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
10.40 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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