It doesn’t matter whether you are in charge of a team, project or enterprise. We all need to reach out for additional expertise from time to time. See below some handy resources to support you.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES-
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE RESOURCES
THERE ARE MANY PARTS TO RUNNING A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE: FROM CREATING AND TESTING YOUR IDEA, DECIDING YOUR LEGAL STRUCTURE, HIRING VOLUNTEERS, FUNDING & SO MUCH IN BETWEEN.
HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO GET YOU STARTED.
3 HELPFUL DOCUMENTS
1. A Lean Canvas
2. A Business Plan
3. A Strategic Plan
There are a number of excellent documents templates to help you on your journey.
Tip: Don’t Reinvent the Wheel
DECIDE LEGAL STRUCTURE
This is one of the trickiest decisions a social entrepreneur will make. The most common legal structure amongst SE’s in Ireland is CLG.
There are other options.
A social enterprise can also be a for profit company (eg Ltd), contrary to common belief.
Tip: Get Expert Advice
3 FREE TOOLS
Only a snapshot of SO MANY!
THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN YOUR SE IS YOU
Mind yourself, ask for help and create a good support network around you.
Get in touch below if I can be of support.
5 TIPS TO START YOUR SE
1.HAVE THE RIGHT MINDSET
2. DO A BUSINESS PLAN
3.CARRY OUT RESEARCH
4. KNOW YOUR COMPETITORS
5.CHOSE YOUR BUSINESS STRUCTURE
MY VIEWS ON...
As a SE Founder, access an Enterprise Start Up Programme if you can. The learnings are invaluable. The SEI Academy, UCC Ignite and New Frontiers are programmes I can recommend as a social entrepreneur.
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE FUNDING
Access to SE Funding in Ireland is limited and is a very competitive process. The most important point is that you do not become overly reliant on funding but create your own revenue streams to become self sustainable.
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