Understanding and Creating a Social Enterprise 10 weeks starting Tuesday 1st February, 10 – 1, online

This essential, FREE, course is for anyone wanting to set up a social enterprise but isn’t sure where to start.  The course is run by GCDA’s CEO, Claire Pritchard, who has over 25 years experience setting up and running social enterprises and has supported hundreds of social enterprises over the years.  This interactive and informative course will cover all the essential elements of setting up a social enterprise and delve into how to identify a market, do market research, legal definitions and so much more.  By the end of the course you’re able to:

  • Describe your ideas and describe the practical tools for understanding the market
  • Identify the existence of a market
  • Identify the range of activities to complete market research successfully
  • Identify the resources and commitment needed to set up a social enterprise
  • Understand the legal structures applicable to social enterprises and the relation to the law
  • Understand and apply financial information for estimating start-up costs, breakeven point and develop a cashflow forecast
  • Create a business plan and know how to use it as an internal and external tool


For more information please contact training@gcda.org.uk or visit our website to book or call 0208 2694894

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