Building a Business Model for the Social Entrepreneur

Join Flywheel Social Enterprise Hub for a workshop on “Building a Business Model for the Social Entrepreneur” on Thursday, June 29th at Union Hall!     The Business Model Canvas has been a highly effective tool for companies big and small to design, describe, challenge, and pivot their business models. Successful enterprise leaders use the business […]

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Connecting International Communities Through Entrepreneurship: Building Bridges from Bangkok to Cincinnati

  On Tuesday, May 9th, Flywheel collaborated with the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council and Oxfam to host an interactive panel discussion about social enterprise in Thailand and the U.S. Our international entrepreneur in residence, New Atthaphong, spoke about her work with Oxfam and social entrepreneurship overseas. New supports Fisherfolk Community Enterprise, which aims to […]

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May 2017 Elevator Company of the Month: The Hive

We met Troy Bronsink from The Hive to chat about how The Hive has grown from an idea to bring folks together to live more meaningful lives into a successful social enterprise. The Hive is a spot where folks can go to attend classes based on an array of topics centered around social engagement, creativity, […]

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April 2017 Elevator Company of the Month: City Kitchen

  City Kitchen is a new workforce development program that provides students with life skills such as financial training and conflict resolution, as well as culinary skills. City Kitchen combats unemployment in Cincinnati by training future chefs to fill an ever increasing gap in the food industry. City Kitchen is an 8-week culinary program that […]

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Per Scholas Receives the Social Enterprise Award

Just imagine the impact of a $28,000 pay raise on a family struggling to make ends meet. Now consider the community impact when 38 families see a combined increase of $1,000,000. This describes the work of Per Scholas. On March 1st, Flywheel presented Per Scholas with the Social Enterprise Award at Social Venture Partners’ Fast […]

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March 2017 Elevator Company of the Month: La Soupe

  Suzy DeYoung is a graduate of Social Enterprise Cincy’s Elevator Program. Suzy operates La Soupe, an organization that focuses on reducing food waste and transforming unwanted produce into healthy nutritious soups. The primary focus of La Soupe is to feed Cincinnatians struggling with food insecurity. To date, La Soupe has over 100 volunteers, serves […]

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January 2017 Elevator Company of the Month: Villedge

Villedge provides hard-to-to reach teens with Information, Opportunity, and Empowerment by surrounding them with holistic support, community, and enrichment. A key component to our approach is one on one coaching and leveraging the community. We are creating a web-based software that will allow us to leverage the existing community supports and create a process for real […]

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Cincinnati is Building a (Social Change) Bridge

In recent weeks, Suzanne Smith, Social Impact Architects, and Rolfe Larson, Rolfe Larson & Associates, have published blogs that explore the divide between nonprofit and for-profit social enterprises. Both groups call themselves a social enterprises when using the marketplace to create social change; however, there is argument that for-profits are not “true” social enterprises since […]

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