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Farewell

Thank you very much for joining us. It has been a pleasure to be with you, on your journey moving from ideas to action. Our next course, Social Enterprise: Growing …

Additional resources

Minca Ventures Ltd A company that promotes and supports social enterprises at an international level with coaching, consultancy and educational services. If you are interested in some of those services, …

Contributors to the course

This step provides more information about the organisations that support this course, as well as example social enterprises. Supporting Organisations British Council Social Enterprise programme A programme that supports the …

Tips for social entrepreneurs

Starting a new venture isn’t easy. You know that. But don’t get discouraged! As you can see from the video above, there’s a lot to be learned from those who’ve …

Connecting and networking

Connecting and networking with other social entrepreneurs can benefit you in several ways – from new perspectives that spark business growth to new contacts and mentors to bounce ideas off …

Pitching your idea

Coming up with creative ideas is easy; selling them is hard. In this video, Servane Mouazan, a business consultant and founder of Ogunte, will share some advice for social entrepreneurs …

Moving from a marketing strategy to a plan

Are you ready to develop your marketing plan? Your marketing plan should identify practical steps and tactics to deliver the marketing strategy. If you don’t feel ready to start developing …

Understanding the core components of marketing

Now that you’ve developed your idea and defined your business model, it’s time to think about how you will market your products or services. Marketing is the activity which connects …

Becoming impact investment ready

Impact investments are investments made into companies, organisations, and funds with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. Impact investing challenges the long-held views that …

Funding sources for social enterprise

Because social enterprises are structured differently from a traditional charity or business, they may obtain funding from grants, investments, or a combination of both. In recent years, a number of …

Business models beyond profit

What makes the social enterprise business model different? Your business model is an integrated view of your entire organisation, bringing together your social model, strategy and operational plans. These components …

Making the community a part of your team

In addition to building a core leadership team, social enterprises draw their organisational strength from the ways in which they involve local communities in their decision-making processes. A distinguishing feature …

Putting your team together

Getting a social enterprise off the ground is a team endeavour. While individual founders may come up with innovative ideas, it takes a range of knowledge and skills—rarely possessed by …

What makes a good social enterprise team

In this video, social entrepreneurs and their team members share some of the traits and values that help them work well together. What makes a strong and cohesive social enterprise …