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Business for Good

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 | ROLLING INTAKE - NOW OPEN 

Business growth coaching | APPLICATIONS FOR COHORT 2 OPEN IN JULY

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


** BUSINESS FOR GOOD CONFERENCE **

20th June 

Registrations are now open for the

Business for Good Conference

Head to Humanitix:  Book a ticket.


For up-to-date announcements head to 

Business for Good Conference

** WORKSHOP & COACHING SCHEDULES RELEASED**


Click to see the Workshop schedule and topics


Click to see the Coaching and Procurement program

Round 1 has closed for Business coaching. Rolling applications are available for the Social procurement coaching program. 


Round 2 will open for coaching applications in July.


Recent Activities

APRIL - Workshop #4: Marketing and Communications for Impact

The latest workshop was a great success, with Ruby Bisson and Kym Pedler expertly navigated attendees through the complexities of communication and engagement strategies for businesses doing good. We discussed a shared "hatred" for social media platforms, and were given some fantastic tools to define vision/purpose/values, identify target audience and brand archetypes, and create a marketing funnel that is in line with our ethics. Despite the virtual setting, the workshop fostered meaningful connections and lively discussions, making it feel more like an in-person gathering. We're grateful for the active participation and thoughtful contributions from everyone involved, which enriched the collective learning experience.

MARCH - Coaching and Procurement Program Kick-off

10 small businesses were selected to participate in 1:1 coaching sessions between April and May 2024. They are being supported to develop their business models for impact, explore social procurement fundamentals, focus on current challenges and connect with the ecosystem to strengthen themselves and each other. 

If you missed out on this opportunity, expressions of interest for cohort 2 will be opening in July. 

If you are a Social Traders certified social enterprise, you may want to check out the Social Procurement Readiness Program (rolling intake).



On the Couch

These online, 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! 

On the Couch sessions are on hold whilst we prepare for the Business for Good Conference. New dates will be available from July 2024.

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