Complete the form below to submit your story for inclusion on Please read our detailed Guidelines for Online Submission carefully before entering and submitting your information
  • Please use these sub-headers to break up text and make it easier to see the kind of info being presented. Use short paragraphs.

    • Executive Summary/Synopsis: Provide one or two introductory paragraphs to grab the reader’s attention. Share what is unique, what you sell, your mission or who you work with, if that is significant. The first two sentences will be in larger print so try to really make those count.
    • Community Background: Set a community context for your social enterprise. Describe the community you work in.
    • Development History: How was your business developed and who was involved (individuals or organizations)? Do you have a parent organization? What decisions were made and how? What outcomes are you working to achieve?
    • Organization Structure: How is your social enterprise structured? How are you incorporated (if you are)? You could also share information about some of your key resources (e.g. human resources, financial resources, physical infrastructure)
    • Partnerships: (if applicable) What are some partnerships that are important to your development or ongoing business?
    • Finances: What funding do you receive? What is your annual Income from sales?
    • Impacts & Outcomes Objectives: What are the community &/or employee social and economic benefits through your social enterprise?
    • Challenges: What challenges have you overcome in launching, operating or growing your business and how did you overcome it. What challenges remain?
    • Lessons Learned: What factors were critical to success? What wisdom and experiences can you share? What are some ‘top tips’/lessons/advice you could share with other people thinking of starting a social enterprise?
    • Vision for the Future: Where do you see your social enterprise in the future; what plans do you have?
    • Conclusions: Include a summary here if you wish.

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  • You can include up to 3 images and a video with your text. Please email these directly to Matthew Thompson at, providing the alternative text and caption information and describing clearly to which part of the text it relates.
  • This image will be included in the header with the name of your social enterprise. (Featured photo should have horizontal perspective; high resolution- min. 72 dpi & 1600px wide).

    • Title: Provide a meaningful title for your image in the first field below (hidden text - max. 125 characters)
    • Caption: Provide a caption adding further description to the image in the second field below (displayed text - max. 256 characters)
    • Description: Please describe in succinct detail what is depicted in the image for those with visual impairments in the third field below (hidden text - max. 125 characters)
  • Contact Information

  • Make this a complete link, including the http://.
  • Grouping Data

    Please complete all of the sections below.
      The categories for "Sales Revenues" and "Total Revenues" are annual amounts
  • Please enter the year operations began (4 digits).
  • In creating an accurate profile of a social enterprise it is helpful to have an approximate idea of the annual sales revenue. However, if you prefer not to disclose this information, or do not currently have this information available, please check “undisclosed” and continue to complete your story.
  • Please feel free to elaborate on any of the details provided above.