Getting started: How to build a social impact company

The do’s and don’ts of running a business that strives for the greater good
Thursday Sep 10, 2020 1:00 PM EDT
Getting started: How to build a social impact company

Starting a business is never easy. But what if your new venture’s core mission is social impact? How do you get started? Where can you go for funding? What pitfalls should you avoid? And what lessons can you learn from those who’ve gone before to create a great company with a higher purpose?

On September 10 at 1 p.m. (EDT) join Smith Business Insight and Queen’s Executive Education for this free 60-minute webinar on the do’s and don’ts of running a business that strives for the greater good.

Featuring a panel of social impact entrepreneurs and small business experts: Chip McCrimmon of Falc0n-X and Hero Hub; Hakeem Subair of 1 Million Teachers; Nazaneen Qauomi of Red Gold of Afghanistan; and Shari Hughson, entrepreneur and director of the Master of Management Innovation & Entrepreneurship program at Smith.


You’ll gain insights into:

  • Building a business around a core social purpose

  • The pros and cons of a profit vs. non-profit model

  • How to find startup funding

  • The importance of hiring the right employees

  • Why you need a clear mission (hint: without it, you won’t succeed)

  • Real-life lessons from social-impact entrepreneurs

Following the presentation, we'll have time for a Q&A with our speakers.

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