Starting a Nonprofit vs For-Profit Business (Pros and Cons)

Thinking about starting a nonprofit organization or a for-profit business? Here are a few differences and how you can make a difference in the world with either structure. #Nonprofit #Entrepreneurship #SocialEnterprise

I now work full time for the 501c3 nonprofit I started many years ago and love seeing the social impact we make in our community as we grow. But I also know many people who started a for-profit business or social enterprise instead, and are making a social impact through that model!

In this video I talk about a few pros and cons about starting a nonprofit vs a for-profit business to help you think through which is the best direction for you. I hope this helps!


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