Create Your Social Enterprise

A business creation project is in your head? If it concerns the social economy from near or far, you need to know two initiatives that will help you to formalize your idea and give it the best chances to emerge.

Does this idea, which concerns you, belong to what is grouped under the notion of “social enterprise”?
To answer clearly, we can use the definition given by the first of the two sites presented in this post:

” Social enterprises , as diverse as they are, often combine – in varying proportions – three essential dimensions:
– an economic project , included in the market: risk taking, production of goods and services, viable economic model, response to demand, creation of wealth and jobs, independence vis-à-vis the public authorities, etc. ;
– a social purpose : fight against exclusion (unemployment, poverty, disability, etc.), creation or maintenance of sustainable and quality jobs, enhancement of a territory, heritage or environment, guarantee of a fair income for producers, development of the social bond, etc. ;
– participatory governance : involvement / participation of stakeholders, decision-making process not based on ownership of capital, limited remuneration of capital, surpluses invested in the service of the project, etc.

A site has just been created following the Entrepreneurs Fair, under the leadership of the Avise, an agency created at the initiative of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations with the support of numerous partners (mutuals, associations and associations). cooperative). It offers practical and clear information that can help everyone to formalize their project.
Discover, create, develop, the three sections of the site explicitly indicate the nature of the available help.
Help that is realized by:

a directory of the various actors likely to support a business creation project,
a library of all available useful publications
a series of financing and development tools.

Practical fact sheets make it possible to organize the project, step by step: definition of the project, constraints, local needs, partners, strategy …
Resources for university or professional training are available.
Finally, detailed portraits of entrepreneurs concretely illustrate the whole, giving a realistic overview of the steps to be taken.

Antropia
The Institute of Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, launched at the beginning of this month, is another opportunity for support, advice and funding whose spirit is clearly described by the team itself. in front of the home page of the institute’s website.

“In the face of the societal needs that neither public services nor the market logic can fully satisfy, social entrepreneurship constitutes, in the context of sustainable development, an effective and responsible response to the service of men and the community, in the countries of the North as in those of the South. Social entrepreneurs are an innovative force that can influence and collaborate with governments and private for-profit companies to generate systemic change. ” Thierry Sibieude and the team of the Institute of Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (IIES).

For this purpose, the “incubator” of the Antropia social enterprise, now supported by the institute, by ESSEC and by the savings bank, supports social enterprise projects on the condition that they concern the Ile-de-France and that their social purpose is explicit. To find you and find out if you are eligible, you can find the “Antropians”, current and past, to get an idea of ​​the projects supported by Antropia.

To join Antropia, you must submit an application form and then submit your project to the team.
If selected, your project will be supported by Antropia which offers:

strategic support,
technical support,
networking,
a desk,
a grant in the form of a scholarship or a loan of honor.

No doubt, if you wish to apply to Antropia that the social entrepreneur will help you considerably in the development of your file.