DATA: IS SOCIAL ENTERPRISE A FINANCIALLY VIABLE VENTURE?

Everyday this week, we bring to you some key findings of our Indian Social Enterprise Landscape Survey.

Main Sources of Financing – Limited access to the commercial financing

The survey results revealed that there is a clear divide between those that have access to mainstream and/or commercial funds and those that rely on personal connections and grants/donations to raise money. The ratio is about 50/50. Forty-five percent of respondents obtained funds from commercial sources whereas 21% of respondents source their funds from personal connections such as family members and friends; another 21% rely on grants and donations from charitable organizations.

The survey report, which offers an in-depth analysis of the results, is available for INR400/US$10. Just click the Social Enterprise Landscape Survey Report banner on the top of our website – www.beyondprofit.com or send an email to Asako Matsukawa atpublications@intellecap.com.

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Revenue Stream

Profitability

Sectors to Watch

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DATA: Is social enterprise a financially viable venture?

Everyday this week, we bring to you some key findings of our Indian Social Enterprise Landscape Survey.

Challenge – Financing

The results reveal that acquiring funding is by far the biggest challenge for social entrepreneurs. Forty four percent of enterprises said that Financing/Funding is their main challenge.

The survey report, which offers an in-depth analysis of the results, is available for INR400/US$10. Just click the Social Enterprise Landscape Survey Report banner on the top of our website – www.beyondprofit.com or send an email to Asako Matsukawa atpublications@intellecap.com.

See other data sets from the Social Enterprise Landscape Survey

Revenue Stream

Profitability

Sectors to Watch

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DATA: IS SOCIAL ENTERPRISE A FINANCIALLY VIABLE VENTURE?

Everyday this week, we bring to you some key findings of our Indian Social Enterprise Landscape Survey.

Sectors to Watch

Education
Sector with a track record of profit
The Education sector has shown a marked degree of financial stability and growth potential. There are two key elements. First, the sector represents the highest number of profit-making enterprises (38%) among others, and also has one of the lowest numbers of loss-making entities (24%). Second, we observed a good growth potential; 38% of education enterprises are breaking even — which means the number of profit-making enterprises in this sector could increase in the coming years.

Health
Sector with large growth potential
Although the sector currently produces a very small number of profit-making entities, it has the lowest percentage (13%) of loss-making enterprises. Most importantly, at 73%, the Health sector has the largest segment of break-even businesses. If/when these enterprises begin to turn a profit, the Health sector could sustain a multitude of successful, profit-making enterprises.

Rural Development
Sector to watch out for future growth
Despite the fact that the largest number of social enterprises are in this field, it is the biggest loss-making sector at the moment. However, Rural Development demonstrated the largest revenue increases last year, so there could be more surprises in store.

The survey report, which offers an in-depth analysis of the results, is available for INR400/US$10. Just click the Social Enterprise Landscape Survey Report banner on the top of our website – www.beyondprofit.com or send an email to Asako Matsukawa at publications@intellecap.com.

See other data sets from the Social Enterprise Landscape Survey
Revenue Stream
Profitability

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DATA: Is social enterprise a financially viable venture?

Everyday this week, we bring to you some key findings of our Indian Social Enterprise Landscape Survey.

Profitability


Through the survey we found that there are more enterprises that are loss-making (34%) than those earning a profit (25%). And 41% percent of enterprises are currently breaking even. If you look at the profitability by measure of years in operation, you can clearly see that making profit through social enterprise is no easy task. It is true that the percentage of loss-making enterprises steadily goes down as the companies get older. But there is virtually no disparity in the number of profit making entities across age categories. Many enterprises stop making losses as they grow older but do not begin to turn a profit; they merely start breaking even. Surprisingly, even after 11 years or more of operations, the percentage of profit making enterprises is only 27%.

The survey report, which offers an in-depth analysis of the results, is available for INR400/US$10. Just click the Social Enterprise Landscape Survey Report banner on the top of our website – www.beyondprofit.com or send an email to Asako Matsukawa at publications@intellecap.com.

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DATA: Is social enterprise a financially viable venture?

Last month, Beyond Profit launched the first ever Indian Social Enterprise Landscape Survey. The survey was designed to better understand social entrepreneurs in India, and learn more about their business structure, financial viability, and challenges.

Everyday this week, we bring to you some key findings. The survey report, an in-depth analysis of the results, is available for INR400/US$10. Just click the Social Enterprise Landscape Survey Report banner on the top of our website – www.beyondprofit.com or send an email to Asako Matsukawa at publications@intellecap.com.

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