Social Entrepreneurship Business Plan Writing Advice

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The steps for writing a social entrepreneurship business plan are not too different from those required to write a traditional business plan. It helps to start with an outline that includes the problem you seek to address, your theory of change, your solution, your team, how you will measure your results, an analysis of your competition, the risks involved in your plan and your financial projections.

An analysis of your business problem will address why it is important, the scale of the problem, why it’s amenable to a solution and how the world would be improved by a solution. Your theory of change analysis should discuss the theoretical underpinnings of your proposed solution. For example, the Americorps theory of change would be to engage young people from various backgrounds in projects that build democracy and serve the country.