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All the information you need to know to get started on your social enterprise journey.

We want to help you to understand what social enterprise means and show you how your organisation can get started on its social enterprise journey.  This section includes resources which will help you understand the basics including definitions, governance structures, supporting legislation as well as an easy reference guide to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

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About Social Enterprise

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About Social Enterprise

Social enterprises are businesses that trade to tackle social problems, improve communities, people’s life chances, or the environment.  They make their money from selling goods and services in the open […]

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FAQ

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Frequently Asked Questions

We hope most of the questions which commonly occur will be answered in the section below. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for then you have two […]

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Measure It

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Measure your social impact

    In 2014, HACT worked with Simetrica to create the largest bank of methodologically consistent and robust social values ever produced (known as the Social Value Bank). The values can […]

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SE Legal Structures

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Social Enterprise Legal Structures

Social enterprises use a wide variety of legal forms and choosing the most appropriate legal structure for your business is something you may require independent support with. The most common […]

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What is a Social Enterprise

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What is a Social Enterprise?

The term ‘social enterprise’ came about from recognition that in the UK and across the world, there were organisations using the power of business to bring about social and environmental […]

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