Brighton supermarket HISBE (‘stands for ‘how it should be’) is a social enterprise, set up by 2 sisters. Everything is local – even your ‘lunchtime sandwiches’.
Would you like to know how to start a social enterprise? A social enterprise is simply a business, which gives at least 50% of its profits back to a cause, so you still earn a living, but the end-all is not to become a millionaire. Most social enterprises start with a mission to do something to help. Most are small, but some are big. Two well-known big social enterprises are Cornwall’s Eden Project and the Big Issue (a magazine for homeless people).
The Art of Social Enterprise is a book for anyone who wishes to make a difference through their job. Learn how to balance social and monetary value. You can find more help at Social Enterprise UK, which is a hub for all social enterprises and can offer lots of help and advice.