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Table 2 Social business format checklist taken from social business enterprises

From: Business format in social entrepreneurships for Bangladesh’s water sector

Component Sub-Component Variable
Core strategy Business mission Opportunity driven, necessity driven.
Market scope A network of rural people.
Basis for differentiation Direct sales (door to door sales, rural sales program), research and training facilities.
Strategic resources Core competencies Entrepreneurial skills, corporate responsibility, reduced production cost.
Strategic assets Distribution by local female, organic products
Core processes Employment generation, nutrition, health, waste recycling, energy, education, empowerment of rural women, livestock, halal, free treatment to poor, childcare program for children, rearing of organic cattle, establishment of a rural center (product and service innovation).
Customer Interface Organization structure Business partnership, unique proximity based social business model, social business venture, welfare trust, cooperative, non-profit organization.
Relationship dynamics Strong direct network, social compliance standard
Pricing structures Market prices (set to make the enterprise self-sustaining) through direct sales.
Value network Suppliers Individual entrepreneurs, employees of the company, small and medium enterprises, multinationals, governmental organizations.
Partners Partnership with business (GP), (bata and care), community farmers’ level.
Coalitions Business, communities.