Resources

Featured resources

The Swinburne Social Startup Studio

Social Enterprise Fundamentals

Now launched and freely available, The Social Enterprise Fundamentals are a set of videos, workbooks and interactive workshops providing the ‘nuts and bolts’ of social enterprise to new and emerging social entrepreneurs as well as anyone who’s ever wanted to know more about social enterprise. Free to access and available online.

What is Social Enterprise?

Understanding Social Enterprise

A series of 2-day workshops across regional Victoria are available free to anyone interested developing their understanding of social enterprise. Find out more on our events page.

 

Starting out

Become a Social Enterprise
Using the Business Model Canvas for Social Enterprise Design

Free downloadLearn how to balance commercial success and your impact to achieve the change you’re passionate about.

Well-being check

How are you going?

It is healthy to talk about the stress and trauma caused directly or indirectly by COVID-19. The mental load is significant and you need to look after yourself to look after others.

We’ve collected some resources to help you through. Find out more.

Marketing and promoting your enterprise

Social Traders certification

What does certification mean? Find out more at Social Traders.

Marketing your social enterprise

Advice to maximise your impact. Read or listen on Impact Boom

Be a Goodsmith

Looking for somewhere to get your good business promoted? Goodsmiths can help. Find out more here.

Upskilling

Downtime or lockdown is a perfect time to improve the way you work. The Victorian Government has created an online portal to help businesses access tools and training that can help you pivot or plan for post-lockdown.

https://upskill.business.vic.gov.au

Funding and financing pathways

CSIRO Kick-Start

An initiative for innovative Australian start-ups and small SMEs. Find out more.

 

Awards and competitions

Victoria’s social enterprise community has much to celebrate. SENVIC is currently developing the first awards program that will increase the visibility and recognition of social enterprise in the wider community. The awards will showcase the strength and breadth of the social enterprise community in Victoria and how we are building an inclusive, sustainable and environmentally responsible economy.
Stay tuned for details about the inaugural SENVIC awards in 2021.
If you have an idea to help us shape the awards, please email us at hello@senvic.org.au.

Sustaining the work

Coaching and Mentoring

X-Factor Collective

The X-Factor Collective is an Australian-first community supporting capacity building, of and for social change-makers. Designed to remove the ‘headache and heartache’ in finding trusted support and advice with experienced, pre-vetted, multi-disciplinary, accessible specialists in social impact. Find out more.