Video: Social Business Model Canvas: Financials

Updated: Jul 25

The Business Model Canvas is a powerful tool to get a quick sense of how a business works. It can also be used to show how businesses can create social good.

In this episode, we will be going over revenue strategies and expenses that are expected in a social enterprise. We will also use Embers Staffing Solutions as a case study to see how those elements fit into a business model.

00:00 – Intro

00:49 – The role of revenue and expenses

05:04 – Case Study: Embers Staffing Solutions

07:33 – Outro


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Embers Social Enterprize case study by the Trico Foundation:

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About the Author:

Matthew Rempel is a social enterprise development coach, with a focus on marketing. He helps social enterprises focus in on the core values of their business, and present them in clear language for their customers and clients. He has connected and interviewed many social enterprise leaders in Canada and around the world. He is also a lifelong nerd, and will gladly use analogies from games and movies to explain complex topics.



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