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Launch your social enterprise

Have a Social Enterprise idea?

Take the next step and create your social enterprise plan.

What is a social enterprise plan?

Your social enterprise plan is your next step after you've come up with a social enterprise idea. In this step, you're making sure your idea is sustainable, marketable, and impactful. Think of it like a mini business plan - that helps you decide if you should commit the time to writing a full business plan, or tweak your idea, or go back to the drawing board. 

Are you ready?

You're ready for this course if...

  • You have a potential social enterprise idea, and/or have taken our free social enterprise sweet spot course.
  • You're committed to doing the work each day for the next 5 days, and using some critical thinking skills. #YouGotThis
  • You believe in the power of using business for good.

You're not ready for this course if...

Sarah, Founder and Owner, Nutty Snacks

"Beth took an overwhelming and emotional process and grouped it into manageable pieces. Then she spent time asking me questions, listening to my answers and condensing a lot of feelings in to understandable paragraphs that accurately communicated my heart and message.

She was able to take the facts and figures and make a plan for growth. And at the end of it all she handed me a concise synopsis of my company - who we are, where we've come from and how we plan to move forward. I was able to take my [business] plan directly to the bank and use it to determine my next steps for business.I am so grateful to Beth for working with me.

Without her knowledge and experience I would still be spinning on the true COGS of my business and guessing at the number needed to become profitable. Now she's given me data that can be used to create a strategic plan for growth."

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If you've been...

>> Struggling to make your great social enterprise idea a reality...

>> Wondering how to align your purpose in life with a cause you care deeply about...

>> Working on a draft of a social enterprise idea but haven't completed it yet...

>> Creating a new social enterprise idea but aren't sure how it will make money...

>> Developing your social enterprise idea but don't know what the next step is...

The Launch your social enterprise COURSE is for you.

Dana, Founder of Food Shift

"I had the pleasure of receiving some coaching from Beth in the start-up stages of my social enterprise. Beth really met me where we were at and approached our conversations with an incredible ability to listen, ask the right questions, and guide me toward uncovering tangible next steps and solutions. 

She brings a calm, authentic, compassionate, and encouraging tone to conversations and has a wealth of resources and knowledge to share. Beth has an incredibly generous spirit when it comes to coaching and supporting entrepreneurs and leads with a deep passion and understanding of the challenges considering she has navigated many of them herself."  

Course Description

This course is for anyone with a potential social enterprise idea. (Hey, don't have a social enterprise idea yet? Take this free course and find your social enterprise sweet spot first!)

In this five-day email course, you'll get the tools to write your social enterprise plan, and make sure your social enterprise idea is sustainable, marketable, and impactful. This course gives you the tools to define your customer, analyze competition, begin building financial projections, and outlining the impact you hope to create in the world.

What you'll geT

Five-day email course. One email each day with 3-5 questions you can answer about your social enterprise idea.

  • Day 1 - Product/Service and Customer
  • Day 2 - Competition
  • Day 3 - Operations and Human Resources
  • Day 4 - Finance
  • Day 5 - Impact

Each email includes an audio recording of the lesson, to listen to at your leisure!

Social Enterprise Plan Workbook Guide. This is your printable download to jot your answers, ideas, thoughts and further questions about your social enterprise idea. This is delivered electronically.

PLUS

You'll get other links, resources and tools to use in creating your feasibility study - including the Competitive Analysis TrackerCOGS Planner, Simple Monthly Budget, and Start Up Expense Planner (Value: $116).

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About the course creator

Beth Palm, MBA

Beth has worked in the nonprofit sector in Minnesota for the last 15 years, 10+ of those years in social enterprises. Starting at Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota in 2006, Beth became obsessed with the idea of using business to solve social issues. While getting her MBA, Beth wrote feasibility studies and business plans for new earned income ideas and launched the Social Enterprise Alliance - Twin Cities chapter with a team of amazing colleagues. 

