E-Books

E-Guide to Starting a Social Enterprise

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This guide offers a step by step process to starting a social enterprise.

It offers insight into the steps you should take to assess the viability of your idea, develop a business plan and turn it into a reality. The information within this Start Up Guide complements our E-Books Social Enterprise Toolbox and Guide to Measuring Social Impact (see below), which provides more detailed information on the business planning topics covered within this guide.

The Guide has been written by Heather Black, Managing Director of Economic Change CIC. Heather has specialised in business support for social enterprises since 2000. She has continued to undertake national research to understand their business support needs, she provides consultancy and coaching directly to social entrepreneurs and she has founded two social enterprises. Heather is renowned for her work having won a number of awards, and she is a nominated Council Member of Social Enterprise UK.

Price £4.99 plus VAT (On receipt of payment a copy of the guide will be emailed to you)




E-Guide to Measuring Social Impact

measuring-social-impact-3d-low-resThis E-guide offers a step by step introduction to defining and measuring the social impact of an organisation.

It offers insight into applying a simple process  to develop a social impact framework for an organistion.

The process can be applied at a macro to micro level, to ultimately measure the impact of your organisation.

The E-Guide has been written by Heather Black, Managing Director of Economic Change CIC.

As a research consultant, Heather has helped to develop social impact frameworks and conducted independent evaluations since 2000 for national to local organisations with a social and economic mission. Heather is renowned for her work having won a number of awards, and she is a nominated Council Member of Social Enterprise UK.

Price £4.99  (On receipt of payment a copy of the guide will be emailed to you)




E-Guide to Developing CRM Management Systems
developing-mang-sys-3d-low-resThis guide offers a step-by-step introduction to reviewing and developing the management system(s) of your organisation to help improve efficiency and sustainability for the long term. Within this guide we specifically focus on the design of a CRM system(s) to manage relationships with your internal and external stakeholders.
The guide offers insight into how to evaluate your current requirements, develop a business case, prepare an operational action plan, and implement a new system.  The content is guided by the capabilities of Salesforce a leading global CRM solution with integrated apps.

The Guide has been written by Heather Black, Managing Director of Economic Change CIC.
As a Salesforce CRM trained Consultant, Heather has helped to develop integrated management systems since 2010 for national to local organisations, with a social and economic mission.

Price £5.99  (On receipt of payment a copy of the guide will be emailed to you)




 

Social Enterprise Toolbox

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This comprehensive 60 page E-guide is written for a business leader at any stage of running their social enterprise as its intention is to help you undertake a considered and structured analysis of how well you are planning and managing your business. 

The E-guide provides guidance, inspiration and thoughtful questions to help you plan and shape your business strategy for now and in the future. Questions are presented within each Section Checklist to help the reader apply the guidance to their own particular situation.

As you work through each of the sections you will start to prepare all of the information you need ready for your annual business strategy, business plan, funding applications, internal team manual and even client proposals.

The Social Enterprise Toolbox is written by Heather Black (nee Wilkinson), a specialist consultant and coach in social enterprise with guest experts providing expertise in a couple of the sections. Heather has specialised in business support for social enterprises since 2000. She has continued to undertake national research to understand their business support needs, she provides consultancy and coaching directly to social entrepreneurs and she has founded two social enterprises.

The guide covers the following topics:

  • Communicating Your Business
  • Customers, Products & Services
  • Market Research, Marketing & Sales
  • Leadership and Management
  • Measuring Your Impact
  • Developing Your Team
  • Business Formalities
  • Business Growth
  • Financial Planning and Raising Investment

Economic Change worked in partnership with Striding Out CIC to launch the Toolbox and it invests the income generated into furthering the social missions of the two organisations.

Download the Social Enterprise ToolBox I-phone Mobile App here

Order a Copy of the Ebook Online – Cost £6.99   (On receipt of payment a copy of the guide will be emailed to you)




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