Guide to starting a social enterprise
DOING GOOD, WHILE DOING BUSINESS
Social Enterprise UK define a social enterprise as "A business that trades for a social and/or environmental purpose. It will have a clear sense of its ‘social mission’: which means it will know what difference it is trying to make, who it aims to help, and how it plans to do it. It will bring in most or all of its income through selling goods or services. And it will also have clear rules about what it does with its profits, reinvesting these to further the ‘social mission’".
If you are thinking about starting a social enterprise or would like to know more about what a social enterprise is, take a look at this guide to social enterprise produced by the national body.
the guide is broken down in to really useful chapters giving you the information to succeed as a social enterprise, including advice on where to access finance, deciding your legal structure and how to scale up.
If you need support to start or grow a social enterprise give us a call on 020 7101 0696 and we would be happy to help through one to one advice training or workshops.