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Starting a Social Enterprise: Auckland
Thu 23 March 2017, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM NZDT
If you’re starting a social enterprise or have a great idea you want to explore, find out how to give it the best start with our ‘Starting a Social Enterprise’ workshop.
Taking the first steps with your venture can seem intimidating; you have a fantastic idea but are not sure what’s needed to get it started. This workshop will give you the confidence to set the wheels in motion.
This workshop will cover:
- What is social enterprise?
- Starting with purpose
- What is a social enterprise business model?
- Starting your social enterprise
- Testing your idea with customers
- Next steps
Come and learn the importance of purpose, explore how business modelling can help you design a social enterprise that works and find out how to test your idea to check that you are on the right track.
Meet other like-minded people, get inspired and find out how and where to start driving your venture forward.This is an interactive workshop that includes learning from Ākina's experienced facilitators, practical work and peer learning.
Please note: in the morning before this workshop, we will be hosting another workshop at the Waitakere Community Resource Centre called "Introduction to Social Enterprise". For more information and to register for this, click here.
I'm not sure if I'm a social enterprise - how do I know?
Social enterprises can look like many different things. Some are trusts, others are companies, and many are charities and community organisations. Fundamentally, social enterprises are mission driven organisations that trade for a social or environmental purpose. They aim to earn a profit and reinvest some of it towards fulfilling that purpose. Check out our website for more information: www.akina.org.nz
What should I bring?
Notepaper and a pen.
There are no more tickets and the waitlist is full - what should I do?
We will be providing more workshops in wider Auckland region, so please register your interest on the Ākina website and we can keep you informed.
Who can I contact with any questions?
Paul Dunphy, Venture Manager at Ākina Foundation - 027 213 5607 or firstname.lastname@example.org