Time to Scale Your Social Venture: The 3 Signs!
In an excellent article on Fast Co.Exist, Paul Rice, CEO of Fair Trade USA, discusses how his organization has grown and scaled--and how the three simple questions he asked of himself and the effects of fair trade can apply to other social entrepreneurs. These three questions are: Is your venture making a big impact on a small population? If your social innovation idea is having huge success, but could create even a bigger difference on a broader population, then it is time to take a step back to see how you can do more--even if that means adjusting your business model. Are people demanding more? If you are no longer banging on doors and phone stalking people to give you five minutes of time--and instead people are coming to you and wanting more, then your idea is taking off! Can you scale your passion with your venture? One’s passion must be as strong as it was since day one, no matter how frustrating the crossroads may be--and that enthusiasm must be shared with the people in your organization. Read the entire article here. You can follow Leon and ask him questions on Twitter or Instagram (greengopost). Image credit: Fair Trade USA