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"Social enterprises are businesses operated by non-profits with the dual purpose of generating income by selling a product or service in the marketplace and creating a social, environmental or cultural value. ..."
For more on what social enterprises are, a great indepth enp definition of the term, a video on enp and social enterprise, and a list of reasons why non-profits start social enterprises, click here.
To see stories and snapshots of existing social enterprises, click here. Our Social Enterprise story library includes short one and two page mini-case studies featuring quotes from the people involved, photos, and brief descriptions about the different social enterprises and their involvement with enp. Snapshots include all kinds of social enterprises from across BC, including property maintenance businesses employing people with barriers to employment, a bookstore involving youth, a rural car sharing coop and more.
Want to see and hear about all kinds of existing social enterprises, from catering businesses to thrift stores to art groups to hotels? Then check out our video library of social enterprises.
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