So, you’ve signed up to EG. You have made the pledge. You have joined our rapidly growing network. You are connecting entrepreneurs from across the world.
Now what? The pledge that you made will come into effect when you sell your company. But you’re an early stage business. You’re not selling any time soon. So where is the purpose? How can your business have purpose while it grows?
Last week at EG, we met with CEO and founder of Founders4Schools, Sherry Coutu CBE. Founders4Schools connects business leaders and educators to ensure that school students get exposure to the positives of business. Whether it is an entrepreneur who goes to speak in a school, or companies providing work experience to students on free school meals, Founders4Schools helps businesses to give back to their communities. With their online WorkFinder app, students and employers can find suitable work experience placements, while their online insights can help you locate schools near your business.
“We need to make work experience work for everyone.” – Sherry Coutu, CEO of Founders4Schools
As an entrepreneur and member of EG, what’s in it for you?
At EG, we believe that the pledge is just the start – and a flying start at that! But where will you find purpose while your business grows? By going into schools and inspiring those in your local area, you can simultaneously support your business and your community. By taking students for work experience you can find the next top talent, while giving back to area that provides for your business.
Like EG, Founders4Schools believes that doing good for your community and doing well in business go hand in hand. As we work together, we both want to encourage entrepreneurs to #BeTheExample.