Giving Back to Society
Now that you have decided to ride on the bandwagon of bold entrepreneurs (something still out of the norm set in the academe to become employed immediately after going through the university), you now start to plan your way to build your name, get new clients, get the right connections and ultimately, succeed in your business. There are even tons of institutions, startup programs and even self-help guides out there to help you on the things that you should do, and the pitfalls to avoid. I’m not saying that making your way up is easy, hell no. It really takes some relentless and agile spirit to even start one.
But have you ever thought of also spending time to know how you can be able to give back to society?
It’s not a perfect world out here. Just look at that traffic causing you loss in productive business time, right? But perhaps, it also needs you in some way or another. What role have you played to actually contribute to the betterment of your everyday workplace or residing community?
Let’s give this a try … here are some examples on how we can actually give something back to society:
- Run or join a triathlon – make sure that proceeds go to a worthy cause. It can be a scholar from your alma mater, or perhaps a charitable institution promoting businesses of local livelihood
- Go back to the beach you frequent and organize a clean-up project. It’s time to do something different during your vacations. This could be a good start.
- Collaborate with co-entrepreneurs and join tax orientation sessions – What is it really about taxes? Being a legal entity now, it’s mandatory to file taxes. Perhaps other business owners are just not educated about the tax journey that’s why they’re avoiding it. I’m not.
- Train the trainer – Ever tried sharing your talents with others so they can make a living out of it? – baking, calligraphy, dancing, sewing, or even a notch higher like, photo editing or event designing? It may just be a hobby for you, which can be a source of income for other people soonest they learn the ropes of the activity.
- Volunteer in colleges or universities to be a panelist in the students’ business feasibility studies. It would also help the professors obtain a different angle on the viability of the project. At the same time, it gives you leverage as to what ideas are being brought to life out there. Just make sure that you back yourself up with real-life application inputs to make a wealth of contribution to the next generation of entrepreneurs.
It’s not rocket science at all. But make it a point to give back.
You’ll be surprised how much you can do to change and make better the world we all live in.
Maybe, just maybe … if we all do our part and give back a little piece of ourselves to this world.
#PARASABAYAN from BookBit:
BookBit is a mobile application targeted to the SME market and freelancers for their tax filing duties.
By simply downloading the app for free in Google Playstore, one would just take a picture of their appropriate receipts and it will automatically render reports every month so that they can pay what is due – both accurately and in a timely fashion. BookBit’s executive team taps into over 20 years of combined professional experience both in the corporate world and in the startup environment. A finalist in the Alpha Startup Challenge in early May, BookBit is based in Manila, Philippines and was founded in 2016.
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