The phrase social enterprise refers to the way in which you operate and run your business or organisation. So as a social enterprise you have a social or environmental purpose at the heart of your business and reinvest profits to do more good work.
This is something that social entrepreneurs frequently ask. My response is – it depends if you want to invest in yourself and get support so you achieve what you want quicker or not!
What a great question – mentors come in all shapes and sizes – and cost from nothing (as they volunteer their time) to well known/famous mentors that charge in excess of £10,000 an hour.
Yes, social enterprises can be sole traders. Social enterprise is a way of doing business and does not refer to a specific legal structure. For further details on what a social enterprise is please refer to the article titled “What are social enterprises?”