Become a social entrepreneur

Start your new career as a social entrepreneur. Think strategically and enjoy launching your new product or service.
4.4 (8 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a
course's star rating by considering a number of different factors
such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the
likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,112 students enrolled
90% off
Coupon valid until Mar 1, 2017 7:59 AM UTC
Take This Course
  • Lectures 23
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
    Certificate of Completion
Wishlisted Wishlist

How taking a course works


Find online courses made by experts from around the world.


Take your courses with you and learn anywhere, anytime.


Learn and practice real-world skills and achieve your goals.

About This Course

Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

This course offers you the support and knowledge to become a Social Entrepreneur. With over an hour of lectures we look at identifying aims and values, what great leaders know and do and what it takes to get started in thinking strategically.

We take you through a learning pathway, examining and analysing your options and planning your launch and business model. We share some of the most powerful strategic thinking tools and support you in moving on to think strategically.

Platform One Virtual Services staff have extensive experience in supplying training to aspiring social entrepreneurs, we understand the doubt and difficulties in getting started. Lynda our presenter has many years experience in providing one to one coaching to entrepreneurs at the start of their journey and knows the questions they have.

We consider all available legal structures and models and view, including the good and bad globally.

Social Entrepreneurs tap into social value and their motivation to achieve, our course offers you an action planning approach to getting your own start up launched.

With over an hour of lectures as well as useful tools to download you will soon start feeling confident in your ability to think strategically.

If you are tempted to provide a service or product that achieves social good,improves communities and supports the most vulnerable in Society or you are moved to consider our environment, our wildlife and others we share a planet with this course provides an insight into how to get started.

Becoming a Social Entrepreneur is mostly a value based decision, if you are considering changing career pathways, looking for new opportunities or have a really great commercial business idea that could be used to generate income to improve the world then this course will challenge and provoke you into making that first step.

We look forward to working with you!

What are the requirements?

  • No previous knowledge required
  • Internet connection to download all lectures
  • Suitable for new as well as experienced entrepreneurs
  • Be interested in delivering positive change in the world or their local community

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Think strategically and follow strategic modelling
  • Choose a legal structure
  • Understand strategic choices
  • Confidently make strategic choices
  • Launch a product or service
  • Know what great leaders know and do
  • Understand their social values and principles
  • Lead a Social Enterprise

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for anyone who wants to follow their passion, improve the world or create a really valuable business
  • Individuals who want to create social value
  • Individuals and teams who wish to start thinking strategically
  • Individuals who wish to improve their communities, local and and internationally
  • Social Entrepreneurs who want to develop their leadership skills and knowledge
  • Individuals who want to create their own business

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Getting started identifying aims and values

Welcome, to your new course Platform One Virtual Services course. Introduction, who we are, what we cover and what we believe.


What am I aiming to achieve, what matters to me?


Lets start looking at Social enterprises, what works and what does not

Growing your team-do gooders versus good doers
How to make the most of your Udemy experience
Learning log
2 pages
Bonus lecture. links free resources
5 pages
Section 2: Leadership for Social Entrepreneurs
Goal setting ideas for 2016
What is a social enterprise
1 question
What can Social Enterprises Do?
1 question
Leadership for social entrepreneurs
Leadership 5 tips of entrepreneurs
Section 3: What great leaders know and do
Think strategically-building teams

What do we mean by sustainability?


How leaders approach difficult conversations


leaders understand the importance of taking time to think

Choosing the right career
4 pages
Great leaders are born?
1 question
Great leaders are always charismatic?
1 question
Section 4: Understanding strategic modelling

How Leaders identify resources and understand how to grow their core competences

2 pages

This is where we start auditing our core competencies


How to analyse your competitors, use a modelling process

Social Business Modelling
Environmental Analysis
Getting started in Business planning
7 pages
Section 5: Building your business
Choosing the structure
Bonus lecture, links and free resources
5 pages
Social Enterprises
1 question

Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed

  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading

Instructor Biography

Platform One Virtual Services, Unique Online Training

Platform One Virtual Services have been creating unique training and learning packages since 1997.

Our trainers have the in house expertise learnt from the many thousands of participants that we have trained in the UK.

We are unique in creating our own content and are keen to share our expertise with others.

Our standards courses include customer service, leadership, NLP and communications, managing teams, women in leadership, developing your personal brand, campaigning and communication..................

Our trainers all have academic qualifications in training as well as recommendations from the hundreds of clients we have worked with over the past years.

We re looking forward to working on the Udemy Platform as our on-line experience in creating Moocs, has been extremely positive.

We believe in using a wide variety of learning tools and are always committed to updating and refreshing our on-line courses.

We are starting our Udemy adventure with a brand new course dedicated to supporting students to build their own training company.

Our approach to learning is to gather the very best global content, check on the evidence, add in the magic sauce that creates an inspiring learning experience, test it all out with the most sceptical people you can find and VOILA, you have a new Platform One Virtual Services, course.

We believe in working with the very best and our colleagues include some of the best artists, voice over specialists, film editors and authors in their field; our work is always a joint enterprise and we hope you enjoy the result and keep in touch either through our Udemy e mails or in the discussion board included within the course.

We look forward to working with you to develop your business or career!

Ready to start learning?
Take This Course