Giving a Hands Up not a Handout


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tn (Free Agent) Posted 5 months ago

In a progressive society, everyone in that society looks out for the benefit of all its members not just their personal interests. This philosophy has always been the best strategy not only for society but also a business and a community as it creates win-win scenarios. It is a model of giving people a hand up not a hand out.

This can also be applied to Entrepreneurs. This may seem counterintuitive as many people believe that Entrepreneurs have it made. This more than far from the truth as the failure rate is over 90% for startups. Think about the multiplier effect that Entrepreneurs would have on the economy if this statistic is disrupted. Inevitably, Entrepreneurs will create new jobs and enhance the community helping those who are disadvantaged. If as an Entrepreneur, Partner, or Investor, you had the ability to give a hand up, why wouldn't you? This is the ultimate responsibility for your success.

There's a quote about people development, "Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you've fed him for a lifetime." We want to teach people how to fish which will build a better economy. Let us know your thought in our forum. We would love to hear how you are teaching people to fish!


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biker-eddie (Free Agent) Posted 5 months ago

Tony, I believe the human spirt was meant to work not be given handouts. When there are handouts, either their spirit has been broken or the system is broken. Either way, it is never good for a society!


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