Given the social enterprise space is very southern centric with very little support in Brisbane, it’s taken me a couple of years to find an outfit I feel I can trust to provide useful, practical input into my project.
I have spoken to a couple of groups down south who run courses, but they say they can’t help and they lament that they can’t run them up here. I lament too.
I’ve also chatted to investors who like my idea in theory, but of course need a ‘business model’ before committing to anything (which is totally fine and understandable!).
However, my skills short-fall is creating financial forecasting/projections and legals. Balance this with impact assessments and values questions, social enterprise is a tricky space to navigate. Add to that the fact that my idea is essentially a global dot com and you’ve got a bit of a beast AKA major challenge.
It’s not straightforward business as usual.
I am hoping working with this passionate, skilled group will be the stepping stone I need to see through this idea – an idea that’s been percolating for about 2 years now.
Crunch time. I’m as nervous as hell.