What is social enterprise?
"Social enterprises are businesses that trade to tackle social problems, improve communities, people's life chances, or the environment. They make their money from selling goods or services in the open market, but they reinvest their profits back into the business or the local community. And so when they profit, society profits".
"A mix of income streams will ensure financial viability"
There are many great reasons to be involved with social enterprise:
Social enterprises take many forms, and operate across all business sectors.
According to ONS (2012), there are at least 70,000 social enterprises in the UK, employing almost a million people and contributing £18.5 million to the UK economy.
A range of resources are available to support social enterprise:
Wales Co-operative Centre
Social Enterprise UK
Representing all forms of co-operatives across the UK.
Other sources of support in Wales
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