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  The purpose of this module is for you to get a good understanding of the overall feasibility assessment process; specifically, to drill into the first part of that, which is secondary research. You will learn how to scan existing research and summarize it to inform the development of your enterprise. In other words, gathering the facts to make the right decisions. There are a whole slew of videos that have come before this where you look at brainstorming ideas, screening through them, doing some initial feasibility assessment. If you haven’t already done those, we suggest you go back and at least reference them to make sure you’re ready for this module. Please note: If you are completing any courses with a Coach or a Social Enterprise Developer for the Incubator, please email any documents you complete directly to your Coach or Developer - the downloaded documents can not be saved in the online course or your SEI account. Also, Coaches and Developers do not see your answers to the pre- and post-tests; these are for your information only. .helpButton { display: none; } body.bg { opacity: 0; -moz-animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; -webkit-animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; -o-animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; -webkit-animation-fill-mode: forwards; animation-fill-mode: forwards; } @keyframes cssAnimation { to { opacity: 1; } } @-webkit-keyframes cssAnimation { to { opacity: 1; } } @import url(https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Fjalla+One|Raleway); @import url(https://socialenterpriseinstitute.ca/styles/learnUponMin.css); Read More

  The purpose of this course is for you to create a financial plan for your social enterprise. This will include tying your financial plan to your business model canvas, specifically to the related components such as key resources, cost structure and revenue streams.The course will follow this outline: Revisiting the development plan for context Quick review of your progress Overview of the financial plan Detailed walk-through of each of the components Looking towards next steps Please note: If you are completing any courses with a Coach or a Social Enterprise Developer for the Incubator, please email any documents you complete directly to your Coach or Developer - the downloaded documents can not be saved in the online course or your SEI account. Also, Coaches and Developers do not see your answers to the pre- and post-tests; these are for your information only. .helpButton { display: none; } body.bg { opacity: 0; -moz-animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; -webkit-animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; -o-animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; -webkit-animation-fill-mode: forwards; animation-fill-mode: forwards; } @keyframes cssAnimation { to { opacity: 1; } } @-webkit-keyframes cssAnimation { to { opacity: 1; } } @import url(https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Fjalla+One|Raleway); @import url(https://socialenterpriseinstitute.ca/styles/learnUponMin.css); Read More

  The “lean” approach to business planning is a flexible method for today’s rapidly evolving markets. You have a small window of opportunity to successfully launch an idea. Lean business planning gets you there. Most importantly, it answers the question “Is this idea worthy of being a business? Or it is just a hobby?”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  .helpButton { display: none; } body.bg { opacity: 0; -moz-animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; -webkit-animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; -o-animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; -webkit-animation-fill-mode: forwards; animation-fill-mode: forwards; } @keyframes cssAnimation { to { opacity: 1; } } @-webkit-keyframes cssAnimation { to { opacity: 1; } } @import url(https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Fjalla+One|Raleway); @import url(https://socialenterpriseinstitute.ca/styles/learnUponMin.css); Read More

  The HR planning cycle is absolutely key in the development and maintenance of any effective organization.  If you want to attract and retain talented people, it is imperative that you have a well-defined Human Resources plan and strategy in place. An HR plan that is aligned with your organization’s business objectives will assist you in creating a supportive work environment and culture that will help you to find and keep great people. This course will provide you with information on how to approach the development of a strategic HR plan that supports the alignment of the HR function with the overall strategy or mission of your social enterprise.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    .helpButton { display: none; } body.bg { opacity: 0; -moz-animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; -webkit-animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; -o-animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; -webkit-animation-fill-mode: forwards; animation-fill-mode: forwards; } @keyframes cssAnimation { to { opacity: 1; } } @-webkit-keyframes cssAnimation { to { opacity: 1; } } @import url(https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Fjalla+One|Raleway); @import url(https://socialenterpriseinstitute.ca/styles/learnUponMin.css); Read More

  After completing this learning module, learners will have a clear understanding of the role that Instagram can play in connecting with their target audience. In addition, they will understand the marketing opportunities that exist on this channel and which of these will better serve their goals and objectives.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  .helpButton { display: none; } body.bg { opacity: 0; -moz-animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; -webkit-animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; -o-animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; -webkit-animation-fill-mode: forwards; animation-fill-mode: forwards; } @keyframes cssAnimation { to { opacity: 1; } } @-webkit-keyframes cssAnimation { to { opacity: 1; } } @import url(https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Fjalla+One|Raleway); @import url(https://socialenterpriseinstitute.ca/styles/learnUponMin.css); Read More

After completing this learning module, learners will know the basics of some of the key tools available to support online marketing. Having a website is a basic necessity, but the world of internet marketing is changing by the day; how much time and energy should be put into online marketing for your business? This course will offer recommendations on some of the ways to make an early investment in a scheduling or automation tool to help minimize the requirement for ongoing social media management. Read More

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