start your search as these provide help for social ventures. Search for the alumni network with organizations that have similar goals and present you and your company to identify the problem you are trying to solve. Once you find reliable connections, launch your network and work on the problem.
The worst thing you could do is to “live in the clouds” thinking that your solution is the best. Avoid wasting time one something that is hardly reachable and that requires a lot of resources. Follow the data and create decisions that are relying on real data and information. Always be realistic about financial support and define why someone should help you in solving a problem.
Do not fear of fail
As in every job, the failure can happen even when you do not expect it. For that reason, always look upon the lessons you have learned from the fall, as these are the most valuable lessons that do not have a price; you cannot pay for these. The faster you fall, the faster you will stand up and identify the problems that caused the failure. It is inevitable that some of the concepts will simply not work, but do not let that discourage you. Not only because of profit, but also because you will have a chance to achieve a great level of influence on your society and community.