In order to launch and grow an impactful social enterprise, you need to:
Stay true to your vision for change. Keep your ultimate destination in mind and adjust the course as needed along the way to get there.
Deeply understand and connect with your customers, so that you can...
...Create solutions that truly serve. Solve pressing and specific problems to achieve the social and/or environmental impact you set out to achieve.
Execute on an idea that will get you to where you want to go. Not every business model will serve your unique set of goals.
And take time to develop a well thought out plan. Because great ideas are worthless without implementation!
These beliefs are at the core of the Social Enterprise Kickstart, and there is a workshop dedicated to ‘walking the talk’ for each one.
I learned these lessons first hand after running 2 social enterprises over the last 4 years. Looking back, I see how much time I wasted distracted by other questions, tactics and methodologies.
The Social Enterprise Kickstart was designed to share what I wish I knew when I first started out.
It helps you fit together the core foundations required for any social enterprise to succeed.
The 5 Kickstart Workshops Are:
Uncover Your North Star Vision for Change
Get clear on your WHY and core purpose for launching an impactful business.
Discover how to deeply get to know your customers, so you can be 100% sure the offer you design will be truly impactful.
Synthesis + Integration
Synthesize all you have discovered so far to arrive at ideas that are a perfect fit for you to deliver to your customers.
Systematically rate your top ideas according to specific factors to narrow down the options and pick the one with the most potential.
Set Your Targets
Complete your first high level financial and impact projections, and set your initial KPI's so you're 100% ready to start taking action!
But this isn’t just a collection of fluff-filled workshops...
it’s your social enterprise startup path distilled into only the essentials.
Because here’s the truth:
These 5 foundations cannot be skipped! The longer you put off working through these essential exercises, the further you'll need to backtrack and redo work that's already done.