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Starting a Social Enterprise

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The Desmond Complex

Gortboy (near the Fire Station)

Newcastle West

Ireland

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Communities and budding entrepreneurs that are considering starting a social enterprise would benefit from this training course aimed specifically at employment opportunities for rural communities.

This course will be run over two evenings and attendance on both evenings is recommended. Please book each night seperately.

Topics to be covered include:

  • "What is a Social Enterprise?"

  • Identifying Opportunities for Job Creation in Rural Areas. This will include training on how to conduct a needs analysis; understand how to establish if there is a market/need for your business idea conducting market research.

  • Writing a business plan – how to describe the business idea, assessing the financial feasibility of a social enterprise and developing strategies for a sustainable enterprise.

  • Practical steps for managing a social enterprise – how to set them up (legal status), staff them and manage the business on a day to day basis. This may include financial reporting requirements.

  • Sourcing external funding, including seed capital, and other supports and information.

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The Desmond Complex

Gortboy (near the Fire Station)

Newcastle West

Ireland

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