What Makes a Social Entrepreneur?


Curt Bowen, a current resident of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, founded Semilla Nueva in 2010 after years of work in Central America.

In a Huffington Post blog contribution, shares his points on what makes a social entrepreneur. In his article, he reflects that an entrepreneur may spend years in financial distress before making it big, but they can overcome this crisis through sheer dedication, focus and hard work. Bowen writes, "Success comes from the wisdom to pick the right goal and then the tenacity to keep at it."


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