Beth led a $1 million social enterprise called CityKid Java for 3 years as Director of Operations/General Manager and in 2015, founded a new social enterprise, BAM Essentials. Beth has worked as a consultant with clients to create strategic plans, presentation documents, full business plans and feasibility studies.

Theresa, Founder of The Break Room

"Beth is a lifesaver! I loved working with her to create a business plan for The Break Room. She was encouraging, patient and really helped me formulate my ideas. The financials were easy to understand and she made a daunting project totally manageable. Highly recommended!" 

FAQ

+ I don't know anything about business. Is this course for me?

No formal business training? No problem! I'm here to help with that. You don't need to have any business training to take this course. But, you should know something about the industry you want to start a social enterprise in. Plus - I'll be personally available to answer questions along the way, so you don't feel alone in this process.

+ I'm too busy to write a plan. How much time is this going to take?

This course is your step-by-step shortcut to writing a feasibility study for your social enterprise idea. Sure, you could spend the next 6 months online trying to figure out how to write one, what to include, what to consider... but this is your shortcut. I've condensed down the feasibility study template into 5 manageable pieces, sent to you daily for 5 days. Each day, you'll want to spend 1-2 hours answering the questions provided, and completing the exercises. At the end of 5 days, you'll have a feasibility study completed and you'll be ready to decide your next step.

+ I don't even have an idea for a social enterprise yet. What should I do?

You'll want to have an idea in mind before you begin this course. Check out our FREE course in finding your social enterprise sweet spot to find your idea!

+ Why should I write a social enterprise plan? Why can't I just jump in and start my social enterprise business?

You'll want to write a social enterprise plan to make sure your social enterprise idea is sustainable, marketable, and impactful. This course gives you the tools to define your customer, analyze competition, begin building financial projections, and outlining the impact you hope to create in the world.

+ What if I'm not happy with this course?

The questions asked in this Launch Your Social Enterprise course are the same questions we've used in creating dozens of feasibility studies and business plans with clients in the past. This format works - but we want you to feel assured. If you aren't totally satisfied with your purchase, just ask for a full refund within 14 days of purchase. If you put in the effort, and feel like we haven't held up our end of the deal, we'll issue a full refund. To read our full refund policy, please click here.

+ What's included in this course?

Five-day email course. One email each day with 3-5 questions you can answer about your social enterprise idea.

  • Day 1 - Product/Service and Customer
  • Day 2 - Competition
  • Day 3 - Operations and Human Resources
  • Day 4 - Finance
  • Day 5 - Impact

Each email includes an audio recording of the lesson, to listen to at your leisure!

Social Enterprise Plan Workbook Guide. This is your printable download to jot your answers, ideas, thoughts and further questions about your social enterprise idea.

Other links, resources and tools to use in creating your social enterprise plan.

+ When does the course begin?

This course begins right away! After you submit payment, you'll get a welcome email from me within 24 hours, with an introduction and instructions to download the Social Enterprise Plan Workbook Guide. Then you'll get an email each day after that for five days.

+ I work for a nonprofit organization. Can this course help me?

Absolutely! If you work in a nonprofit organization, you can definitely use this format to write a social enterprise plan.

+ I am a social entrepreneur. Can this course help me?

Absolutely! If you're a social entrepreneur, you can definitely use this format to write a social enterprise plan.

+ What kind of technology do I need to enroll in this course?

For this course, you'll need a way to open a PDF document, a way to check your email, access to Google Sheets, and optionally, a way to listen to an audio file. If you want to print the Workbook Guide, you'll also need access to a printer. Otherwise, you can use the guide electronically, and take note using pen and paper or Google Doc. That's it!

100% Money-Back Guarantee

The questions asked in this Launch Your Social Enterprise Course are the same questions we've used in creating dozens of feasibility studies and business plans with clients in the past. This format works - but we want you to feel assured. If you aren't totally satisfied with your purchase, just ask for a full refund within 14 days of purchase. If you put in the effort, and feel like we haven't held up our end of the deal, we'll issue a full refund. To read our full refund policy, please click here. 

What do you have to lose?

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