Social enterprise FAQs

  • I’m a start-up. Can I be certified?
  • I have an idea for a social enterprise but no business plan or trading history. Can I be certified?
  • I’m an existing business looking to transition to a social enterprise model. Can I be certified?
  • Can I apply for certification if I don’t have a constitution or shareholders agreement?
  • Our impact occurs overseas, can we still be certified?
  • How long does Social Traders certification take?
  • What happens if I submit the wrong information?
  • Are there any organisations that can’t be certified?
  • What are my options if my certification is denied?
  • What happens if there is a change of ownership or legal structure for my enterprise after my business is certified?
  • Who assesses my application?
  • Can I get funding to cover the cost of my membership?
  • What are your policies around certification?
  • Still have questions?
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