I visited the Small Business Centre (SBC) this week and had the opportunity to talk about how social enterprises in the City could benefit from the wisdom of their organization. Throughout the discussion we realized that the SBC is a social enterprise! As a nonprofit organization they provide invaluable services and programs at affordable prices to budding enterprises and thousands of entrepreneurial idea-makers in London.
The Mission of the Centre is: "To stimulate, promote and support the entrepreneurial spirit, start-up and early growth of small business to actively contribute to the economic development of London." In pursuing this mission over the years the Centre has provided thousands of entrepreneurs with the full range of support services necessary to starting and successfully building their small businesses. (resource: http://www.sbcentre.ca/who_we_are.htm)
As a nonprofit leader, we often don’t think of looking at business resources to help us further our missions. The SBC website if full of tools and workshops that will benefit our sector. When considering a social enterprise start-up a non-profit should consider the SBC as a partner in your journey. Give me a call if you have any questions!
25th Anniversary Celebration
Tuesday June 21, 2011
The Lamplighter Inn, London
If you are a nonprofit leader, social entrepreneur or local business and are interested in more information about social enterprise please contact me.