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Social Enterprise: Turning Ideas into Action

Learn how to turn your social enterprise ideas into action in this free online course.

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Social Enterprise: Turning Ideas into Action

1,043 enrolled on this course

  • 3 weeks

  • 4 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Open level

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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. This course is a must for anyone who wants to launch a social enterprise.

This course was developed by Middlesex University Business School, with Living in Minca and the Jindal Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Your social enterprise idea

    • Let's get started

      The next steps should give you a flavour of how this course works and what it will cover. You will meet the course team and be able to introduce yourself too.

    • Idea validation

      This section provides resources for getting a better understanding of idea validation and the relevance of connecting the problem with the business idea

    • Creativity, technology, and social innovation

      What are some creative approaches and technology tools to enhance your social enterprise idea?

  • Week 2

    Designing your social enterprise business model

    • Business models for social enterprises

      This activity presents some different business models social enterprises may adopt.

    • Your business model toolkit

      A toolkit to help you design a robust business model for your social enterprise.

    • Building a team

      This activity provides resources for planning and building your social enterprise team.

  • Week 3

    Taking your social enterprise to market

    • Marketing for Social Enterprises

      How to bring good branding and marketing to your social enterprise

    • Funding Your Social Enterprise

      This activity examines different pathways for getting funding for your social enterprise, and how these vary based on the business model and legal structure of the venture.

    • Conclusion

      These final steps provide a course review and additional resources for turning your social enterprise idea into action.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and join a global classroom of learners. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore how to create a social enterprise business
  • Identify different social enterprise business models
  • Reflect on the steps to start a social enterprise company
  • Assess different ways of creating products and services

Who is the course for?

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

Who will you learn with?

Andres is the co-founder and COO of Minca Ventures Ltd. He is an expert in Sustainability, Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Follow me @AndresMoralesPM

Expert in Sustainability and Social Enterprise. She is the co-founder of Minca Ventures Ltd, a certified coach and has experience providing consultancy services for social businesses across the globe.

Who developed the course?

Minca Ventures

Minca Ventures Ltd supports social innovation & social enterprises across the globe. The company offers consultancy, sustainable business modelling, training and educational courses, research, filmmaking, and storytelling communication strategies.

Middlesex University Business School

Founded in the 1960s, Middlesex University Business School is one of the largest Business Schools in the UK.

Jindal Centre for Social Innovation + Entrepreneurship

The Jindal Centre for Social Innovation + Entrepreneurship (JSiE) is an award-winning social impact centre at O.P. Jindal Global University located in North India.

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