Social Venture Planning

Social Issues and Social Entrepreneurship

HKSEC believes it is important to "UNDERSTAND before Making CHANGE".
Contestant who aims at becoming a social entrepreneur needs to be a down-to-earth person through living and interacting with people and problems, thus getting inspired with solutions. Therefore, it is important to understand more about social issues before constructing your social venture plan.

Social entrepreneurship is the use of business techniques to develop, fund and implement solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues, which emphasizes Economic Viability, Social Mission, and Environmental Neutrality.

Here are some resources to help you out.

Social Enterprise Business Centre (SEBC)
Social Enterprise Business Centre (SEBC) is a collaborative platform under the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) with a mission to support over 570 social enterprises and their beneficiaries.
http://socialenterprise.org.hk/en/content/se-faq

Website of Civic Exchange
Civic Exchange has been focused on three main policy areas: Social, Economy and Environment. You may check their present and previous work, including research reports, events, and articles on their website.
http://www.civic-exchange.org/

Lean Canvas

Lean Canvas is a tool designed to help entrepreneurs develop their business models, which includes elements of value proposition, infrastructure, customers, and finances.

Lean Canvas Template:
https://www.hksec.hk/files/lean_canvas_sample.pdf

Lean Canvas Tutorial:
https://goo.gl/W7JFrf

Social Impact Assessment

https://www.hksec.hk/files/social-impact-assessment.pdf

How to Write a Business Plan

How To Write a Business Plan
http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/careers/how-write-business-plan

Palo Alto Business Plan Software
http://www.paloalto.co.uk/

Tips and Samples for Writing a Business Plan
http://www.bplans.co.uk/