Social enterprises apply a business approach to achieving their mission and solving social needs. To deliver sustained and measurable impact you must first find a business model that works for you. This course explores the main approaches and business models that every social entrepreneur should know about. Through activities and examples, the course equips you with the tools you will need to design, describe and ultimately build a more impactful business. Want to find the sweet spot between mission and money? Look no further.
At the end of this course, learners will…
Understand and be able to explain the following key points…
- The sustainable balance to be found at the heart of successful social enterprises, between delivering impact and staying afloat as a business
- The importance of combining a strong mission orientation, with appropriate business structure and clear target market
- The typical business models that social enterprises tend to pursue and their main characteristics
- The basics of business model generation, and its ability to help define how you do business and deliver value to customers
Be able to use the following skills, tools, processes, procedures…
- Use a Mission Model Market template to describe the mission orientation, integrated structure and market focus of your social enterprise
- Use a Social Business Model Canvas to visualise your business model in a simple and intuitive way
Actually do the following tasks…
- Build a shared understanding of how your social enterprise does business, generates revenue, serves customers and creates impact
- Produce a one-page visual that enables you to design, describe, challenge and continuously refine your business model
By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Course Completion Badge
Last Updated: February 15, 2019
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