Social Economy and Social Enterprise
A decade of working on social enterprise and the social economy has provided a wealth of transferable experience on the opportunities and challenges of turning good ideas into sustainable enterprise ventures. This has been captured in BRIAN - a Self Assessment Instrument that helps social enterprises to acquire an understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses in a self-aware way. BRIAN helps a social enterprise manager to "walk round their businesses in their head" exploring where things are going well and where there is room for improvement. For those able to benefit a further development of BRIAN takes them along a pathway to being "ready for investment".