First Steps In Social Enterprise is A FREE OPPORTUNITY to meet successful social enterprises and sector specialists at a launch event for an exciting new programme. You will find out about the First Steps programme and get the opportunity to participate in training workshops.

Who is it for?

People from a minority ethnic background
People with a social enterprise idea that will benefit the wider community or social housing residents
*Minority led refers to Black Asian Minority Ethnic or Refugee communities 

More about the day …

Work shop 1: Introduction to First Steps In Social Enterprise A taster session on the key elements that need to be in place for a successful social enterprise and an opportunity hear about our 12 week programme. First Steps in Social Enterprise will help you systematically map the mission-critical areas of your business plan, engaging practical tools, legal and financial knowledge, and business theory to support your social enterprise

Workshop 2: The Problem Tree and the business model canvas The Problem Tree is a 45 minute, interactive discussion on the social problems which most affect local residents. This workshop begins with an open discussion around social problems in Lambeth, finding common ground and ends thinking briefly about common solutions. The business model canvas is a 45 minute discussion around how local residents have the solutions to solve these problems. Participants will then visually draw out their ideas for social change on a one page canvas which will be displayed around the room.

Workshop 3: Principle Six - Turn contacts into contracts. Do you want to develop your trading contacts? Do you want to meet other social entrepreneurs? Do you want to share your experiences? Do you have something you want to tell the world?

Workshop 4: What does a housing association look for in a tender? Find out what it takes to win a contract with a housing association or similar organisation? What will the competition look like? What do I need to demonstrate competence? What reassurance will a housing association look for? What policies and procedures does my organisation need?

For more information click on the link below or call John Mayford (Olmec) on 020 7688 8019 or 07872 507489 or Phil Parr (MTVH) on 020 3535 5132 or 07738 713989.

First Steps in Social Enterprise



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