How to start a successful social enterprise

Learn how to start a successful social enterprise, build a business model, discover customers, and find market fit.

46 Lessons
1583 Enrolled
8 hours

About Course

Do you want to make a real difference in your community and make money while doing so to sustain yourself and your impact? You’re in luck! This self-paced Social Enterprise Development Course is the roadmap you need to create initiatives that tackle complex problems and make a real impact. We’ll show you how to start small, validate your ideas, and grow purposefully. With a perfect blend of critical insights and practical steps, you’ll learn how to build thriving social enterprises that contribute to positive social and environmental change and bring you some income! Whether you’re a budding visionary or a seasoned entrepreneur, this course will give you the tools to build sustainable social impact enterprises from the ground up.

What makes this course so unique?

Course Contributors

Buckle up for a mind-expanding learning on social entrepreneurship! Our course isn’t just textbooks and lectures; we’ve got a crew of trailblazing social entrepreneurs and leaders from around the globe, contributing their hard-earned wisdom and experiences. The course will take you on a journey of diverse perspectives and insights into the exciting world of social enterprise development.

Kelly D. King (StartEd, New York)

Erich Schlenker (Managing Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, Appalachian State University)

Kyle Satinitigan (Wesolve, Makati, Philippines)

Drew Edwards (Pangea Education Consult, Chicago)

Owonikoko Olusola (Stanforte Edge, Nigeria)

Kirsten Brosbol (Founder of 2030Beyond, Former Minister for Environment and Danish Member of Parliament, Denmark) 

Dr. Segun Fatudimu (Founder and CEO at Impact Toolbox, Canada)

Min Ngo (Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada)

Lisa Ngo (York University, Canada)

Akina, New Zealand

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What Will You Learn?

  • Social entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial journey
  • Problem and solution analysis and validation
  • Developing a theory of change
  • Customer segmentation and competitive analysis
  • Designing business models and customer discovery
  • Creating minimal viable products
  • Finding product-market fit using the lean methodology
  • Navigating startup challenges and incorporating a social enterprise
  • How to align a social enterprise with the SDGs
  • Wise practices for incorporating an early stage social enterprise

Course Content

Module 1: Introduction to social entrepreneurship
Here we will introduce you to the concept of social entrepreneurship

  • What is a social enterprise?
    01:05
  • Why the social entrepreneurial mindset is important
    02:15
  • Three characters of social entrepreneurs
    01:42
  • The triple bottom line & the key goals of social entrepreneurship
    02:45

Module 2: Social entrepreneurship forms and models

Module 3: Creating a social impact model
In this module, we will discuss, what it takes to be an entrepreneur and the entrepreneurial journey

Module 4: Thinking Global: Aligning your social enterprise with the global goals

Module 5: Finding your competitive edge

Module 6: Analyzing customers and proposing value

Module 7: Developing the business model

Module 8: Developing a minimal viable product and customer development

Module 9: Exploring Financial Feasibility

Module 10: Bringing it all together

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Student Ratings & Reviews

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KS
1 week ago
It was a great learning experience. The tools and guidance that were provided are invaluable.
A fantastic course that provides a very thorough overview of the various components of starting a bussiness!
AC
6 months ago
Very interactive, fun, engaging content!
JF
6 months ago
Lots of very good information, frameworks, models and explanations!
JL
6 months ago
nice visuals and clear messaging
TB
6 months ago
Yes it was good.
MS
6 months ago
Videos were great
JZ
6 months ago
pretty cool did this for 499
DH
6 months ago
review pending
SM
7 months ago
If you are looking for an all-inclusive course on how to start your very own social enterprise, then look no further. This beautifully designed course goes through everything you need to know about creating a social enterprise, and does so through its thoughtfully designed video lessons, overviews, and activities. The organization of the course also makes it easy to follow along and not feel overwhelmed by the amount of information and knowledge packed in. I highly recommend enrolling in this course!
The journey has been thrilling and so much impactful. Grateful to the management at IMPACTTOOLBOX. This journey has been encouraging and very educative, thanks to all tutors and fellow learners. I encourage you to take this course you will not regret and you will never be the same. Looking forward to more lessons.
TO
7 months ago
This course was really enlightening, I gained so much insights on customer discovery
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