Social Enterprise Start-up Sessions

Do you have a business idea which has a social purpose at its heart?

Are you interested in making a profit and making a difference? Are you looking for a way to do business that is ethical, fair and sustainable?

RIO is running more of its successful social enterprise start-up sessions to help you explore your idea in an interactive workshop environment.

These workshops are  designed to cover all you need to know so you can launch your business with confidence, you’ll also make connections with a group of like-minded entrepreneurs as you work through how to bring your ambition to life. Dip in and dip out, or complete the full programme, whatever works for you!

Drawing on its extensive experience of creating and running its own social enterprises, RIO provides practical support for people interested in doing business differently.

Session 1
Is social enterprise a good business model for you? Wednesday, 11th October 2017 10am – 1pm, The Pavilion Centre, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge.

This session will cover:

• What is a social enterprise?
• What difference do you want to make?
• Developing your social business case
• Getting your legal structure right

Session 2
Getting to know your market and business model Wednesday, 8th November 2017, 10am – 1pm, The Pavilion Centre, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge

This session will cover:

• What’s your offer and who’s going
to buy it?
• Customer profiles and mapping
competitors
• How will my business idea make money?
• Pricing and costing your offer

To register for session 2, click here.

Session 3
Taking your idea to market, Wednesday, 13th December 2017 10am – 1pm, The Pavilion Centre, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge.

This session will cover

• Marketing and branding tools
• Refining your business case and the ‘ask’
• Perfecting the pitch
• Action planning

To register for session 3, click here.

If you have any questions or would like to book your FREE place, please email info@theengineroom.org.uk or call 08458 621288.