If social enterprises are to operate beyond Scotland then a better understanding of international opportunities is necessary, together with a greater appetite and ability to seize them.
Awareness of international opportunities will be encouraged by the Observatory and existing sources of support will be connected to potential and early stage social enterprise exporters to take their first steps into international markets.
This may include one-to-one advice, networking events, accredited training, and support for starter market visits and participation in trade shows. Further bespoke events, guidance and features will be developed to highlight the potential areas of development and to ensure early engagement with our partners, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and SDI.
Are you a Scottish social enterprise or third sector organisation that is: