Three Things I’ve Learned after 20 Years in Social Entrepreneurship

As Executive Director of Belay Enterprises, a faith-based nonprofit organization that creates businesses to employ and job train individuals rebuilding lives from addiction, homelessness and prison, Jim Reiner has seen the benefits of social entrepreneurship first-hand. Over the last 15 years, Belay has launched 6 small businesses and helped hundreds of people rebuild their lives.

Jim shared:

  • Why the business must lead the mission

  • The importance of taking consumer preferences and client needs into account when designing a business

  • Marketplace skills are invaluable when it comes to social entrepreneurship