Friday, July 24, 2009

Social Enterprise

The Dragon’s Den is a popular show in the UK that showcases pitches by entrepreneurs to a group of big-wig investors, aka, the Dragons. Last fall, a TV-star chef, Simon Boyle, promoted his idea for ‘Beyond Boyle,’ a social enterprise that would employ homeless workers to prepare tasty food. The Dragons seemed touched and quite interested, but as the commentator points out, ‘Simon’s social entrepreneurship model simply wasn’t right for profit-led investments.’ In the real world of profit and investment, can social enterprise actually gain a hold? To see this segment of Dragon’s Den, go to:

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