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Great Idea! What Now?

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Social enterprise is about nonprofits addressing important community issues by selling products and services to paying customers.

One of the first challenges that nonprofit leaders face is determining whether the idea they have is just that - an interesting idea - or a real social enterprise opportunity that warrants further consideration.

The second challenge is knowing what to do with an opportunity once you find it. This workshop will help sort through both of these challenges. We'll take you through an Enterprise Assessment Tool that has been used with hundreds of social enterprises to help leaders make informed decisions. Come with an idea and we'll take you through it .

A ZOOM Link will be emailed to you prior to the workshop.

Andy Horsnell will faciliate this workshop.

Andy has worked for three decades to create thriving local economies and communities. He has worked with 100s of community organisations — large and small, rural and urban ‒ throughout North America and abroad.

As a volunteer, he currently serves as vice-chair of the Social Enterprise Council of Canada, and recently served as a founding director of the Social Enterprise Network of Nova Scotia and chair of the Centre for Local Prosperity. In early 2018, Andy left the firm he co-founded (Common Good Solutions), to work as an independent consultant in the areas of social enterprise and local economic development.

In addition to his role at his own firm, www.socialenterprisesolutions.ca, Andy provides consulting and training for the Co-operative Enterprise Council of New Brunswick and the Centre for Local Prosperity. He lives on a small farm in beautiful Kempt Shore, Nova Scotia.

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