The communities where we work are full of ideas and dreams. One key task we help you with is to work out whether those ideas are viable or not. It is vital to be an independent and objective part of your team, working with you to find out whether an idea should be taken forward. We use a mix of grass roots community consultation and commercial market research because resultant business plans will need to achieve social impact and long term change, as well as being financially sustainable. Our detailed research phase often confirms and fleshes out your thinking, providing a robust evidence base for implementing your idea. Unusual and unexpected findings can also emerge which may take your idea in a new direction. We will be inspiring but also challenging when we need to be, aware that a good feasibility study is needed not only to be the foundation of a business plan, but also as a key tool to secure funding.
“Community Enterprise have been fantastic ambassadors for our project locally, which had the potential to be quite sensitive and emotive. They relate exceptionally well to people and have helped us to achieve an enormous amount so far. They have been personable, helpful, resourceful (when experiencing travel problems first hand!) and a great team of advisers. They have been supportive and informative at all times. We have found Community Enterprise to have all the professionalism and expertise needed but with added 'heart' - a team that are passionate about community development. Thank you.”
Iona Village Hall