Resources and learning

  • Idea Generation Workshop – OBSEA Masterclass

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    Watch this video about the Business Model Canvas to find out why having a business model is key to your success and how to create your own.

    This video gives an explanation of how to create a Business Model Canvas – a one page business plan – that is specifically aimed at non profits and social enterprise.

    OBSEA’s Business Model Canvas Workshop

    This video covers tips on what you need to think about when defining your business model.

    This video covers tips for start-ups who are just starting out and covers things to address before you start your business.

    Here is a video that explores Value Propositions and how they can be used to help you develop your business idea. You should also watch/read the information that is available on Business Model Canvas as they are closely related.

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    Dragons’ Den Video – how to pitch tips and what to expect

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    • An extensive series of online webinars from UnLtd who provide services for established and start-up social entrepreneurs.

    Start Up Guide

    A useful practical user guide to starting a social enterprise with some interesting case studies.

    UnLtd Start up Toolkit

    This a comprehensive guide to starting your social enterprise and covers important topics. If you are new to social entrepreneurship and thinking of a Try It Award it is worth paying attention to Sections 1 and 2 of the material which deal with Initial Idea & Vision and Project Concept & Design.

    If you have an idea for a social entrepreneurship related project project and are possibly thinking of a Do It Award pay particular attention to the sections addressing Set Up & Start Up and Piloting.

    There are a number of  great resources for social enterprise and charities trying to navigate the social investment route. Use the Good Finance toolkit below to filter investment opportunities by location, amount and type of investment and social issue.

    The UBS toolkit will help you ensure you’re social investment ready.