Service Initiatives

Engage with the Flourishing Enterprise Innovation Toolkit

The Flourishing Enterprise Innovation Toolkit is designed to be applicable and useful to all types of enterprises (for-profits, not-for-profits, co-ops, benefit corporations, government agencies, etc.) and all stages of development (start-up to established enterprise).  Further it is designed to be useful in a very wide range contexts: different cultures, sectors, groups, issues and places.   

We expect and encourage all First Explorers to use the Toolkit in their diverse contexts and report back to the project on what works and what doesn’t.  When a First Explorer has services based on the Toolkit we encourage them to share their experience and explore adding them to the list of service initiatives on this page.

And someone had to go first!  Two of the first First Explorers to take significant steps to develop, offer and deliver services based on applying the Toolkit in their contexts (integrating it into other necessary methods, tools and practice) are: 

    

Better My Business: “Through learning networks, workshops and direct consulting services we work with leaders of established small and medium sized enterprises to apply frameworks, methods and tools in order to gain the social, environmental and economic innovation and risk reduction benefits of the flourishing approach.”

Lean for Flourishing Startups “Based on their integrated Flourishing Entrepreneurship competency model, Lean for Flourishing works with entrepreneurial encourages (accelerators, incubators, co-working spaces, corporate innovation centres etc.) to enable them to innovate the way they help entrepreneurs be innovative and achieve their goals”.

Other First Explorers: Are already using the Toolkit in the classroom, are delivering training, and much else. We encourage all our community members to continue to explore how the Toolkit can best work for them in their contexts, give us feedback, and explore being listed here as service initiatives of our community.

Check the blog for upcoming events or reach out to us as inquiry@FlourishingBusiness.org if you are interested in collaborating with us on an event or workshop! 

About the First Explorers Leading Our First Service Initiatives

Ondine Hogeboom is a serial social entrepreneur having started seven social enterprises, and a Certified Intrinsic Coach. Ondine has spent the last three years developing and testing a coaching and mentorship program for social entrepreneurs focused on business model innovation, including research she conducted in the Reading University Henley School of Business, Masters of Business Administration program. Together, her research and practice determined how to adapt the popular profit prioritizing Lean Start-up and Customer Development techniques to tri-impact enterprises. Her e-book Lean Start-up for Social Purpose Organizations, based on this research, is due to be released in 2017.

Harvey Weisfeld is the principal of wiserSolutions, a Toronto-based consulting & coaching practice. For over 10 years he has focused on helping social-purpose enterprises to design practical strategies & innovations to solve business problems. For over 25 years prior to starting his consulting practice, Harvey was a socially minded entrepreneur with experience across a variety of sectors including food, fashion and holistic health. Harvey also co-created and facilitated the Entrepreneurs Advisory Roundtables at the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) and is an active member of the Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group.

 

Sponsors and Partners

We are also grateful for the assistance of our growing list of sponsors and partners who have helped to support and promote our events in the past. Please contact us at inquiry@FlourishingBusiness.org  if you would be interested in sponsoring an event in your community or network.

Alterna Savings and Credit Union   Harbourfront Centre - ReFocus - Inspiring Sustainable Organizations       OCADU sLab   Sustainability AdvantageConnexions Consulting - Christine DiCecco Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group                  Wiser Solutions    Edward James Consulting Ltd. - Antony Upward   Better My Business  Strongly Sustainable Business Model Blog