What is a Social Enterprise?
A Social Enterprise is a business that trades to tackle social problems, improve communities, people’s life chances or the environment. It trades by selling goods or services just like any other business. It is how they work and what they do with their profits that is different; working to make a bigger difference and reinvesting any profits, after costs, into delivering their social aims.
Examples include Big Issue, Oxfam and the Eden Project. In Pembrokeshire there are over 30 Social Enterprises operating including Get the boys a Lift, Stackpole Walled Garden and Pembrokeshire FRAME.
What support is available?
Social Enterprise Catalyst, Vanessa John provides free 1-1 support to:
- Explore your business idea and your social aims
- Help with feasibility studies and business planning
- Identify the best legal structure for your enterprise
- Access finance and funding opportunities to start-up