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Twitter Roundup: April 15 – Leadership don’ts, investment advice, and positive deviants

   /   Apr 15th, 2011Interviews
Search for the hashtag #socent and you’ll find wide-ranging interest in social entrepreneurship on Twitter. Here’s a roundup of a few interesting tweets from the last week:

How to attract investment to your social enterprise (via @GuardianSocEnt) #socent
Ashoka Changemakers

It’s important for entrepreneurs to be aware of what they need to do to gain investors’ trust and enthusiasm. The Guardian shares some of the ways that social entrepreneurs can attract investment to their businesses.

RT @SEA_News: Google grants $250,000 for creation of #social innovation fund: #socent
lindsay sanders

Google is supporting a social innovation fund based in the Pakistani IT organization P@sha. Currently in its early stages, the fund will be an incubator for ideas coming from university students or the general public.

Are you a #socent that can supply goods or services to other businesses? Get listed on the Shop for Change Directory:

With all the social enterprises out there, there is ample opportunity for businesses to support other businesses that share similar core values. UK-based Shop For Change aims to facilitate these exchanges by providing an online directory of social enterprises, searchable by business category and area.

In homage to “thinking-outside-the-box,” NetxtBillion reports that individuals known as “positive deviants” are often the catalysts for innovation. Entrepreneurs can create impact by building products based on the curiosity and innovation displayed by these deviants.

Avoid these 9 behavioral traits when you lead an organization. #entrepreneur #startup #socent #microfinance
NAS Microfinance

There are certain things that can bring a leader’s downfall, and the company along with it, according to’s blogger. Check out the list to see what leadership styles prevent an enterprise from succeeding.

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