Business Solutions for Public Good Social Enterprise
What’s Social Enterprise when it’s at home? <ul><li>Social Business which is the best of both worlds of… </li></ul><ul><li...
Commerce includes <ul><li>Private Sector </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sole Traders <...
At its best, Commerce… <ul><li>Uses clear management structures </li></ul><ul><li>Creates robust financial structures </li...
At its worst, commerce can be <ul><li>Company driven – profit before people </li></ul><ul><li>Subject to profit motivated ...
Public Service includes <ul><li>Statutory sector </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li><...
At its best, public service… <ul><li>Is client focussed – people before profit </li></ul><ul><li>Effects positive changes ...
At its worst, public service can be <ul><li>Shoddily or over managed </li></ul><ul><li>Highly dependent on changeable inco...
Social Businesses include <ul><li>Local community enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Companies limited by share </li></ul><ul><...
Social business income comes from <ul><li>Grants via taxation – payment to deliver statutory duties  </li></ul><ul><li>Gra...
Social businesses at their best <ul><li>Use clear management structures </li></ul><ul><li>Create robust financial structur...
Social businesses at their worst <ul><li>Adopt voluntary/charity sector worst practice </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt commercial ...
Oxford Healthy Living Centre <ul><li>Company limited by guarantee </li></ul><ul><li>Complementary therapies and counsellin...
a few more… <ul><li>Bulky Bobs </li></ul><ul><li>Aspire </li></ul><ul><li>The Eden Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Details i...
and Gray-King & Gray… <ul><li>Company limited by shares </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring to community organisations and social ...
Social Enterprise <ul><li>Business Solutions for Public Good </li></ul><ul><li>The best of the worlds of commerce and publ...
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Business Solutions For Public Good

  1. 1. Business Solutions for Public Good Social Enterprise
  2. 2. What’s Social Enterprise when it’s at home? <ul><li>Social Business which is the best of both worlds of… </li></ul><ul><li>Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Public service </li></ul>
  3. 3. Commerce includes <ul><li>Private Sector </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sole Traders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Corporate Sector </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public limited companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi national companies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And income from </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Investment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trading goods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selling services </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. At its best, Commerce… <ul><li>Uses clear management structures </li></ul><ul><li>Creates robust financial structures </li></ul><ul><li>Uses entrepreneurial approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Is quality controlled </li></ul>
  5. 5. At its worst, commerce can be <ul><li>Company driven – profit before people </li></ul><ul><li>Subject to profit motivated internal decision making </li></ul><ul><li>Production of high returns for a few </li></ul><ul><li>Subject to high turn-over of most senior personnel </li></ul>
  6. 6. Public Service includes <ul><li>Statutory sector </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Welfare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heritage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Voluntary/Charity sector </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And income from </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grants via taxation (public sector spending) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grants via private donation (appeals, trust funding) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. At its best, public service… <ul><li>Is client focussed – people before profit </li></ul><ul><li>Effects positive changes in people and environments </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages community support </li></ul><ul><li>Uses creative solutions to ‘hard’ social problems </li></ul>
  8. 8. At its worst, public service can be <ul><li>Shoddily or over managed </li></ul><ul><li>Highly dependent on changeable income </li></ul><ul><li>Poor at planning and assessing risk </li></ul><ul><li>Subject to poor or over accountability </li></ul>
  9. 9. Social Businesses include <ul><li>Local community enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Companies limited by share </li></ul><ul><li>Companies limited by guarantee </li></ul><ul><li>Mutual organisations (co-ops) </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial or provident societies </li></ul><ul><li>Unincorporated organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Registered charities </li></ul><ul><li>Soon - Charitable Interest Companies </li></ul><ul><li>And they can be local, national or international </li></ul>
  10. 10. Social business income comes from <ul><li>Grants via taxation – payment to deliver statutory duties </li></ul><ul><li>Grants via private donation </li></ul><ul><li>Investment </li></ul><ul><li>Trading goods </li></ul><ul><li>Selling services </li></ul><ul><li>Reinvestment of surplus </li></ul>
  11. 11. Social businesses at their best <ul><li>Use clear management structures </li></ul><ul><li>Create robust financial structures </li></ul><ul><li>Use entrepreneurial approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Control quality </li></ul><ul><li>Are client focussed – people before profit </li></ul><ul><li>Effect positive changes in people and environments </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage community support </li></ul><ul><li>Use creative solutions to ‘hard’ social problems </li></ul>
  12. 12. Social businesses at their worst <ul><li>Adopt voluntary/charity sector worst practice </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt commercial sector worst practice </li></ul>
  13. 13. Oxford Healthy Living Centre <ul><li>Company limited by guarantee </li></ul><ul><li>Complementary therapies and counselling agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Paying and bursary funded clients </li></ul><ul><li>Rent raised by bursary paid therapists’ rent and agency rental </li></ul><ul><li>Running costs and salaries are covered from rental </li></ul><ul><li>Centre Manager and Trustee directors raise bursaries from individuals, trusts and statutory sector </li></ul>
  14. 14. a few more… <ul><li>Bulky Bobs </li></ul><ul><li>Aspire </li></ul><ul><li>The Eden Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Details in Social Enterprise: a strategy for success </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. and Gray-King & Gray… <ul><li>Company limited by shares </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring to community organisations and social enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Clients from disadvantaged areas or serve disadvantaged groups </li></ul><ul><li>Fee income is from clients or from statutory sector on behalf of client </li></ul><ul><li>Shareholders receive no dividends </li></ul><ul><li>Surplus invested as discount to relevant clients </li></ul>
  16. 16. Social Enterprise <ul><li>Business Solutions for Public Good </li></ul><ul><li>The best of the worlds of commerce and public service </li></ul><ul><li>Fitting the square peg and the round hole together! </li></ul>

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