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Social Enterprise Hot House - 2 Day Start Up Boot Camp

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The Dome Enterprise Centre

University of Chichester

Upper Bognor Road

Bognor Regis

PO21 1HR

United Kingdom

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Social Enterprise Boot Camp

This two day Social Enterprise Bootcamp will take place on Monday 9th and Tuesday 17th October 10.00-16.00 and will be facilitated by Gareth Sear Business Start-up Manager from the University of Chichester, with expert knowledge on Social Enterprise delivered by Voluntary Action Arun and Chichester.

You will receive two action, fun and information packed days, where you will learn how to verbalise and visualise your Social Enterprise, how to define your social purpose and how to review your finances.

The Social Enterprise Boot Camp is a great introduction to the Social Enterprise WorkShop Programme, where you will look more in depth at 6 key areas of starting and running a social enterprise. For more information on the workshop programme please follow this link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/social-enterprise-hot-house-workshops-tickets-35235270643

Day One

Verbal Business Cards

Learn how to express your ‘value proposition’ in various different ways to various different people. This is a fun and highly interactive way of learning what difference your business can make to people, this session will really get you thinking and talking about your business.

The Business Model Canvas

the Business Model Canvas is an amazing tool that helps you to visualise your business through the 9 building blocks of business, lots of colourful sticky notes and some facilitated group discussions. The Boot Camp continues with sessions around:

- Creating your vision
- Setting your goals and objectives
- How to research your business idea
- Test trading and the minimum viable product

Day Two

Legal Models and Social Purpose

Take a look at each of the legal models a social enterprise can adopt. Hear about local examples of each model and the pros and cons of each. Use an online tool to help you make the decision on which one is right for you.

Explore your social purpose, the activities your social enterprise will undertake and the audience you will support.

Organisational Finances

Learn how to make a cashflow forecast and what financial records you should keep.

What you will learn over the two days and be able to use in your Social Enterprise Start Up:

- What the 9 building block of business are
- What these mean to your business
- How to vocalise your business
- How to research the market
- An understanding of the different legal model options and tools to make a decision on which to choose
- An understanding of your social purpose and how to articulate it

You will take-away:

- Your completed business model canvas
- Your deck of verbal business cards
- A cash flow forecast template, hopefully, completed!
- A market research template, also, with some of it completed
- A legal model decision-making tool
- A description of your social purpose

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The Dome Enterprise Centre

University of Chichester

Upper Bognor Road

Bognor Regis

PO21 1HR

United Kingdom

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