Debunking Myth: Figures Show Many People Want to Start a Social Enterprise


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David Floyd, blogger and managing director of Social Spider CIC, writes for The Guardian how despite figures show many want to start a social enterprise, many factors actually prevent startups.

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) finds that 250,000 a year want to start social ventures. However, debunking these figures, Floyd notes that people may like the idea of starting a social enterprise, but in reality, they haven't been able to get them started and don't like what they're doing.


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