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Découvrez My Social Business Model (MySBM)

Last update on Jan. 27, 2014.

Découvrez My Social Business Model (MySBM)

Nous sommes excités à l'idée de vous faire decouvrir notre nouvelle application MySBM.

 

SBM, autant le dire tout de suite, ça signifie Social Business Model.

 

Que l’on peut traduire au passage par Business Plan social (en franglais), plan d’affaires social (en québécois) ou encore formule stratégique d’un projet social (en version Dictionnaire Historique de la Langue Française d’Alain Rey…).

 

Nous sommes très heureux de vous partager le fruit d’une réflexion née d’un besoin exprimé par un très (très) grand nombre d’innovateurs sociaux ...

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Catch of the Week #5: What turns someone into a social entrepreneur?

Last update on Oct. 19, 2013.

Catch of the Week #5: What turns someone into a social entrepreneur?

What inspires someone to become a social entrepreneur, or a regular entrepreneur for that matter?

 

Objectively speaking, rolling the dice with your life and starting your own company seems like a crazy thing to do. And yet, many people take the leap. We’ve compiled three ideas and organizations that are looking into why people start social enterprises or are helping them develop the skills they will need to start one.

 

Proximity to other social entrepreneurs?

 

A recent report from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation explored the issue of why people start social enterprises. Their hypothesis was that people are ...

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Love letter to our future intern

Last update on Aug. 20, 2013.

Love letter to our future intern

Hey you! We’re a Montreal and France based social enterprise looking for a dynamic intern to join our team and become our new Community Manager!

 

What we do? Who we are?

Basically, Imagination for People (I4P) is a free, open-source web platform that provides collaborative tools to social entrepreneurship projects and helps people and organizations connect online.

Our platform is based on 3 simple objectives:

  1. Unite social innovation projects (for profit or non-profit) all across the globe (we now track 1700+ projects in 75 countries, check out our Global Map too!)

  2. Connect the needs of each project (financial, material ...

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The way we view business isn't viable anymore

Last update on Sept. 18, 2013.

The way we view business isn't viable anymore

Frank Escoubès, founder of Imagination for People wrote a recent article for Huffington Post France in which he argues for a change in the way we view business. Which got me thinking about the way we choose to approach business and strategy. So here's a questions for you: If you think about a succesful business, don't you tend to see it as one which has outsmarted its competition and is now the "leader" in its sector?

I know I did. 

But is this really correct?

We have been taught to approach business in a completely erroneous way ...

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