Like any business, a community business must be profitable. But their primary trading purpose is to provide benefits for their community, and profits are primarily reinvested back into the business or into the local community.
A really important aspect of community businesses is that the majority of them offer additional services that benefit the wider community.
This guide covers:
- How to engage and consult the community
- The steering group
- Legal and governance
- Business planning
- Raising the funds
- Acquiring premises
- Sourcing suppliers for your business
- Opening and trading