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Manage an ESE

Check out these resources that can help you manage the day-to-day work of running a successful ESE.

Welcome to the dynamic world of managing an Employment Social Enterprise (ESE), where each day presents intricate challenges and exciting opportunities. This phase of the journey requires a skillful approach to navigate through the complexities of day-to-day operations, scaling resources, and preserving the heart of your social mission.

Effective management is the linchpin that holds it all together. It means aligning your workforce, refining your processes, and optimizing your systems to meet the ever-evolving demands of running an ESE, all while ensuring that your organization’s unique social impact goals remain at the forefront of your operations.

As you steer your ESE towards success, adapting your strategies for leadership, communication, and stakeholder engagement is vital. These are the tools that will assist your ESE’s social impact while facilitating sustainable growth. It’s about leading with purpose, communicating your mission effectively, and engaging with stakeholders who share your commitment to making a difference.

Managing an ESE is a balancing act—a dance between the world of business and the realm of social impact. It’s a journey that demands resilience, innovation, and an unwavering dedication to your mission. But it’s also a journey that’s incredibly rewarding, as you witness the positive change your ESE brings to individuals and communities.

So, welcome to the world of managing an Employment Social Enterprise, where every challenge is an opportunity, and where your leadership will shape the future of your organization and the lives it touches. Together, we can continue to build a world where social good and sustainable growth go hand in hand. Get ready to lead, inspire, and make a lasting impact.

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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