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The main challenge I think is the profit, because we don’t want to make more profit and we also want to provide the best price for our community. I think all the challenges of change are all the challenges of growth. Challenge, is making sure you’ve got a sustainable business as well. Giving away all of your intellectual property, could threaten the survival of the business.
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Just grow your own organization. Do well, grow it, get more business get more customers, get more contracts, and just grow.
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To this day, more than 5 million children have benefited from Escuela Nueva. Because we’re forming partnerships, looking for appropriate partners in other countries.
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What you want to achieve, what your networks are, what your customers are, what your stakeholders are, where do they go, how do they behave? How much money you have to make things happen? It’s about creating connections and creating a plan, on paper first, then with conversation with people, and then testing it, testing it, testing it!
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To create a strong, sustainable social business you need to have a strong, sustainable economic model riding alongside. How do you create a scalable model that also scales social benefit and social impact. And what I didn’t want was to build a model that had “social impact” as a tag on. You know, an additional bit. I wanted to build a model that every level of the business…
Is your social enterprise sustainable? Is it scalable? In this course, we will help you evaluate your model and develop a plan to take it to the next level.

Where could this course take me?

This course is a must for anyone who wants to understand how to scale and sustain a social enterprise. You will learn how to evaluate and diagnose your current business model, identify your challenges, and develop strategies to grow your social enterprise, and evaluate its impact.

What and how will I learn?

Social Enterprise: Growing a Sustainable Business includes a mix of theory, practical information, and case studies from around the world. You will learn how to map your stakeholders, consider partnership opportunities, and manage change. You will also consider different marketing and communications strategies, how to find talent, and different sources of funding and investment.
By the end of the course, you will be prepared to take your social enterprise to the next level. Learn more and sign up here.
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