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Compare and contrast

Compare and contrast the typical behaviours of the different business types to better understand the best direction for your business idea.

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There are multiple solutions to achieving your objectives and this area is constantly evolving. Other combinations may technically be possible.

This business tends to:
Prioritise social or environmental impact
Be funded by sales
Be funded by grants or donations
Restrict its profits
Sell shares to private investors
Be led by founder
Be accountable to community
Make decisions democratically
Legally embed purpose