Social enterprises are businesses with a social, cultural or environmental mission. They sell goods and services with the majority of profits going back to the mission. What's you idea for blending return and mission?
The Loan Fund is a social enterprise, invests in social enterprises, rents to social enterprises, and helps others learn about social enterprises. What we can offer:
Advice and Consulting
Meet with us, one on one, and present your idea, discuss it and get some pointers for next steps. Fill out the form below and send it in for more information.
Social Enterprise 101
On behalf of the Cooperative Enterprise Council of NB, our staff facilitates a half day and full day workshop throughout the province. Fill in the form below for more information.
If you are a woman representing an organization that wants to start a social enterprise, and has an idea, then taking our Enterprising Women program would be a great start to defining your business model. Click here for more information.
Social Enterprise Hub
The Social Enterprise Hub is a place where social enterprises, enterprising non-profits and micro-entrepreneurs hang out. It might be a good place to tour to get some ideas, and possibly to find a place to stay. Check it out here.
We also invest in social enterprises, from cleaning companies, a market, and housing. You'll need a good business plan and financials. For more information go to the loans page here.