Grow your Social Enterprise

Grow your Social Enterprise

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This is an inspiring two-day course for new Gloucestershire-based mission-led businesses; social enterprise, charity, CICs and social entrepreneurs. In the company of other early-stage entrepreneurs, you will have the opportunity to develop your social business model and explore your strategy for growth. Both days will involve networking and refreshments, and you will leave with a growth strategy plan to move your ideas forward.

When is this course?

 Sat 4th & Sat 11th May 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm both days.

Who is this course for?

The Grow Your Business course is for you if...
- You run a business that is less than 3 years old
- You’re based in Gloucestershire
- You are ambitious and have plans to grow
- You’re feeling a bit stuck in your business and need advice to move forward.

What will I do during the course?

Through a range of simple tried and tested techniques the course will take you through all aspects of your business to look at...
- Where you are now and where you want to be
- Map your stakeholders and understand their aspirations
- Develop your social business model
- Understand your Theory of Change
- Options for funding and investment
…and much more.

By the end of the course you will have:
• Growth plan – an action plan detailing your growth strategy for your business
• Objectives and priorities
• Greater motivation and confidence

Who's taking this course?

Jules Ellison

Director of Make It Studios CIC, Jules is a social entrepreneur, business adviser and educator with over 10 years experience supporting social enterprises to start well and grow. As former MD of Social Enterprise Works and Social Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Bristol Jules has supported 100’s of social enterprises across the South West. An experienced trainer and educator Jules enjoys sharing her knowledge and empowering entrepreneurs to achieve the change they want to see in the world. Big interests include creativity, social innovation and sustainable development.

Where is it held?

This course is taking place at Make It Studios, Fromehall Mill, Lodgemore Lane, Stroud GL5 3 EH.

Where do I sign up?

Visit to join the project (if you haven't already) and once you've logged into your account you'll be able to book your place.

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*Some eligibility criteria apply - contact us to find out more.

Grow your Business courses are offered by Start and Grow Enterprise, a University of Gloucestershire project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Start and Grow Enterprise supports the growth of Gloucestershire-based entrepreneurs and start-ups (trading up to 3 years) through free training, events, networks and resources.