The Complete Guide: How to Build a Social Enterprise
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The Complete Guide: How to Build a Social Enterprise

Learn to create a business with a social purpose. Change the world, help people and develop Entrepreneurial skills.
4.8 (6 ratings)
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Created by Kimberley Corr
Last updated 8/2017
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 22 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 1. Knowledge is Power: Students will be equipped with the knowledge needed to create a business which focuses on Social Good - that is a business which positively impacts people and the environment.
  • 2. Learn from Example: Case-studies of existing Social Enterprises are included within the course; this will allow students to learn from example.
  • 3. Theory into Practice: A module dedicated to generating a business idea will enable students to put the theory they have learnt into a practical business strategy.
  • 4. Show the World that Good Business is the Best Business: Students will feel confident to successfully share their newly-created business with the world after completing the Marketing and Communications module.
  • 5. Inspire Others: Teachers who take this course will learn many practical and fun ways to teach the theory of Social Enterprise to their students.
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  • An open mind.
  • Be ready to learn about business with a difference.
  • Key business principles are explained in the course, so no prior knowledge and/or experience of creating a business are needed to take the course.

Social Enterprises are powerful. They have the ability to generate high profits whilst positively changing society. 

Social Enterprises exist in all industries. From technology to food, fashion, sport, media and now more than ever, the world needs more. 

Let’s make the world fairer through business. Be Your Own Boss and Create Positive Change. What could be better? This is a course for people who want to make a real difference to their local communities and even the whole world, whilst making money too.

How to Build a Social Enterprise will talk you through creating a business of your own that also does good for both society and the environment. The course is filled with plenty of resources and tools to make sure you are on the right path.

You will also be encouraged to grow as a person through the lecture on Personal Goals. 

With Udemy’s 30-day Money Back Guarantee, if you find learning about Social Enterprise isn’t for you, Udemy will give you a full refund.

Be an Entrepreneur with a difference. Or even if you are curious and want to learn more about Social Enterprises, this is an opportunity to expand your knowledge. 

Please do contact me if you have any questions. Take care, speak soon.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone wanting a profitable business.
  • Anyone wanting to create a positive social impact.
  • Anyone wanting to see a real difference in their communities.
  • Entrepreneurs with a social conscience.
  • Anyone wanting to learn something new and exciting.
  • The course is suited to all abilities.
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Curriculum For This Course
30 Lectures
2 Lectures 10:04

A warm welcome from your course instructor, Kimberley!

Getting to know Kimberley and Intro to course
5 pages
What is Social Enterprise?
2 Lectures 10:46

This lecture will define what a Social Enterprise is through:

1. Explaining the definition and purpose

2. Introducing the Triple Bottom Line and Social Enterprise Business Model

3. Explain why the world needs Social Enterprises

Preview 04:30

This lecture will explain the Social Enterprise Business Model and will have you thinking whether the world of Social Enterprise is for you.

Social Enterprise Business Model
Global Goals
1 Lecture 07:56

This lecture will introduce you to what the Global Goals are and also give you a background to the United Nations. A useful resource tool is also included.

After completion of this lecture, test your knowledge with the Global Goals quiz.

Introducing the Global Goals

Testing your knowledge on the Global Goals!
3 questions
Triple Bottom Line - 3P's
4 Lectures 30:04

Learning about the People part of the Social Enterprise Business Model.

This lecture will highlight the importance of Employing with a difference.


This lecture will bring all the learning together from the People lecture and show you how real Social Enterprises put theory into practise.

The mini-case studies will be an eye-opener, as learning from example is powerful.

People - Mini case studies: Employment

This lecture will explore the Planet part of the Social Enterprise Business Model. Three key concepts will be discussed:

1. How businesses have negatively impacted the environment

2. Planet problems which currently exist

3. How Social Enterprises take care of the environment


This lecture will take a closer look at the Profit aspect within the Social Enterprise Business Model.

Explanations will be given for:

1. Revenue

2. Costs

3. Profit

4. Break-even point

The Charity v. The Business v. The Social Enterprise
2 Lectures 26:15

This lecture will introduce the differences and similarities between Charities, Businesses and Social Enterprises.

The importance of Social Media will also be briefly explored.

The Charity, The Business and The Social Enterprise - Part 1

This lecture is part two of the previous lecture. Three key concepts will be taught:

1. The 3 Model Matrix

2. Traditional charities and charities generating revenue

3. Traditional businesses and Corporate Social Responsibility

The Charity, The Business and The Social Enterprise - Part 2
Social Issues
4 Lectures 28:58

This lecture will be exploring the key theme of Social Issues. You will learn:

1. The definition of Social Issues and why they are harmful

2. Examples of connecting the dots between the many Social Issues

Social Issues

This lecture will bring the learning of Social Issues together with knowledge of the Global Goals.

