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New start-up power gives birth to new start-up social enterprises and urges them to keep on moving
Jul 14, 2017
New start-up power gives birth to new start-up social enterprises and urges them to keep on moving
By ILIEN,TING-KAI
The social enterprise has been proven to become a real business model and can practically resolve the social issues and is considered as a sustainable enterprise which consistently extends and expands. To respond to the trends in social enterprise start-up business, all government agencies should continue to act the role as a resource integrator and promote enterprises by all means or use resources to get involved with the business operations of the social enterprise. The government should come up with the policies that are best suited for each social enterprise under the direction of economic development to prompt social innovation. On the other hand, the government should make use of the idea of social innovation to support companies to acquire a B Corp certification. During the process of producing products and offering services, the company will show its mission to society, about how it cares about this society and wants to give back to it. We hope that the company can make good use of the B Corp certification during the certified process to construct its social impact and creative business model.
The Rise of a B Corp Changes the Way of How an Enterprise Looks
Jul 14, 2017
The Rise of a B Corp Changes the Way of How an Enterprise Looks
By CHANG,TA-WEI
How a B Corp can be certified through an evaluation may depend on looking into these five aspects for its performance - corporate governance, employee care, friendly work environment, running a community and its influence over the clients. To find its true value, the B Corp movement wants to show more enterprises how to use the business impact analysis (BIA) to serve as its best tool for corporate benchmark learning. With this tool, an enterprises can evaluate its performance other than the financial index, which allows enterprises to develop into the kind of enterprise “that can do best for the world”. Meanwhile, it may create mutual benefits and long-term prosperity for all the parties involved.
Change Urban Force: Analyze the Development Trend of a Social Enterprise
Jul 14, 2017
Change Urban Force: Analyze the Development Trend of a Social Enterprise
By HU,CHE-SHENG/LO,WEI/CHANG,YUNG-CHING
The social enterprise wants to pursue a dual objective by stressing the importance of social values and profitability to run its business. It operates by integrating resources taken from all parties to support the innovative idea of a social enterprise and takes further action to change the world. Therefore, it is highly recommended that the social enterprise should look into the issues from a higher level of social perspective when it tries to get involved in and resolves social issues. What the government needs to do is to establish an ecological system for the social enterprise and to actively build up the infrastructure for the social enterprise to develop. These infrastructures may include talent-training programs, micro-loans, sales channels, business start-ups and incubation as well as consulting services.
Taipei City Exclusive Report on Social Enterprises
Jul 13, 2017
Taipei City Exclusive Report on Social Enterprises
By HUANG, NUAN-YUN
To create a business-friendly ecological environment for social enterprises, the Taipei government has built up a quality space for the start-ups to run their business. While planning the start-up-related projects and giving instructions to the enterprises, the government actively promoted the social enterprises to apply for the project of subsidies for business investment and set up high expectations for the quality SMEs located in Taipei City. In the Q4, the entrepreneurs of quality social enterprises have received an incentive and subsidy from the government. These companies are the Friend Rabbit, which cares much about abandoned rabbits and iCare, which puts much concern on the senior citizen health care in community service and the aging problem. It allows the people to look into the touching story of and get to know each entrepreneur who founded the social enterprise.
Start-up Business Dreams Big on Stage: the First Social Enterprise Village Found
Jul 13, 2017
Start-up Business Dreams Big on Stage: the First Social Enterprise Village Found
By HUANG, NUAN-YUN
The Executive Yuan announced that the first year of social enterprises has now begun in 2014. It also issued the “action plan for social enterprises” to reach its three main goals by “providing a business-friendly environment for the social enterprises”, “strengthening the business property for social enterprises”, and “constructing a network and platform for social enterprises”. They hope that it is possible to achieve such a vision for this project by “creating an ecological environment suitable for a social enterprise to be creative, to run its startup, to grow, and to develop”. Meanwhile, the government agency in charge of this project will also help the social enterprises to look for a public space, and provide reasonable rental land for the social enterprise start-ups to use the resources. The government wished to make use of its power and combine the private force to promote social enterprise business to grow and prosper.
