wattsnextpx Founder Sue-Ellen Watts believes in the power of Entrepreneurship in the wider world and doing business for good.
We often hear stories of the ‘born entrepreneur’. The kid who had a lemonade stand at five, sold baseball cards at school when they were eight, started a newspaper round at ten!
Well I wasn’t that kid but from the early stages of my working life I realized fairly quickly that I wanted three things:
Independence - I didn’t want to ever have to rely on anyone else for what I needed in life
Creativity - I wanted freedom to design a life that spoke to my beliefs, passions and goals since so much of life is designed by the work we do
To inspire - inspiration has been a key fuel source for me since I was little. Books, quotes, human stories. I wanted to inspire.
I didn’t know the term entrepreneur until well into my first business, however I now know I became an entrepreneur because it delivers these three things that I wanted in my life.
I am incredibly grateful for having the ability to keep expanding myself and designing my life through entrepreneurship.
As a result I want to give the gift of entrepreneurship: independence, creativity and the opportunity to inspire; to those who not only need it most but can leverage it to create critical change in our world. I believe this to be women in developing countries.
These women need this gift much more than I ever did or will. Women who need to be entrepreneurs for the survival of themselves, their familes and their communities.
This is why I am committed to helping women in third world countries become entrepreneurs. I do this through B1G1 by providing income generating opportunity impacts including business loans, bookkeeping skills and business training.
When I do business, someone can start their own business.
How can you help? All you have to do is support or work with wattsnextpx and together we are making a difference.
I make an impact to a family in need every time one of these activities occurs:
we receive a quality referral
we have a quality prospect meeting
we win work
an invoice is paid early
we receive a quality testimonial
I am paid to speak at an event
Our sister company wattsnext in Australia is also making a BIG impact through B1G1. By July 2018 the wattsnext team had provided more than half a million days of clean drinking water to families in Malawi. You can check out the progress the team Down Under are making here.