August 17, 2015
Social Traders business skills and networking program, Crunch, is now open for applications for 2016.
Social Traders has an unparalleled track record in social enterprise development in Australia, working closely with over 100 social enterprises over the past five years.
Social Traders Crunch program is Australia’s leading business skills and networking program for social enterprises, offering advice and support at all stages of the development lifecycle: from start-up to securing investment and accessing new market opportunities
Over half of the start-ups who have completed a program are still successfully trading today plus in our work with existing social enterprises, we’ve grown capacity in creating jobs, business sustainability, waste reduction, accessible housing and more.
Social Traders’ Head of Enterprise Development, Lisa Boothby has led the Crunch program over the past five years.
“The people we work with have so much creativity and passion for their purpose. Crunch gives them an opportunity to harness these assets and build a sustainable business that can deliver social impact into the long term. Our program combines rigorous planning and testing with critical connections to investors and customers. This is why our Crunch enterprises have achieved such strong results.”
Social Traders’ Managing Director, David Brookes is delighted to see the continued success of the Crunch program.
“Social Traders Crunch program was originally developed because we identified there was a strong need to increase the business capacity and capability of start-up and existing social enterprises. Five years on, Social Traders Crunch program has contributed enormously to the development of sustainable investment-ready social enterprises.”
For information on the range of Crunch programs and to apply, click here.