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East Perthshire Peer Learning Session - Is Social Enterprise for Me?

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Blairgowrie Community Campus

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PH10 6FH

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Social Enterprise: Is it for me?

The term is variously used as a business model, a legal entity or a form of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). Which is it and is there a difference? And are any of these things how you want to run your business?

Do you have a business with a social purpose or are planning to start one? Perhaps you want to have more of a social purpose?

Come along and understand the terminology and the models for social businesses. Learn about the advantages and the limitations of operating a social enterprise. It won't all be hard work, we will have some fun creating a social enterprise on the night! Find out the pitfalls and challenges first hand.


Susan Smith

I have worked in the third sector for nearly 25 years in various roles and organisations in Perthshire, Angus and Dundee. I successfully completed the Post Graduate in Social Enterprise through Glasgow Caledonian University to add to my Economics Degree. My introduction to the third sector was running a training company, but I have also been a volunteer co-ordinator and a capacity building worker for community groups. My last post was as Chief Executive of Dundee Social Enterprise which I held for 5 years. I was keen to get back to the trading end of the third sector and developing a sustainable third sector is something that I am passionate about. My current role, as a consultant with DSEN, is offering support to the Tay Cities Deal for the third sector bids and working across the council areas.

Outside of work I am a Trustee on a local hall, Chairman of Angus Federation SWRI and a keen curler fitting in a few visits to the ice rink through the winter.

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