Social Saturday Social Enterprise under the bonnett

Social Enterprise: Under the bonnet

Southend-On Sea, Tickfield Centre, Tuesday 6 October


Research from the State of Social Enterprise survey 2015 shows how social enterprises are outperforming their mainstream SME counterparts in nearly every area of business: turnover growth, workforce growth, job creation, innovation, business optimism, and start-up rates.


Social enterprises are achieving this economic performance while doing business differently: in a way that builds fairness, diversity and equality.


An introductory workshop for those thinking of starting asocial enterprise

09.00                   Introduction to social enterprise - what it is and why it matters

Definition of social enterprise, types of social enterprises, some statistics about the numbers, government initiatives

09.45                    How social enterprises differ from conventional businesses and charities

The challenges of generating income from trading while meeting social goals.  Legal structures for social enterprises

10.20                    Coffee

10.40                    Examples of successful social enterprises

Videos and case studies of social enterprise, to highlight success factors

11.20                    Business viability and business planning for social enterprise

Setting direction, market awareness, social impact, perils and pitfalls, outline of a business plan

Participants are expected to join in the discussion and share their own social enterprise ideas, even if they are not yet fully formed!


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