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Social enterprises and business

A meeting about how to create or start social enterprises and what the first steps are after the start will take place on the 29th February.


A large number of people are interested in the “social enterprise”, defined by the government as an organization with social objectives whose surpluses, instead of being divided between the owners or shareholders, are reinvested for this purpose in the business or in the community.

But, how is a social enterprise started and what kind of help can those who want to start one get?

In order to answer these questions and clarify any doubts, a meeting will be held, directed by Dr Douglas Morrison, who is involved in the 6W2X project from where he helps new social entrepreneurs grow.

Morrison started his career as a medical research physician, developing applications of ultrasound. Later he joined the Scottish health department as a scientific consultant. In 1997, he founded Y2Ki, a system of information about the Year 2000 problem. He has also founded Mardi: an international organization which helps university students to work together to make the world a better place.

At the meeting there will be tutorials and workshops, to make it a useful learning activity. Future social entrepreneurs will be taught how to have a business ready in only 6 weeks. The final product might be replicated by others, possibly like a franchise.

The meeting, with other meetings to follow in the next months, will take place at 37 Wharfdale Road, Kings Cross on the 29th February at 6.30pm.

Translated by Forrai Csilla – Email: forrai.csilla@googlemail.com

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