Social Enterprise

Social Enterprise We are all familiar with entrepreneurs and enterprise - the art and science (combined with a lot of energy!) of turning ideas into profits in the free market.  Social enterprise is similar - with one important distinction.  That the primary purpose is not profit (however the entity may be either a not-for-profit or a for profit enterprise) but creating a social impact. Social Ventures is an organisation dedicated towards social enterprise development. www.socialventures.com.au Social Traders assists with capacity building and support. www.socialtraders.com.au Some examples of social enterprises can be found here http://www.socialtraders.com.au/library/social-enterprise-case-studies A great start up weekend concept in Australia http://ss48.org/ The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) has excellent research and resources including video interviews on many of the subjects mentioned above, such as social enterprise. www.csi.edu.au

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