Are you a silo worker or a real changemaker?

Often it starts with a brilliant, but short-term based idea: let’s build an app for xyz, let’ s do a social campaign, let’s plan an event. Let’s create a project or type of startup. Said and done and voilá the result… And it is good to start. Just theoretic paper writing has never changed anything….

Conferences – a chance to get funding? Show the why and what is in!

Yesterday I participated in one of these known and recognized international (social) innovation conferences and met many social entrepreneurs, investors and representatives of huge companies. Let me share just some impressions and thoughts: It was an interesting day: Interesting topics and interesting people. The idea of bringing them together is excellent. Having good connections is…

What investors want to know

Are you going to meet a potential investor? Certainly, there are many options how to prepare. But the most detailed preparation might not always be successful. The question to ask yourself is which are the things investors will hear from you? Which are the criteria do take the final decision if to invest in your…

Social entrepreneurship: How to get people motivated to support you

What I learned in the last years is that there are two different ‘levels’ of motivating people and team members, the ‘passive’ and the ‘active’ one. What does it mean? The ‘passive’ one is the basic level of motivation: It’ s the level where we often focus in our discussions, presentations and communication, whether it…

Is your social enterprise just social without enterprise?

Social entrepreneurship is more than just helping people because you want to help. If people help each other, it is fantastic, but if you want to dedicate your life to it as a social entrepreneur, you need a clear idea on how to make money and how to create a win- win situation. It wouldn’t…

How to combine a coffee break and content marketing

I am sure you have heard it and read a lot about it: Content is king. Content marketing is the best way of reaching people, socialising and interacting. Probably it is also right and as Gartner says: It’s a challenge to keep the creativity fresh. It’s hard to know what will do well, what people…