Start a social enterprise

Starting a social enterprise - SlackPress (video)

Case Study

Simon Black, co-founder of SlackPress, discusses how the SlackPress team created a social enterprise.

SlackPress is a media production social enterprise specialising in creative design. SlackPress works with community groups, other social enterprises, charities and corporate businesses to help them develop media content for DVDs, websites and social networks.

Here, Simon explains how SlackPress developed into a self-sufficient social enterprise that successfully engages with the local community.

Case Study

Simon Black


Simon's top tips:

  • "Ensure you actively give back to your community to encourage buy-in from people and other businesses"
  • "Promote your socal enterprise name and brand within the community to build awareness and encourage engagement"
  • "Work hard, work well and work positively - you need to enjoy your job and giving back to the community to run a social enterprise"