Taipei takes the lead in constructing a social-enterprise friendly capital
Jun 19, 2017
Taipei takes the lead in constructing a social-enterprise friendly capital
By HUANG,NUAN-YUN
The Taipei government has created a business-friendly environment for social enterprises to grow and promoted sustainable growth within a social enterprise. Since 2014, the government began to promote some projects relevant to this goal. It enlarged the number of enterprises involved in receiving instructions from the government since 2015, promoting the campaign known as “SMEs brand expanding project-giving instructions to build a brand image for social enterprises through promotions”. The government continued to run a "project to promote services for the social enterprises located in Taipei City" in 2016. It is estimated that over 20 local social enterprises have received instructions on a case-by-case basis. Besides, the government helped the citizens to get to know more about how the social enterprise develops into a national and global business through a series of campaigns.
Overall Competitiveness of the City: Taipei City goes upward
Jul 14, 2017
Overall Competitiveness of the City: Taipei City goes upward
By FENG,LING-HUI
The “Global Views” issued the results of “a Mass Survey on the Overall Competitiveness of Counties and Cities” in July 2016. Taipei City won the championship once again in a national competition with other 19 counties and cities. For Taipei City, things are just going smoothly. In addition to winning the first prize in the overall ranking of competitiveness, this city also won the first prize either in the national counties and cities ranking or among the 6 municipalities in terms of 5 aspects — “economy and employment,” “education and culture,” “environmental protection and environmental quality,” “medical treatment and hygiene” as well as “local finance.” In the two aspects of “security” and “life quality and modernization,” Taipei City has made tremendous progress in the performance ranking compared to last year although it still has a long way to go for improvement. Its urban resource conditions, historical development and orientation – plus its perfect execution in the policy– are all key factors, which enabled Taipei City to become a regular winner in terms of the economy, education, medical treatment and finance.
Decipher IoT, Initiate New Opportunities in Intelligence
Jul 14, 2017
Decipher IoT, Initiate New Opportunities in Intelligence
By LIANG,PIN-HSIEN
According to IDC, the company estimated that the economies of scale for the IoT industry would reach 1.46 trillion USD by 2020. Thus, it can be a new opportunity for Taiwan to usher in the industrial development if the company introduces the “service-based” app IoT to its development. With five portfolios from the industry chain, the company combines big data analysis, social community, cloud services, mobile APP and sensory chips to comply with how to integrate it into the “BCMC” (abbr. Term stands for big data, community, mobile and cloud computing.). This integrated service can transform the properties of all things into digital data and then upload it to a cloud-based interface. It turns out to be a valuable service. It will be the next key route for IoT development.
Mobile Payment is in power: It motivates the new revolution in economics
Jul 14, 2017
Mobile Payment is in power: It motivates the new revolution in economics
By YANG,YU-CHI
As the global financial environment opens to the public, it helps to stimulate market demands and changes the models of consumer behavior. These are all the key factors that motivate the growth in the global mobile payment market. Taiwan is now officially entering into the first year of mobile payments. One should not neglect the critical issues of mobile payment implementation and service models. The competitive profile in the mobile payment market continues to progress since the hardware and software technologies have advanced to the next level, plus its innovations for the service model. This article discussed these aspects from the regional market potential of global mobile payments to the service models, industrial dynamics as well as social impact. It provides guidelines as a reference for the mobile payment vendors in Taiwan to consider it.
New Blue Sea in Digital Economy: Welcome to the Big Trend in Cross-Border e-Commerce
Jul 14, 2017
New Blue Sea in Digital Economy: Welcome to the Big Trend in Cross-Border e-Commerce
By CHU,HSUN-CHI
The global transaction in Cross-Border e-Commerce has grown exponentially each year. Creative business models in bounteous and multiple forms allow consumers to buy international products on the internet without too much trouble. Business can develop new markets through e-Commerce or by integrating the original commerce network. Business can develop an integrated model in virtual reality to help it reach the overseas markets. Perhaps, it can take advantage of the information it acquires from consumers on the internet, or make use of the message of market demands to give instructions to develop products, enhance operating efficiency and explore a more lucrative new market. When the future arrives, it will be a time for e-Commerce and global marketing to boom. Business is able to “stay rooted in Taiwan, and go global” if it can connect internet marketing with international logistics and the cash flow project.
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