A programme delivered over two interactive and highly practical online sessions that will give your young enterprise – or even just the germ of an idea – direction and clear sight on how to grow and flourish.

Creating a clear business platform and strategy is vital for a fledgling social enterprise so that precious time and funds are invested wisely and clear direction is set.

Course outline

Session one (90 minutes) 

Peer – peer learning and coaching session, with each individual participant posing a challenge or issue they would like some help and support on.

You will gain access to other social entrepreneurs at a similar stage to you, allowing you to share challenges and perspectives. Creating like-minded peer groups and support networks are cited as being hugely beneficial by past SSE students.

Session two (90 minutes)

Business planning

You will be sent a business strategy template along with practical support and guidance on how to complete and use to drive enterprise goals and strategies.

At the end of the course, each participant will be sent a personalised action plan, capturing their coaching session and key action to take away, as well as a 1:1 follow up call to discuss progress or provide further clarity on anything raised on the course.

Course dates

  • 3rd and 4th July 2019 (both sessions 3.30pm – 5.30pm)
  • 11th and 12th September 2019 (both sessions 10am – 11.30am)
  • 13th and 14th November 2019 (both sessions 10am – 11.30am)

To ensure participants get the maximum benefit and input, numbers are limited and will booked on a first come, first served basis.


Course facilitators

Dena Dalton

Dena Dalton, Coach and Learning Manager, SSE Yorkshire & North East.

Dena has extensive experience of coaching and mentoring social entrepreneurs through early stage growth and development through to scaling up.



Sue Osborne

Sue Osborne, Chief Executive, SSE Yorkshire & North East

Sue’s passion is mobilising the talents of all social entrepreneurs to build a fairer and more equal society. She is excited to meet entrepreneurs at an early stage and develop close links with them.


Course location

This will be delivered purely online – you will be sent clear instructions of how to join the courses and all course materials and templates by email.


£45 – this gets you access to both sessions.

How to book

First, select the date you wish to attend below. You will be asked for your name, email address and telephone number.  Once you have entered these, select your price category and click ‘proceed to payment’.

You will be given the option to pay immediately online with a credit or debit card.

If you have any questions about or issues with the booking process please contact SSE’s Sales and Marketing Manager David McGlashan on 020 7089 9120 or email david.mcglashan@sse.org.uk.