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Commercial Thinking for Social Enterprise

Date: 20th March 2024
Location: Manchester
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Theme: Social Value

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Putting the ‘enterprise’ into your social enterprise can be a challenge, especially for leaders that are not from a commercial background. This 2hr workshop will introduce leaders of social enterprises to ideas around how to identify what they can sell and who might pay for it.

Attendees will gain insights into how they might generate unrestricted income for their enterprise, and in particular how to go about ‘selling’ their products and services to people that can pay for them.


Stuart Vaughan is the VCSE Specialist advisor within the Learning, Skills and Social Impact Team at the Business Growth Hub. Stuart has over 20 years experience delivering support and training within the VCSE sector and has supported many organisations in this time to grow and develop.

As this workshop is fully-funded, businesses are subject to funders' eligibility criteria. If your place is confirmed, you will receive an email from us with further details.

Trading in the Greater Manchester region.
Sole trader, micro business, small and medium-sized enterprise, or large business.
Social enterprises where these engage in economic activity.

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10:00 - 10:15 Introduction, H&S, Aims & objectives of the session
10:15 - 10:45 What it means to be a social enterprise, opportunities and restrictions
10:45 - 11:15 Product, place, price, promotion
11:15 - 11:45 Work on own organisation’s 4P’s
11:45 - 12:00 Round up from group as to commercial ideas
12:00 Close

Where is it?

Manchester City Centre

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