Deciding to grow your social enterprise is important and can be very beneficial in terms of increasing revenue and/or reaching a wider audience. Typically it will also require additional resources and the need to assess your current enterprise services, processes, resources and finance, all of which provides a good starting point.
You will need to plan how you will manage this growth: will you need more staff/volunteers? will existing premises still be suitable? how will you finance this growth? Additionally, if you are looking to grow through new products and services you will need to determine, by research, if there is a market. Without planning you can potentially risk what you have already achieved and the future of your enterprise.
If you are thinking of growing your enterprise our advisers will be happy to discuss this with you.