How can government strategically support social entrepreneurship?

In many scenarios across the social enterprise field, governments are lacking in the provision of a strategic collaborative system to better enhance the work of social entrepreneurs. Nonetheless, a number of isolated incidents exist where social entrepreneurs are effectively collaborating with local, state, and federal workers. Two methods have been crucial in facilitating the above approach, in which government leaders assist in establishing significant solutions to crucial social issues.

  • Encouraging social innovation- For any enterprise, the start-up phase is always salient. Public innovators can enhance social enterprise innovations by providing testing incentives to new promising startups that aim to solve social problems.
  • Creating a sustainable environment for social innovation and enterprise- Innovation without doubt is a domain in which social entrepreneurs often experience dire barriers along the way. Therefore public innovators can lift the burden for social entrepreneurs. Also, offering credibility and drawing attention toward a certain problem/initiative can assist social enterprise proponents gather momentum.

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