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Starting an Employment Social Enterprise

So, your organization is starting an employment social enterprise. That’s fantastic! You may be at one of the middle three stages on the Development Path shown below. This section provides some suggestions, resources, tools and links to help you move to the next stage.

Employment Social Enterprise Development Path

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Ready to Write Your Business Plan?

At this stage, you have completed your market research and feasibility study and are ready to start planning your employment social enterprise. If not, please visit these sections in Thinking about Starting an Employment Social Enterprise.

The Toronto Enterprise Fund has developed guidelines, templates and worksheets to help you write your business plan. Find them here

Choosing an Organizational Structure

There are a variety of legal structures you can choose for your employment social enterprise. Find out more.

Registration & Taxes

Employment social enterprises must follow the same registration, licencing, legislative and tax rules as regular businesses. Find out more.

Additional Resources

We recommend that you check out SOSHENT, a platform that connects social entrepreneurs with funding, business development, and other services that they may qualify. There are over 35 social enterprise support providers on the platform, whose programs you may be eligible for. Learn more


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