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This course is part of the Social Enterprise program, which will enable you to turn your social enterprise idea into action.
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Skip to 0 minutes and 15 secondsSocial enterprise is an inspiring and dynamic way of doing business.

Skip to 0 minutes and 21 secondsThere are so many great ideas and so many great social enterprises already existing, and I think that as a starting point, social entrepreneurs do need to engage with that.

Skip to 0 minutes and 38 secondsWhen we started in 2013 through that portal, it was just an idea to collect more people so that we can share about the issue and what kind of problems where against acid attacks.

Skip to 0 minutes and 55 secondsYou need to be yourself, and you need to be authentic and passionate about what you want to do and who you are.

Skip to 1 minute and 11 secondsIf they didn't love the mission they wouldn't be here. They love what we do and they love the kind of organization we are and they find it very fullfilling to work here and know that their skills are going towards helping people. We have a family!

Skip to 1 minute and 33 secondsThe simpler your pitch, the better.

About the course

How can you turn a social enterprise idea into action? In this course, you will identify the problem your idea is trying to solve, design your social enterprise venture model and prepare to take it to market.

Where could this course take me?

This course is a must for anyone who wants to launch a social enterprise. It will help you understand the problem your social enterprise is trying to address, consider the level of innovation in your idea, and build your business plan and your team.

What and how will I learn?

Social Enterprise: Turning Ideas into Action includes a mix of theory, practical information, and case studies from around the world. You will also learn about the legal and marketing considerations as you prepare to take your idea to market.

By the end of the course, you will develop a plan for turning your social enterprise into action and there will be a competition to find the best learner-produced plan.

Learn more with the Social Enterprise program

This course is one of three in the Social Enterprise program prepared by Middlesex University Business School, in collaboration with researchers at the Jindal Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship and the social enterprise Living in Minca, and with funding by the British Council.

The program will enable you to understand what it takes to launch and run a sustainable social enterprise. When you complete all three courses and buy a Certificate of Achievement for each, you will earn a FutureLearn Award as proof of completing the program of study.

Requirements

This course is intended for anyone interested in learning more about social enterprise, including entrepreneurs, charities and students.

Buy a personalised, digital and printed certificate and transcript

You can buy a Certificate of Achievement for this course — a personalised certificate and transcript in both digital and printed formats, to prove what you’ve learnt. A Statement of Participation is also available for this course.

Certificate of Achievement + transcript £49.00

Statement of Participation £34.00