This toolkit is for social business advisors or potential business advisors to improve the quality of the consulting and reach the additional value of consulting session. This toolkit is adapted to the social business advisors specially and contains 8 advisory techniques for groups of social entrepreneurs.

It presents alternative advisory techniques and guidance, that when successfully implemented in real life environments, help to support business advisors in providing effective consulting sessions to social enterprises.

The direct target group of the project are the business advisors, whilst the indirect target group are all potential or existing social entrepreneurs and local societies, stakeholders, chambers and policy makers.

The toolkit 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 toolkit is available for free on the project website in five (5) languages (EN, BG, ES, EL, and IT).

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