Social Entrepreneurship

Wed, 2019-03-20 08:02

The team of Mops Shmops took part in the Biz4all-2 social entrepreneurship training school, and we are always happy to follow up with our participants to see how they are growing and succeeding. Natallia Bublei and Vitaly Paulahradsky, who set up the Mops Shmops social enterprise in Minsk, originally conceived it to be a place that sells tasty and healthy dog treats. Natallia says that a year after they started selling they realized that they should not get stuck on deserts only. The entrepreneurs now plan to open a shop of environmentally friendly goods for dogs, and Mops Shmops has added biodegradable paper dog poo bags and environmentally friendly dog toys to their range of products.

Thu, 2019-03-14 09:40

«Female entrepreneurship with a social focus» is the first programme in Belarus developed to teach women about the basics of managing a socially-oriented business. The programme brought together 40 women aged from 18 to 45 who wanted to create a socially-oriented enterprise or had already launched their social business.

Wed, 2019-01-30 07:44

Estonia has no separate law on social entrepreneurship, but the sector has been actively developing for several decades. ODB spoke with an Estonian expert on the development of such enterprises in Estonia, support measures from the state and business, as well as future expectations.

Tue, 2019-01-08 16:24

At the end of the year It is traditional to look back on one’s achievements, and we decided to take stop of our work in 2018. We organized about 80 events: seminars, round tables, forums and trainings, expert meetings and working groups. We are grateful to our colleagues, partners and experts for being with us throughout all that time. It is a great pleasure for us to work with you, and we look forward to new successful, interesting and useful cooperation in 2019.

Sun, 2018-11-11 08:25

One of the speakers at the panel discussion “Social entrepreneurship as a sustainable model to solve problems of various target groups” held within the framework of the IV Republican Social Forum was Phil Tulba, a UK expert and director of Tulba Consulting, who discussed economic effectiveness and the role of the state in social entrepreneurship. He also presented a number of working models of achieving sustainable social impact and generating profits, using a number of social enterprises in Great Britain as examples.

Fri, 2018-11-09 08:36

In early November, a discussion “Measuring Social and Economic Impact of Programmes and Social Enterprises in Germany and Belarus” was held as part of the IV Republican Social Forum. The discussion, which was organized by the Programme of Support of the Federal Government of Germany and ODB Brussels, brought together a number of Belarusian and European experts.

Fri, 2018-11-09 08:14

In early November, a panel discussion “Social entrepreneurship as a sustainable model to solve problems of various target groups” was held as part of IV Republican Social Forum “Developing Inter-Departmental and Cross-Sectoral Cooperation to Ensure a Systemic Approach to Addressing Social Issues”.

Fri, 2018-11-02 08:42

Four years ago, Olga Karatai fulfilled her dream when she opened her first store of children’s toys and goods "Umniashka" ("Smartie"). This November, she is launching an interactive game space, where people can come to play board games and buy those they like most.

Thu, 2018-10-25 09:31

On October 23, the conference room of DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Minsk hosted a round table "Social entrepreneurship: growth barriers and development prospects". Representatives of Belarusian public organizations, traditional businesses, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, and the Minsk City Executive Committee discussed social entrepreneurship by doing a joint SWOT analysis.