Intended for healthcare professionals


Social enterprise providing services to Wandsworth prison goes bust

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 23 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5014

Social Entrepreneurs

Social entrepreneurs are altruistic visionaries whose innovative ideas help to
launch beneficent new businesses. Sadly, many of these businesses fail
financially, because the entrepreneurs are more motivated by idealism than
pragmatism. In order to succeed, the entrepreneurs must team up with
accountants and managers whose pragmatism can shelter and nurture the
entrepreneurs’ altruistic vision, which is sometimes worth its weight in gold.

Competing interests:
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Competing interests: No competing interests

07 January 2010
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA