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Starting Your Social Enterprise Programme

Bookings are now being taken for the remaining three modules included in the Social Enterprise Academy’s ‘Starting Your Social Enterprise’ programme. This programme, accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management, is for members of community food initiatives that areat the edge of exploring the feasibility of their business idea and preparing a business plan. It is also relevant for managers who are exploring new ways to income generate or look at new approaches to business and business practice.

The programme is practical and participative. It will provide participants with business start up tools, knowledge and skills. The programme is designed to support participants through this process, giving them the opportunity to think about and structure their business idea, think about their marketing strategy and financial set up, in a supportive and encouraging environment.

The next 2-day module, ‘Developing your social enterprise’ will take place in October, with ‘Measuring impact’ being held in November, and the final module, ‘Pitch your idea’ being completed by end December. Places are free to staff and volunteers from community-run food initiatives, and are available for people who were not able to take part ‘Understanding social enterprise’ the first module held earlier this year. Places may also be available on individual modules.

The programme will be run in central Scotland.

For a booking form, or more information, please contact Jayne Rowe at the Social Enterprise Academy on 0131 243 2670,

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