Not for Profits

Three types of social businesses

There are three types of social enterprises: Stand-alone businesses who make it part of their mission to donate funds to a cause Businesses that are affiliated with a not-for-profit The sustainable social enterprise Let’s look at each one: Type 1: Stand-alone social enterprises: A good example is Tom’s Shoes – a shoe manufacturer and retailer […]

Acquisitions Not for Profits

How to tell if the brand resonates in the market

Planning an acquisition, its important to get a sense of how the target-business’ brand resonates in their markets.  While low resonance doesn’t indicate a deal-breaker, it’s another important aspect to consider when assessing the ability of the business to contribute as planned. This tool will get the conversation started: