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Training - market research, marketing, social business planning
Consultancy - social enterprise
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What is a social enterprise?
Trying to define a social enterprise can be like trying to define an elephant - very difficult and not much point, because you certainly know one when you see one.
Lots more information on social enterprise
What do they look like?
Are enterprising in their approach
Have clear social objectives
Have a structure which enables social ownership and accountability
The Eden Project
If you believe there should be a place that explores what a great future might look like...that celebrates life and puts champagne in the veins... then welcome to the Eden Project... That's why we built this place and that's where the money goes.
Why all the fuss?
Big government agenda to deliver services differently
Grants for third sector organisations becoming more scarce
Social problems need socially entrepreneurial solutions
Opportunities for you
Social enterprises need talented graduates as much as any other business
Social enterprise offers a different route into business - often for people who wouldn’t otherwise go into business
Liam Black, Fifteen Foundation
“ Getting and holding on to people who are happy to live with the pressures of balancing the commercial and social missions is really difficult.
I would say this is the biggest barrier to scaling up the social enterprise part of the economy in this country.”