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Day 2, Workshop, Sophie Hobson

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Workshop: Start with the problem
Social Enterprise Festival 2019

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Day 2, Workshop, Sophie Hobson

  1. 1. Start with the problem! Sophie Hobson, SSE
  2. 2. About the School for Social Entrepreneurs We help 1,000 people a year develop the skills, strengths and networks they need to tackle society’s biggest problems.
  3. 3. 3 Madeline Alterman ARTBOX LONDON
  4. 4. 4 Asha Patel INNOVATING MINDS
  5. 5. 5 Josh Turner STAND4SOCKS
  6. 6. Your first steps Where to begin? 1. Start with the problem 2. Deep-dive the problem 3. Do your homework 4. Zoom in 5. Show me the money! (Start small) Sources of support
  7. 7. Start with the problem 7 What is the change you wish to see in the world? Share with the person next to you what it is and why you want to tackle it (It’s fine if you don’t know yet! Pick a cause you care about instead) Photo by Ian Espinosa on Unsplash
  8. 8. Deep-dive the problem 8 • You need to understand your cause deeply • Social/environmental problems are messy and complex • There are no quick fixes Who can help you better understand the problem? Photo by Adrian RF on Unsplash
  9. 9. Do your homework 9 What’s already out there? How can you explore other models being used to tackle the problem? How can you find out where you are most needed?
  10. 10. Zoom in 10 What specific part of the cause-and-effect do you want to focus on? Too broad: ‘Ending homelessness’ More achievable: ‘Helping people experiencing homelessness towards employment by providing training’ Photo by Marten Newhall on Unsplash
  11. 11. Show me the money! 11 But start small! How will you make money? (product/service) Who will pay? How can you test your assumptions on a small scale? Will you need additional grant funding? Share ideas Photo by Aneta Pawlik on Unsplash
  12. 12. Sources of support 12 When you’re starting up… The School for Social Entrepreneurs: ─ Lloyds Bank & Bank of Scotland Start Up Programme ─ Specific short courses (e.g. legal structures) ─ Online guides: www.the-sse.org UnLtd: grants & support programmes Social Enterprise UK: guides, accreditation & membership B-Corps: don’t have to be social enterprise
  13. 13. Questions & keep in touch! Twitter: @SophieHobson | @SchSocEnt www.the-sse.org

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