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  • COPSE readiness questions

    Around Europe there is an increasing demand for social impact at scale, from funders, from intermediaires and from social enterprises themselves. But how to asses a social enterprises’ readiness to scale?
    We’ve developed some questions for SESOs that will help you engage in a readiness conversation, especially focused on internationalisation. For COPSE members, this is also a great way of assessing if it is worth engaging with the COPSE connector service.

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    Idea2Entrepreneur Talent Tool for Entrepreneurs (Scale Stage)

    The Idea2Entrepreneur Talent Tool is an online self-assessment and guided action plan for growing your entrepreneurial leadership skills and capabilities. The tool is designed to guide you through a discovery process with support from a mentor — ensuring you are ready to take the necessary steps to develop your team and build your social enterprise for greater impact.

    This version of the tool is for entrepreneurs leading social enterprises at the prepare-to-scale stage. This means that your business is preparing the conditions needed to grow a validated product/service and business model. During this stage, your goals should be working towards achieving operational stability and enhancing the conditions needed for scaling both externally (customer education, supplier reliability, new distribution networks) or internally (hiring skilled personnel).

     

    Learn more at www.nesst.org/i2e-talent-tool

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    Idea2Entrepreneur Talent Tool for Entrepreneurs (Start-up Stage)

    The Idea2Entrepreneur Talent Tool is an online self-assessment and guided action plan for growing your entrepreneurial leadership skills and capabilities. The tool is designed to guide you through a discovery process with support from a mentor — ensuring you are ready to take the necessary steps to develop your team and build your social enterprise for greater impact.

    This version of the tool is for entrepreneurs leading social enterprises at the start-up stage. This means that you and your team are focused on creating a blueprint for your business. There needs to be a clear sense of what the business will offer, what it will do and how it will do it. During this stage, your goals should be proving your user or customer need and solution, having a proof of concept of your product or service, and ultimately a business plan.

     

    Learn more at www.nesst.org/i2e-talent-tool

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    Idea2Entrepreneur Talent Tool for Entrepreneurs (Validate Stage)

    The Idea2Entrepreneur Talent Tool is an online self-assessment and guided action plan for growing your entrepreneurial leadership skills and capabilities. The tool is designed to guide you through a discovery process with support from a mentor — ensuring you are ready to take the necessary steps to develop your team and build your social enterprise for greater impact.

    This version of the I2E Talent Tool is for entrepreneurs leading social enterprises at the validate stage. This means that you and your team are focused on validating the commercial viability and scalability of the business model described in the blueprint. This involves running market trials in which business plan assumptions are tested. This is an iterative process which results in the refinement of the product or services, as well as the business model.

     

    Learn more at www.nesst.org/i2e-talent-tool

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    Online course: “Social Impact Strategy: Tools for Entrepreneurs and Innovators”

    Online course: “Social Impact Strategy: Tools for Entrepreneurs and Innovators”
    Created by: University of Pennsylvania
    Taught by: Peter Frumkin, Professor – Nonprofit Leadership Program, School of Social Policy & Practice
    Level: Beginner
    Commitment: 4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
    Language: English