Starting a business can be tough, but starting a social business that combines social and commercial goals can be even harder.
Stop us if any of this sounds familiar to you …
That’s where the Steps to Startup launchpad program comes in.
Steps to Startup is a world-leading startup program that helps you to plan, build, and launch a successful social-purpose enterprise.
It’s an interactive, video-based training program that you complete online and at your own pace. The program shows you how to start a social enterprise of any kind, with actionable startup tools at every stage. You can learn with a global community of social entrepreneurs, social enterprise startups, and coaches, and you can get feedback at any time.
If you want to setup your social enterprise quickly and as part of an incredibly supportive online community, Steps to Startup is for you.
Steps to Startup provides all of the knowledge, tools, and confidence needed for setting up a social enterprise.
The program is designed to help you-
So, get organized, get motivated and let Steps to Startup support you through the entire startup process.
We guide you through all the foundational steps necessary to get your idea out into the world. The basic program includes a series of 8 social enterprise startup training courses.
Every social entrepreneur starts out determined to solve a social or environmental problem. Find out how to use research tools to validate the seriousness and extent of the problem that moves you, how to get to its root cause and effect on people, and how you can find the right solution.
So a need exists, but how will the world be different and better because of your efforts? Find out how to plan and measure social impact, how to communicate your ‘theory of change’ to stakeholders, and how to get focused on the results you must deliver and account for.
While you’re now committed to a world-changing mission, you don’t need to act the hero or go it alone. Find out how to build a strong founding team, develop your network, recruit influential allies, and mobilise an army of supporters behind your cause.
You’re on your way, but why waste time, money, and energy on ideas that will flop? Find out about ideation techniques that generate an abundance of social enterprise ideas, select a winning concept, and continually test and adapt it based on lean startup principles.
This program is for anyone that wants to do good in the world through a social-purpose enterprise.
You might be a solo entrepreneur, part of a founding team, or helping your
nonprofit or charity with setting up a new social enterprise.
You might be starting a social enterprise or purpose-led business that takes one of a number of forms – Co-operative, B Corp, Social Purpose Corporation, Benefit Corporation, Community Interest Company (CIC), Low-Profit Limited Liability Company (L3C), and more.
You might be completely new to this, looking at how to set up a social enterprise for the first time, or already in the early stages of starting something special.
You might already be part of a startup incubator or accelerator program, or looking for one.
Whatever the case, look no further, this is startup launchpad program can move you forward.