Our specialty is working with clients to apply business and finance skills to solve social and community challenges.
We’ve been able to get the ideas out of our heads and into a business plan. Without the Social Change 101 network of fellow social entrepreneurs, our mentors and those business experts who have provided inspiration and advice, I doubt we’d be as far along with our concept as we now are.
―Jan Ryan, Quercus Beechworth
We'll help you create new opportunities for enterprise and economic and social renewal.
―Tammy Atkins, Director of It's On Purpose
Our programs are designed to assist regional Australians to develop an idea or to grow a social venture to drive change in their community.
Err, so what does Social Enterprise look like in Australia? Social enterprises are not charities or businesses, as we have traditionally known them. Social enterprises blur the lines between these two. Our #Socent Ruler explains further.
You think you have a great idea for a social venture, but how can you be sure? Knowing where to start, and how to undertake a basic analysis of your idea, is simple. Follow the steps in our Social Venture Honeycomb, to help you explore your thinking and to fill in the gaps, so you can decide if your idea has social venture potential.
Knowing where to start, and how to undertake a basic analysis of your idea, is simple. Follow the steps in our Social Venture Honeycomb, to help you explore your thinking and to fill in the gaps, so you can decide if your idea has social venture potential.
Starting a social enterprise can be hard work. If you're based in Victoria you might be eligible to boost your business with up to $25,000 of support through the Social Enterprise Capability Voucher Stream. We can work with you on this.
Starting a social enterprise can be daunting. For those of you who have an idea you’d like to explore but you’re not sure if the full Social Change 101 program’s up your alley, we’ve created a free one-day ‘taster’ workshop that you’ll love.
Social enterprises are businesses that intentionally trade to tackle social problems, improve communities, or benefit the environment. They make money and employ staff; and rather than distribute profit to the owners, profits are reinvested back into the business or the community.