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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 …

Social Enterprise Resources

Here is a list of resources that should prove useful to anybody embarking on a social enterprise journey. Minca Ventures Ltd A company that promotes and supports social enterprises at …

Social Enterprise Course Contributors

This step provides information about the organisations that support the ‘Social Enterprise: Turning Ideas into Action‘ course, as well as some examples of social enterprises. Supporting Organisations British Council Social …

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 …

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 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 …

Building an Effective Social Enterprise Team

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 …

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 …