Building Social Enterprise Trading Turnover
Building Social Enterprise Trading Turnover (BSETT)
BSETT is an 18 month project working with eight established social enterprises that have capacity to grow and increase their turnover.
Social Traders is working closely with the selected social enterprises to identify focus areas, develop responses and implement change by:
- Exploring and responding to the strengths and weaknesses of participating social enterprises
- Assisting in the development and implementation of a marketing strategy
- Supporting the social enterprise to sell into new markets
For more information on the background of the BSETT project please read the guidelines and presentation attached below.
The social enterprises involved are:
|Welshpool Transaction Centre||Print Side Up|
|Mornington Peninsula Youth Enterprises||Bright Street Hub|
|CREATE Inc||Flashdrive Beyond the Classroom|
|Cultivating Community||AMES, Magic Green Clean|
The Welshpool Transaction Centre (WTC) is located in the rural Victorian township of Welshpool. It provides mixed business services such as ANZ Banking, Centrelink Agency, Taxation Information, V/Line ticketing and Medicare and are one of only two transaction centres still operating in Victoria. The RTC has become a social hub for Welshpool community activities and a training centre for strengthening community projects. It is fully owned, managed and operated by its Committee of Management.
Find out more information about this social enterprise here: http://www.welshpool.vic.au/rtc/rtc_welcome.html
Mornington Peninsula Youth Enterprises (MPYE) is a wholesale Nursery social enterprise providing a range of education, training and support services to young people from the Mornington Peninsula and surrounding areas in Victoria. Over the last 10 years MPYE has developed from a small scale backyard youth support service with minimal costs to a larger scale operation with multiple participants, staff and volunteers.
Find out more information about this social enterprise here: http://www.mpye.org.au/about.htm
CREATE is a non-government, community-based organisation established in 1986 and located in Geelong, Victoria. CREATE is a Registered Training Organisation servicing Youth, Young Mums, Education, Disability and Community projects, are now manufacturing low cost transportable homes. Governed by a Board of Management, with Directors representing a cross-section of community members and organisations, CREATE is strongly committed to enlisting local people and resources in actively supporting people and community effectively.
Find out more information about this social enterprise here: http://www.creategeelong.com/about
Cultivating Community is a not for profit organization that has been running weekly fresh fruit and vegetable produce markets in inner city Melbourne since 2002. These Markets were initiated in response to evidence that residents of these suburbs, and particularly those on Public Housing Estates were situated in "Food Deserts". They also run the Edible Classrooms Program assisting schools to develop sustainable food gardens.
Find out more information about this social enterprise here: http://cultivatingcommunity.org.au/
Print Side Up (PSU), located in Braybrook Victoria, is a social enterprise developed and run through the Melbourne City Mission. PSU offers a range of skill development opportunities, from practical skill development to employability skills. Accredited training models are provided through partnerships with RMIT creating pathways for young people. Print Side Up operates a Screen Printing service to generate revenue.
Find out more information about this social enterprise here: http://www.melbournecitymission.org.au/Programs-and-Services/Employment-Education-Training/Social-Enterprises/Print-Side-Up
Bright Street Hub, located in Eaglehawk Bendigo, is a mixed business and milk bar/takeaway food social enterprise. The aim is to be a one stop shop where customers can get their groceries, send a fax, have some lunch and use the internet. The hub engages the local community to services they may not be aware of and provides training and educational opportunities to local residents.
Find out more information about this social enterprise here: http://www.accessemployment.com.au/?page_id=32
Flashdrive Beyond the Classroom located at Ballarat, Flashdrive is a social enterprise providing training in an environment that promotes positive relationships and hands on experience. Revenue is raised through the sale of refurbished computers and IT recycling.
Find out more information about this social enterprise here: http://flashdriveinc.yolasite.com/
Magic Green Clean (MGC) is a social enterprise which currently has two cleaning contracts in Kensington and in Melbourne's South East. MGC offers a traineeship model which includes both on the job and a half day per week training session with a Cleaning Supervisor and /or Industry Trainer, and offer Certificate 3 in Asset Maintenance.
Find out more information about this social enterprise here: http://www.ames.net.au/cleaning-services