Build and Grow Your Social Enterprise

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10 May, 2018
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9:00 am to 12:00 pm
United Way of Winnipeg Learning C
1st floor, 580 Main St.
CCEDNet Mbrs: $25 | Non-Members: $75

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Non-profits and social entrepreneurs are increasingly considering social enterprise – a blended value model where business methods are put to work achieving social impacts. This workshop will explain what social enterprise is and what it’s not, then lead participants through an overview of the typical steps in an enterprise’s early development. The facilitator(s) will introduce participants to tools for deciding if you’re ready to take on an enterprise, how to clarify your idea, test its feasibility, plan the business model including legal and financial considerations, start-up and then evaluate and strengthen.

Anyone curious about social enterprise will benefit from this half-day session. Non-profit organizations considering the model and economic or business developers wanting to expand their knowledge are particularly welcome. All participants will receive a copy of the Canadian Guide on Social Enterprise, developed by Enterprising Non-Profits.

Learning Objectives:

  • What social enterprise is, and what it isn’t.
  • The steps in a typical social enterprise development path, including some important legal and financial pieces.
  • Resources & tools that exist to support enterprise development.
  • If you’re eligible and how to apply for the Social Enterprise Manitoba Development Grant.

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Frank Atnikov is the Social Enterprise Program Manager with the Canadian CED Network and has over 30 years of experience and a passion to help people succeed.

He believes that the right business solution is a powerful tool to help people prosper and solve social problems.

His collaborative and holistic approach to developing sustainable business solutions has helped dozens of non-profits, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and social enterprises flourish.

As a coach, trainer, consultant and facilitator, Frank will work with you to come up with customized solutions that work for you, your business or organization — whether it’s improving processes and systems to make your operation more efficient, or mapping out great customer experience; helping with your business plan or feasibility study; or understanding the story that the financial/management reports are telling you; or creating solid marketing strategies to grow your organization. Frank helps clients bridge the gap between business best practice and the greater good.

CCEDNet - Manitoba
Winnipeg  Manitoba
Social Economy & Social Enterprise