Build and Grow Your Social Enterprise
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9:00 am to 12:00 pm
United Way of Winnipeg Learning Centre
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 Using The Business Model Canvas for Social Enterprise Development, a great tool to help you think about your enterprise idea.
- 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 Social Enterprise Manitoba Development Supports
Frank Atnikov is Social Enterprise Program Manager with the Canadian CED Network. With support and coaching on everything from social enterprise and strategic planning, to marketing, finance and operations, Frank helps expand ability to do good in the community without sacrificing the value-based essence that makes an organization who they are.
He provides insight from the best of both worlds, helping take social missions further. An ever-increasing resource squeeze and demand that outpaces capacity is leading many organizations to acknowledge the divide between big dreams and practical reality. Frank helps clients bridge the gap between business best practice and the greater good.
580 Main Street