SASEC RESOURCE HUB

Free Public Resources

  • SA Government Business Hub - Supporting small businesses in South Australia with a wide range of information, advise and resources for both new and existing South Australian business owner to help you successfully start or run your business in SA.
  • Business SA's Business Support Package launched in June 2020 is available to those that are committed to starting a business in the City of Adelaide, or you are an established start-up or small to medium sized business already operating in the city, you are eligible to access the City Business Support Package. Businesses do not need to be a current member of Business SA. Available until 31 December 2022.  Check it out!
  •  The Circle -  First Nations Entrepreneur Hub exist to assist the South Australian Aboriginal Business Sector with support to build First Nations  business. Membership is Free!
  • Grant Assist - A place for information on SA Government grants and assistance.
  • Australian Taxation Office - provides free online resources including free webinars on many topics. Webinars are interactive online seminars presented by experienced tax officers.
  • Essential online Business resources provided by the Australian Government with all the information you need for planning and starting your business in Australia, including forms and services. Key areas to start for new social enterprise businesses.
  • Social Startup Studio - The Social Enterprise Fundamentals are a set of resources that provide the ‘nuts and bolts’ of social enterprise. They have been designed to provide the information needed before starting a social enterprise – and they are free to access!

Other Recommeded Resources

If you are looking to find information on all things Social Enterprise check out these current SASEC members who have a variety of information on their websites.

Start Up's, Theory of Change, Business Model Tools, Business Resilience, Marketing, NDIS, Grants and more

Community Business Bureau

Social Enterprise and Refugees

Social Entrepreneurs Guide - Boosting refugees economic participation.

An employer’s guide to working with refugees.

Co- Design Process

Co-Design Reflective Resource

Online Presentation Skills and Working Remotely

Keeping Social Innovation Social - Strategies for remote working, and innovation at a distance.

Research and Publication  

The Social Entrepreneurship Evidence Space

The Social Entrepreneurship Evidence Space (SEES) is an open research platform for the Social Entrepreneurship community. Visit SEES platform to find insights and research about social entrepreneurship in Australia.

Map For Impact: The Victorian Social Enterprise Mapping Project 2017

In recent years, public and policy interest in social enterprise and its impacts has grown. Yet, little is known about the characteristics and impacts of social enterprise. In February 2017, the Victorian Government launched its first Social Enterprise Strategy. The Strategy seeks to improve and expand on government support for Victorian social enterprises and to position Victoria’s social enterprises as national leaders in driving employment participation and inclusive economic growth. This report was commissioned as part of the implementation of the Social Enterprise Strategy and provides the first ever baseline analysis of social enterprises in Victoria, with a particular focus on the size of the social enterprise population, its characteristics and impacts. This report will be useful to social enterprise operators, policy makers, social enterprise intermediaries, and researchers.

Download Map for Impact

Finding Australia's Social Enterprise Sector: Final Report 2016

This report presents the findings of the Finding Australia’s Social Enterprise Sector (FASES) 2016 project. The second in a series of efforts undertaken by Social Traders and the lead author to document the activities and needs of Australian social enterprises, FASES 2016 focuses on examining in-depth the opportunities and challenges faced by social enterprises and updating data from FASES 2010.

Download FASES 2016

Funding and Financing Options   

Impact Investing Australia provides a extensive list of incubators and accelerators, plus intermediaries that can assist you source the 'right fit' social finance for your social enterprise.

Social Enterprise Finance Australia (SEFA) lending focuses on under-resourced sectors - not for profits and other enterprises with social, cultural or environmental objectives.

Other Local Business Programs & Support

Switch Start Scale - Free Entrepreneurship Facilitator Services - Entrepreneurship Facilitators provide practical assistance to support and encourage individuals to start a business as a way to create their own business.

Community Centres SA has a community learning hub for CCSA members and the broader adult community education and community services sectors.

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