Starting a social enterprise, just like starting a business, requires some level of planning, regardless of the size of the enterprise you're looking to launch. It requires knowing what skills and resources you already have, and what you need. You will gain skills to reflect on the knowledge and abilities that you and your teammates have, and be able to assess the resources at your disposal, such as financing, money, equipment, intellectual property, and more.
For those who have an enterprise idea, this session is great for mapping what you have and what you need in order to move your idea forward and closer to launching. You'll leave with a clear understanding of the gaps you need to fill to move closer to success!
Please note: If you are completing any courses with a Coach or a Social Enterprise Developer for the Incubator, please email any documents you complete directly to your Coach or Developer - the downloaded documents can not be saved in the online course or your SEI account. Also, Coaches and Developers do not see your answers to the pre- and post-tests; these are for your information only.
By assessing your readiness for starting a social enterprise, we’ll help you consider what you’ll need and what you already have to start your social enterprise, as well as the time and resources you’ll will need to dedicate to pursuing it.
The objectives of the course are as follows:
- There is a clear path to follow in developing a social enterprise. We’ll show you where you fit on that path and how you can use the Social Enterprise Institute to move ahead!
- You and your team's soft skills, as well as your organization's current culture can be helpful in creating a social enterprise. We’ll help you see where you’re strong and weak in this area.
- There are three pieces of social enterprise readiness for you to consider: Organizational, Social Enterprise, and Business. These might not apply to you if you’re not starting a social enterprise from within an organization, but we’ll tell you when that time comes how it applies or not.
- The things you own or use currently can possibly be used in your social enterprise, saving money and using existing resources. We’ll help you determine what those assets are.
- Not all social enterprises have to start with an idea you have. We’ll look at how you and your team can brainstorm and choose the best new ideas, or improve your current social enterprise or current ideas as well.
- All of the information mentioned can be scored and added up, like in a test. We’ll see where any gaps exist for you, and see what you need to do next to close those gaps.
By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Course Completion Badge
Last Updated: February 15, 2019
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