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Growing an ESE

Learn more about how to grow your ESE to new and sustainable heights!

Welcome to the pivotal stage of growing your Employment Social Enterprise (ESE), where your vision expands and the possibilities are boundless. This phase involves a strategic process of evaluating feasibility and crafting a comprehensive strategy for pursuing new avenues of expansion, each holding the potential to amplify your social impact.

Growing an ESE isn’t just about scaling up; it’s about making well-informed choices that align with your mission and values. These choices may include exploring new business lines, launching innovative products, diversifying your sales channels, establishing partnerships with government agencies, or expanding your reach into new geographical areas.

A thoughtfully developed growth plan is your compass in this journey. It empowers you to allocate your limited resources optimally, ensuring they are directed toward the most promising initiatives. It also equips you to analyze growth options from various angles, considering social, financial, operational, and organizational aspects. Importantly, it enables you to effectively communicate the rationale behind your growth decisions to key stakeholders, including your dedicated employees, board members, and valued funders.

In this section of our website, our comprehensive resources will equip you with the knowledge and tools to assess the requirements for your growth journey, from personnel and equipment to facilities, all while carefully considering the potential impact on your current operations.We understand that growth can be both exhilarating and challenging, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Welcome to the world of expanding possibilities and deepening impact. Your journey to grow your Employment Social Enterprise is not just about doing more; it’s about doing more with purpose. Together, we’ll continue to shape a brighter future for your organization and the communities it serves. Get ready to embark on this exciting adventure of growth and positive change.

Resources For Your Journey

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Leadership & Talent | Grow a Social Enterprise

The 7 Steps to a Successful Succession Plan: Series Session #3

In session 3 we walked through all of the steps for activating a succession plan, which include: Determining a leader's transition date, pre-departure planning, communications plans, search firms, and more!
Leadership & Talent | Grow a Social Enterprise

The Emergency Succession Plan: Series Session #2

In session 2 we continued the series by looking at what to consider when outlining a plan for managing an unforeseen or emergency leadership transition.
8 minutes | Business Planning | Grow a Social Enterprise

Example Sales Channel Analysis

See an example of a sales channel analysis to evaluate individual channel performance and prioritize channels for future investment.
7 minutes | Business Planning | Grow a Social Enterprise

Examples of Value Proposition Statements

Review examples of value proposition statements from real employment social enterprises in varying industries to get inspired!
12 minutes | Employee Success Program | Grow a Social Enterprise

Employee Success Program Design + Logic Model Development Tool

The purpose of this document is reflect on your employee success benefits program. This document can also support your ESE in either developing a logic model, build out an employee success benefits program, or reflect on how you might improve your employee success benefits program.
10 minutes | Business Planning | Grow a Social Enterprise

Partner & Customer Evaluation Tool

We've created a tool to help you evaluate potential, and even current, partner and customers, based on what is important to YOUR organization. This makes it easier to pursue, release, and/or keep a partner or customer to help you increase your impact!
9 minutes | Employee Success Program | Grow a Social Enterprise

Employee Journey Map Template

This is a template to help you reflect on and document the experience your participant workers are going through as they move through your organization. As you complete this template we want you to really think about what your participant workers think, feel, see, and hear throughout their time working at you ESE.
5 minutes | Employee Success Program | Grow a Social Enterprise

Logic Model Templates

Logic Models are useful tools to help ESEs write out their plan for impact and how to potentially measure it!
11 minutes | Business Planning | Grow a Social Enterprise

Lead Qualification Tool

You can use this tool to determine whether prospective customers are a good fit for the organization and how likely they are to become customers.
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