This training material is set as a self-study course. Learnes – business advisors – can apply for new skills to provide appropriate advice to social entrepreneurs.
This is a web-based training course, which contains 12 modules:
Module 1: Understanding Social Entrepreneurship
Module 2: Role of Business Advisors
Module 3: Structures for the Development of Social Enterprises
Module 4: Operational Requirements for A Social Enterprise
Module 5: Social Enterprise Sustainability
Module 6: Managing and Governing Social Enterprises
Module 7: Financing and Accounting Social Enterprises
Module 8: Business Advisor Professional and Personal Development
Module 9: Business Advocacy and Counseling Social Enterprises
Module 10: Communication with Social Entrepreneurs
Module 11: Business Advising Tools, Equipment and Material
Module 12: Consulting Toolkit
The training course and other materials were devised by SESBA project. SESBA (Social Enterprise Skills for Business Advisers) is an EU funded project under Erasmus+ strategic partnerships, aimed at
- enhancing the profile of business advisors in order to better respond to the field of social entrepreneurship.
- developing new training practices and consulting techniques
- cultivating new practical advisory skills by business advisors in order to be able to encourage attributes of social entrepreneurship.
The consortium of a project was made up of seven partners from Greece, Italy, Malta, Bulgaria, Estonia and Ireland. The coordinator is Olympic Training & Consulting LTD from Greece. Militos Consulting is the Greek partner, Programa Integra is the Italian partner, Acrosslimits is the Maltese partner, Agricultural University of Plovdiv is the Bulgarian partner, QUIN-Estonia is the Estonian Partner and Limeric Institute of Technology is the Irish Partner.
This training course is available for free on the project website in five (5) languages (EN, BG, ES, EL, and IT).