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Unleashed at the University of Notre Dame Offering free business consulting to interested for-profit social enterprises - student consultants will create a customized consulting project targeted to measurably impact your social enterprise--all for free!

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  • Notre Dame, IN - Indiana, United States
  • mmannifi@nd.edu

OVERVIEW

Description

Social Enterprise Consulting (SEC), a branch of Unleashed (the impact investing club at the University of Notre Dame), is offering free business consulting to interested for-profit social enterprises . During the fall of 2015, student consultants will create a customized consulting project targeted to measurably impact your social enterprise--all for free!

Potential services offered may include one of or a combination of the following areas:
Marketing strategy (identifying the target market, advertising, etc.)
Business Model
Marketing Research (competitive landscape, etc.)
Impact Measurement
Finance/accounting
Operations and sustainability
Online/web presence
Management
Specific bottlenecks or other issues

It is important to keep in mind that there are limitations to what students’ are capable of offering the social enterprises, so each project team will meet with skilled mentors to decide which service is best for the enterprise. The consultants are concerned with giving quality over quantity, in terms of the services given. Furthermore, there will be workshops given to interested enterprises, in certain relevant areas throughout the spring.

Interested enterprises must apply by August 3, 2015. Contact SEC branch leaders Megan Mannifield (mmannifi@nd.edu) with any further questions about next steps in partnering with Unleashed.

We have finished our spring semester projects and they have been a great success! We look forward to speaking with interested enterprises for potential projects in the fall of 2015.

*It is expected that the enterprises will be open to communicating regularly with the student consultants.

PROGRAM DETAILS AND REQUIREMENTS

For more Information

smellert.wix.com/unleashed

SUPPORTING VENTURES IN THESE SECTORS

  • Agriculture
  • Civic Participation
  • Clean and Green Technology
  • Disabilities
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Distribution / Supply Chain
  • Education
  • Employment, Livelihood, Income Generation
  • Energy
  • Enterprise Development, SME
  • Environment, Climate Change
  • Fair Trade, Organic Products
  • Financial Serv./Inclusion, Microfinance
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Health
  • Housing, Shelter, Homelessness
  • Peace and Security
  • Sanitation, Waste Management
  • Tech
  • Water
  • Women, Girls

supporting ventures in these regions

  • Latin America
  • Subsaharan Africa
  • US, Canada

TYPES OF COMPANIES ACCEPTED

  • For Profit
  • Hybrid

accepting applications or entries

ACCEPTED:

May 01, 2015 - August 03, 2015