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The Business for Good: Social Enterprise Sector Development program will support up to 80 South Australian (SA) small social enterprise businesses with key business fundamentals to strengthen their knowledge, capacity and capability to deliver social, environmental and economic outcomes for SA with long-term business sustainability and growth. Delivered in partnership by the South Australian Social Enterprise Council (SASEC), Social Traders and Collab4Good, the 18-month Business for Good Program delivers activities through three streams:

  1. Early advice, information and referrals.
  2. Group workshops and a social enterprise conference.
  3. An advisory support service, consisting of a social procurement readiness program and a business growth coaching program.

The Business for Good Program is an initiative of the Government of South Australia’s Office for Small and Family Business and the South Australian Small Business Strategy 2023 – 2030.


What does the program involve?

Stream 1

Access early advice, information, resources and referrals that can help you develop your social enterprise or embed more social and/or environmental impact through your business. 

Get involved by: emailing us directly via hellosasec@gmail.com 

Stream 2

Social enterprise development workshop series, delivered in-person and online |

Business for Good Conference | 20th JUNE 2024

Get involved by: joining the Business for Good community below to receive update bulletins

Click to see the workshop schedule and topics 

Stream 3

Social procurement readiness program | APPLICATIONS FOR COHORT 1 NOW OPEN 

Business growth coaching | APPLICATIONS FOR COHORT 1 NOW OPEN 

Get involved by: joining the Business for Good community below to receive update bulletins

Click to see the Coaching and procurement program

Who is the program for?

Social enterprises, First Nations owned businesses or B Corps who are already championing good social and/or environmental impact through business: the Business for Good program is here to help you go further. 

Traditional small businesses interested in how you might create more social impact, be more environmentally sustainable and/or recruit for diversity: the Business for Good program is here to support you to do so.

Eligibility

  • Based in South Australia
  • Qualify as a small business (up to 20 employees)
  • Committed to learning and understanding how you can embed impact into your business

You are welcome to join the Business for Good program and access all of the program activities if all of the eligibility criteria apply. If any of the criteria don't apply to your business there are still some activities you can access.  We will let you know what they are once you register.

Is there a cost to participate?

Please be aware that some activities attract a small fee as a co-contribution to support the sustainability of the program. You can find these fees below. We have an Equitable Access Policy if the fees are a barrier for you to access the program.

Contact us via hellosasec@gmail.com to determine if this policy can be applied to your participation and to access the policy.

Activities will be ticketed via Humanitix, with the appropriate fee.

Workshop fee: $25+gst per person

Coaching fee:  $40+gst per session

Program  Opportunities & Updates

Current Program Opportunities

To view the program calendar click here


**WORKSHOP 3 NOW OPEN**

Registrations are now open for workshop 3: Governance and Legal Structures. Head to Humanitix to secure a spot: Book a ticket 


** WORKSHOP & COACHING SCHEDULES RELEASED**


Click to see the Workshop schedule and topics

Click to see the Coaching and Procurement program

Recent Activities

February On the Couch 

Several Business for Gooders took us up on an opportunity for a Q&A with Amy Orange and Rhianna Wamsley from Social Traders, who took us through the ins & outs of the Social Enterprise Certification process.    



Business Model Design for Impact Workshop 2 

It was another full house for the team from Collab4Good and Tina Ferguson who walked us through some great tips, techniques and strategies for business model development and market fit. Amy, Arianna and Tina shared their expertise, taking us through Theory of Change, business model canvas for impact, design thinking, testing our assumptions and conducting good customer research.



On the Couch

These online, monthly sessions are a relaxed, informal Q&A opportunity to ask your most burning questions about social enterprise, the Business for Good program or any other topic related to a for purpose business.  

Hosted by the Program Coordinator Ksenija Bould, guest hosts  will join us to chat about a range of topics relating to ...businesses for good! Head over to Humanitix to reserve your spot

Next topic: Problem Solution and Value Proposition  Guest Hosts: Amy Orange and Tina Ferguson

Click here to secure your spot: March On the Couch

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