Institutional Enterprise

Entrepreneurial enterprises are started every day. However, to be sustainable, an enterprise has to become an institution in the communities they serve.

For example:

Just off of the A26, near the village of Hadlow, Kent, England, is the Rose Revived pub – probably the site of a brewery since the twelfth century, and a public house since about the fifteenth century.

At 1 Queens Road Central, Hong Kong, PRC stands the headquarters of HSBC Hongkong (officially the “main building”) that has served the people of Hong Kong and their businesses for over one hundred years. It is now a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings based in London. HSBC is one of the top five banks in the world depending on measures used such as assets or capital. (HSBC stands for the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.)

The headquarters of Apple, eBay, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Oracle, and Yahoo! are close to US highway 101 between San Jose and San Francisco, California, USA.

Slightly west of Route 40, and slightly south of route 7, near the town of Agrelo, Argentina, is the winery of Dominio del Plata.

In the Aterro do Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is Churrascaria Porcão – a gastronomic steakhouse with a beautiful view of Guanabara Bay.

In 1835, Charles Harrod, a grocery and tea wholesaler, started a retail business in eastern area of London, England. Because of a cholera epidemic sweeping London in 1849, he moved his business to the Knightsbridge area, close to Hyde Park.

At Liberty Place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA is the headquarters of CIGNA, which can trace its roots to a series of meetings held in Independence Hall in 1972 to form an insurance company.