THINKING ABOUT STARTING A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE?
Social enterprises come in all sizes, from small community cafés to really big international organisations. Setting up a social enterprise can not only give you the freedom and satisfaction of running your own business, but also the knowledge that you are changing the world for the better.
ALREADY WORKING IN SOCIAL ENTERPRISE?
Social Impact Measurement.
Accurate information about the impact your social enterprise is making towards your social goals is very important. Find out how to measure your social value.
Free materials to help you promote your social enterprise status.
As awareness of social enterprise grows there's good reason to make it clear to your customers, whether they're local authorities, consumers or private businesses, that you're a social enterprise.
Buy Social. Buy from fellow social enterprises and support the social economy.
In response to social enterprises telling us that they wanted to purchase more services and goods from other organisations with a social mission, we've launched a one year to campaign to support 'inter-trading'. Get involved and do a new deal by Social Enterprise Day in November 2013.
Using the Public Services Social Value Act to win more contracts.
We're supporting social enterprises and voluntary sector organisations delivering public sector contracts, advising them on how to make the most of this new law, which came into force recently in January 2013.
Due to popular demand we're hosting another Social Value Conference on 6 March, this time in Liverpool, for social enterprises and local authorities. Hear from great speakers.
Join Social Enterprise UK - our members receive tailored advice, information and support; exclusive discounted products and services; profile-raising opportunities and more.
Sources of funding and finance - a list of organisations.
We're running a series of leadership training courses and master classes for those working in social enterprise.
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