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Entrepreneurship is the process of designing, launching and running a new business,
which is often initially a small business, by people called entrepreneurs, who are willing to
take a risk in order to make a profit. Such businesses aim mainly at solving issues in the
industry and service areas.

For the social entrepreneurship the main idea of the mission is to create and sustain social value. This is the core of what distinguishes social entrepreneurs from business entrepreneurs even from socially responsible businesses. It must address social problems or needs not met by private markets or government.

The aim of the topic is to describe practical issues of implementing a Social entrepreneurship activity and extracting of good practices and lessons learned from the experience of other Social entrepreneurs.

Society is not something fixed and settled. It is constantly changing - sharply, causing a dramatic shift in the lives of all social groups, or so insignificantly, that they can hardly be noticed. The history of every society consists precisely of such changes. Social change is any change in social relations. In the narrower sense, social change is understood as a change in the social structure of society.

The aim of the training material is to show to the social entrepreneurs how their social exchange could be useful to their intentions. The scope of the lecture is focused on some of the applied aspects of the social capital theory – definition, cost-benefit analyses, comparison level, comparison level of alternatives.

The aim of the training material is to show to the social entrepreneurs how their social capital could be useful to their intentions. The scope of the lecture is focused on some of the basic applied aspects of the social capital theory – definition, dimensions, impact, build and feed.

Social networks are social structures made of individuals or organizations (called nodes) that are connected by way of specific interrelations. Those nodes exchange information, either via personal interaction or through communication technologies. The structure of a given network – who interacts with whom, how frequently, and on what terms – has a major bearing on the flow of resources through it. In its simplest form, a social network is a map of all the relevant ties among all the nodes under observation.

We can refer to social entrepreneurs as “unreasonable people”, paraphrasing the playwright George Bernard Shaw’s quip that reasonable people adapt themselves to the world whereas the unreasonable people adapt the world to themselves.

There are a lot of definitions for social value, but for our needs we can accept the following: Social value is the quantification of the relative importance that people place on the changes they experience in their lives.

The aim of the topic is to introduce learners to the basic concepts and factors that influence the first steps in launching a social enterprise.

The aim of this unit is to present the key elements needed to prepare a social enterprise business plan for building and maintaining an effective social enterprise. The scope of this material will include directions on risk assessment, financial planning, human resource and time management, marketing, fundraising, and supporting documents.

Social enterprise can be challenging to define, in large part because the concept has been evolving rapidly in recent years and increasingly blurs the lines of the traditional business, government and non-profit sectors.

A simple definition of leadership is: the action of leading a group of people or an organization, or a country (etc.) or the ability to do this.

The aim of this unit is exploring and improving of techniques for overcoming of possible impediments. Its scope covers dealing with the problems that are specific to social entrepreneurship and it offers directions into coping with them.