Your Chance to Change the World – Craig Dearden-Phillips

Although this book was first published in 2008 it is probably the most useful book for anyone thinking about starting a social enterprise.

The blurb says “So you want to change the world? You know you have the drive and vision, but do you know how to turn your dreams into reality?”

This book offers you valuable, practical advice about how to set up and sustain your own social enterprise. It covers everything from writing your business plan and clarifying your social aims, to raising start-up funding and getting it all under way. With social enterprises now a leading driver of change in society, there’s never been a better time to get started. If you’re feeling the urge to take action don’t wait – seize the day.

This exciting book is for those with passion and ideas for changing the world, but who need a helpful leg-up to making their dreams happen. Yet even established social enterprises will find something new and inspiring in this book.

We have the pleasure of working with Craig on the Department for Culture Media and Sport Mutuals 2 Programme as part of the GoMutual consortium so I can testify to Craig’s expertise and heartily recommend this book.

Kate Welch OBE DL, Chief Executive Social Enterprise Acumen CIC