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Business Models for Social Enterprise


  • Business strategy
About this resource

This course explores different business models to understand what goes into designing an enterprise that prioritises social impact while supporting financial sustainability. Using a real-life social enterprise or original own ideas, this course helps to build a business model to get products or services into the hands of customers, creating both financial value and social impact.

During the course you will learn to:

  • Map out the value that your social enterprise creates, captures and delivers
  • Develop a business model that drives financial sustainability and social impact
  • Create and test hypotheses about target market size, cost structure, revenue streams, and value chain partnerships
  • Uncover revenue engines to power businesses serving customers living in bottom of the pyramid markets

This course is free and 5-week long. The next edition starts on March 16th, 2021.

Acumen Academy is the World’s School for Social Change. Its mission is to unleash a new generation of social innovators and leaders with the character and competence to build a more just, inclusive and sustainable world. Since 2006, it has offered 39 online courses offering tools to build social businesses and a better world, with over 1 million sign-ups from 193 different countries.

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