Social Issues and the Global Goals

This lecture will discuss the theme of The Ripple Effect.

The Ripple Effect is designed to help you engage how your Social Enterprise may help prevent many Social Issues though the objectives of your business.

The Ripple Effect

This lecture will discuss Sustainability and its role within business. Two key concepts will be explored:

1. The Sustainability mode

2. How Sustainability relates to the Social Enterprise Business Model

Preview 05:12
The Essential Tools
5 Lectures 14:33

The Ideas Generator is invaluable. Helping you generate an idea for your own Social Enterprise through a number of downloadable tools.

Ideas Generator
8 pages

It can be a risky business setting up as an Entrepreneur. Don't fall into the trap of not thinking about the practical side to creative ideas.

The risk-assessment tool will help guide you and is downloadable.

Risk Assessment
2 pages

Strategy is key to helping you and your Social Enterprise strive in the right direction. This tool will help you keep to the direction you wish to take your business to.

Use the Social Enterprise Strategy Overview as a 'snapshot' of your business. It is a downloadable tool.

Social Enterprise Strategy Overview
3 pages

This lecture will take you step-by-step on completing the SWOT Analysis. The What, How and Why will all be taught.

Preview 11:47

This lecture will help you use SWOT Analysis for your own Personal Goals. Self-development is important when becoming an Entrepreneur.

Templates of a variety of versions of the SWOT are included, as well as a list of skills.

SWOT Analysis for Personal Goals
Feature Case-Study
1 Lecture 00:00

It is important to learn from example, as it will help you thinking logistically about how your learning can be put into practise. Gandys is truly a fantastic Social Enterprise. Here students will see how they operate against the Triple Bottom Line.

Feature Case-Study: Gandys
11 pages
Measuring Impact
2 Lectures 15:38

This lecture will explain What Measuring Impact is all about and Why we need to do it, as measuring the impact your Social Enterprise is making is vital.

It is important for your customers and employees to understand the objectives of your business.

Measuring Impact - The What and The Why

This lecture will follow on from the previous lecture. Here you will learn How to measure impact.

Learning is enhanced through the explanation of theory against a case-study example.

Measuring Impact - The How
Marketing and Communications
5 Lectures 27:17

This lecture will introduce you to Marketing and Communications and what the module entails.

Intro to Marketing and Communications

This lecture will teach you all about the 4P's and the Marketing Mix, as the 4P's is an important in Marketing theory.

Preview 08:10

In this lecture, you will learn how to use Social Media strategically for business.

Included are Top Tips to get you started on the right path to Social Media.

Social Media

This lecture will explore the world of Public Relations. Getting your Social Enterprise into a newspaper, magazine or online source is an exciting concept! In this lecture, students will learn practical ways in putting their content into the world through PR, with a step-by step guide.

Public Relations

This lecture will discuss the important business theory of both Competitor and Customer Analysis. After completion of this lecture students will have a number of key questions to help guide them to carry out their analysis on both their competition and customers.

Competitor and Customer Analysis
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About the Instructor
Kimberley Corr
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Teacher of Business to improve social problems

Kimberley loves business, but she loves it more when businesses improve the lives of people and communities all around the world. When businesses make a real positive difference to people and the planet, this is when Kimberley is most happy.

This passion for business mixed with social justice led Kimberley to not only learn about the topic of Social Enterprise, but to teach it too. Kimberley has taught the theory of Social Enterprise around a number of schools in Birmingham (UK) and helped hundreds of students put this theory into real practice and create a sustainable business of their own.

Having graduated from one of Europe’s Top 20 Business Schools; Aston Business School - Aston University, Kimberley went on to work for the UK’s National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education, working on a number of both national and international Entrepreneurship teaching programmes.

Currently Kimberley works for the British Government in the Department for Education.

Kimberley has also recently worked for an English Premier League Football (soccer) Club working on their community initiatives; programmes which help make a positive difference to people and the local community. This role further inspired Kimberley that business and social good can work together hand in hand. 

Through this role, Kimberley became an accredited Social Enterprise mentor.

Working in the fields of Marketing and PR has also allowed Kimberley to develop a sound understanding of the world of communications.

Teaching, business and social justice. Three things Kimberley would love to share with you. Feel free to drop her a message about any of her courses, she will more than happy to hear from you.