As you may recall in previous articles, I’ve drawn upon superhero traits and storylines to inspire the roles and skills we often need for community economic development. In my ...Read More
Entrepreneur Ecosystems for the Common Good
Building the people skills and agency capacity to spur entrepreneurs for the common good.
Challenges we face...
But we have hope and believe that...
This requires investing in the skills of emerging entrepreneurs, local TA practitioners and using best practices for business development support, technical assistance and training.
- People can be innovative to solve these challenges when they support a culture of entrepreneurship (and for the common good)
- 2When given options and opportunity, community stakeholders will work together and build upon the wealth of knowledge and assets that are within the community
- We can help communities attract more investment when they have training, plans and demonstration of pilot projects with promise to scale.
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Paul Wright leads a team who is passionate about helping entrepreneurs. He started his first business 18 years ago, and since then, he's worked in various capacities with hundreds of small business owners, learning a gold mine of lessons along the way.
"My strengths are to help entrepreneurs launch and grow new enterprises. And my biggest passion is to help enterprises that create a greater good in our world. Social innovators sometimes need blueprints that are a little different than what a typical business might follow. This is where my unique expertise lies."
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Praise and Testimonials
I recommend WVS Courses as one of the best opportunities for entrepreneurs that are just starting out or those that are ready to take it to the next level.
Jessa Turner ● Airbnb & Retreat Center Owner
Paul’s discussion prompts and assignments were very helpful. They enhanced my skills for the impact program in our neighborhood.
Marie Andersen-Straight ● Catholic Charities Program Manager
Paul engaged the various learning styles in our cohort and helped me create a mindset to grow my business. He is able to make the online experience just as effective as in-person instruction.