Social enterprises are emerging daily to combine the energies of social concern with the logic of the marketplace to meet the needs of millions worldwide.
Social enterprises are driven by a mission to produce goods or services for a social purpose; the profit from the business is used to support social aims.
Benefit corporations are business entities with a dual purpose: making a profit and promoting the public good. A non-profit corporation serves some public purpose and therefore enjoys special treatment under the law.
You will learn:
- What is social entrepreneurship and what social entrepreneurs do?
- What are some examples of social enterprises?
- What is the difference between non-profits, B-corps, California Benefit Corporations?
- How to consider your options: for-profit vs non-profit; incorporate or not?
- How to finance and market your social enterprise
- What are the elements of a business plan for a social enterprise
- Some resources that can help you
Registration Fee: $30
Professor Emeritus Robert Girling received his Ph. D. from Stanford University and has taught and consulted in 20 different countries. He is a social entrepreneur and has served on the boards of several nonprofits and is a co-founder of the Sustainable Enterprise Conference series. Prof Girling is the author of The Good Company (2012) and The Good Company: Sustainability in Hospitality, Tourism and Wine (2015).
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