A Business Perspective on Social Activism and SoLoMoCo
William Jackson, M.Ed
My Quest to Teach – #MyQuestToTeach
During this pandemic business owners should take
advantage of dynamic and engaged opportunities to
understand Branding, creating Niches as a business
owner; the foundation of understanding the value
of digital content in relation to business and
Applying the So-Lo-Mo-Co concepts that are applied
not just in business, but ministry. Connecting
digital tools to social engagement and activism.
So-social Lo-local Mo-mobile Co-community uses of
Social Media platforms and tools to share content
and collaborate in dynamic and engaged projects.
The pandemic forces changes in the use and
application of digital tools. Meeting face to face
in business and ministry will change for years to
Intellectual property will be more valuable than
Business owners should be engaged with their communities
using digital platforms that are not just used to gain
profits, but to apply digital tools to build relationships
and influence the thinking of the community. Engagement is
key, changing the perspectives of the community, to empower
the community to see what changes need to be made and
providing the resources to create necessary social, economic
and educational improvements so everyone can benefit.
The knowledge that is necessary is available at the finger
tips of everyone. Technology has cleared the way to gaining
as much knowledge as necessary to manage the changes in
thinking of running remote businesses. There are no excuses
for the lack of learning to grow a business. Business owners
take their level of engagement and influence digital using
intellectual references that influences thinking locally,
nationally and globally.
In order to have a strong and stable community, businesses
should know the needs of their communities, the challenges
that are present and how they can collaborate with local
schools, ministries and even higher educational institutions.
These connections help build partnerships that allow for
potential internships to cultivate new talent and
new innovators. Businesses that lack connections with higher
education are missing great opportunities for future employees
that have the skills necessary to grow and compete.
Employment opportunities for youth, teens and young
adults are growing in this digital world if they are
willing to put in the work, have a vision for the
future. The challenge for youth, teens and
young adults is to understand that learning is ongoing,
it never stops and building professional learning
networks and taking advantage of professional learning
communities does matter.
Learning how to apply SoLoMoCo so connections are growing,
changes in the community are being made that benefit the
community not just one individual. The pandemic is showing
that community work is needed to assist in strengthening
financial resources, educational opportunities and
changing thinking directions.
Wireless communication infrastructures are important to
build connections that open collaborations and create
connections for social, educational and economic activism.
People need to understand that the power of digital
engagement is more than social engagements it can be used
to open doors for economic growth. Building a Brand and
creating a Niche for business minded youth, teens and
Communities are only as stable and strong as the
generational workforce coming up. The community
only grows with the talents and availability of youth,
teens and young adults. The challenge with many
communities is that children lack exposure and
mentor ships that guide them into innovators,
creators and dreamers of change. When children cease to
dream this is a dangerous sign that there is a lack of
vision for future creativity.
Social digital activism in bringing people together for
economic empowerment and building Entreprenurialism,
Branding and finding that Niche to connect with.
Establishing a digital footprint that is relevant
and realistic in the community where many will benefit
from services and products made available that can be
accessible while online. Economic empowerment can only
change when communities show that they are worthy of
investments and future building. Technology must be
Community technology workshops are important because
they will show that people have a vision for their
communities. Having opportunities to teach, mentor, guide
and empower generations. Looking at communities across the
nation that have wonderful potential for growth and investments.
Take time to meditate on these words and see how
they can apply to personal life. Do not be scared
of these words, but embrace them to build
communities of hope and purpose. Each neighborhood
is part of a community, each community is part of
the body of a city. Community begins to die when
investments stop, when people stop seeing the
value of the people in neighborhoods and communities.
Just as a body that is decaying, its parts shutdown
and eventually the whole body is affected.
The rights to influence the community on a path of
growth, productivity, inclusion in the economic and
political process is needed if a city is to be the
foundation for all. People need to learn to
bring about a mental change of elevation and stability
in growth economically, educationally and even
How many opportunities youth, teens young adults
see men and women in events that do not include sports
and entertainment. The careers of the 21st and 22nd
century are here, youth need exposure and opportunities
and people that will build them to be 21st and 22nd
If children only see ONE side of the story they will
only stay on that ONE side. If children only see others that
look like them as labours, lower educated and lower economic
status many will accept this as normal and not try to improve
their lives. Vision is valuable, vision is memorable and vision
Applying So – Social awareness to change in the community
using digital technologies can reach people and make
those connections. Lo – Local engagement is important
because of the influences of investments, promoting and
gaining the attention of the community and building families.
Mo – Mobile technologies that are growing and adapting
for people to branch out and collaborate across borders.
To continue to build digital infrastructures that encourage
young minds to enter into STEAM careers and grow beyond
their current economic, educational and social situations.
Co – Communities needs to see people growing, educated, employed
and engaged in learning and economic growth and development.