This January I completed my social business canvas my graduation presentation and reflective artifact.
A pdf copy of the Social Business Canvas
Social Business Canvas for The Little Fair Trade Shop - August 2018
SOCIAL BUSINESS CANVAS
MISCONCEPTION THAT FAIRTRADE IS ‘CHARITY.’
ABSENCE AND LITTLE KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING ABOUT FAIRTRADE AND THE FAIRTRADE PRINCIPLES.
LACK OF FAIRTRADE OR FAIRLY TRADED PRODUCTS IN THE UAE AND MENA REGION.
CONNECTING CONSUMERS WITH FAIRTRADE PRODUCERS/ARTISANS.
CREATING SUSTAINABLE LONG TERM INCOME GENERATION FOR FAIRTRADE PRODUCERS.
EDUCATING AND RAISING AWARNESS TO CONSUMERS, EDUCATORS, BUSINESSES AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.
PARTICIPATING AT SPECIALIST MARKETS, EXHIBITIONS AND BOUTIQUES.
VISITING FAIRTRADE PRODUCERS
CONDUCTING AND EDITING INTERVIEWS WITH FAIRTRADE PRODUCERS AND ARTISANS.
WRITING HIGH QUALITY CONTENT BLOGS/VLOGS
DESIGNING PROTOTYPE FAIRTRADE PRODUCTS
UNIQUE, BESPOKE, HAND MADE, HIGH QUALITY FAIRTRADE PRODUCTS.
PURCHASING FAIRTRADE MAKES THE CONSUMER FEEL GOOD.
HIGHER PYSCHOLOGICAL AWARENESS AND WELL BEING
THE CUSTOMER BECOMES SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS AND WILL SHARE HIS EXPERIENCE.
SAVING CONSUMERS TIME, ENERGY AND EFFORT TO SEARCH FOR FAIRTRADE PRODUCTS.
SOURCING HIGH QUALITY BESPOKE HAND MADE FAIRTRADE PRODUCTS.
CONNECTING CONSUMERS DIRECTLY TO FAIRTRADE ORGANISATIONS AND ARTISTS.
SUSTAINABLE INCOME FOR FAIRTRADE ARTISTS.
EMPOWERMENT, RESPECT & DIGNITY
EDUCATION FOR FAIRTRADE PRODUCERS CHILDREN
BUILDING NEW ROADS, SCHOOLS, IT LABS AND MEDICAL CENTRES.
TRADE UNION REPRESENTATION
OTHER SOCIAL ENTERPRISES
GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND OFFICIALS
OTHER SOCIAL ENTERPRISES
WOMEN’S BUSINESS COUNCILS
WOMEN’S ORGS AND INSTITUTES
GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND OFFICIALS
FAMILY AND FRIENDS
MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT
WORLD FAIR TRADE ORGANISATION
LIST OF FAIRTRADE PRODUCERS
WEBSITE – SALES, BLOGS, ANALYTICS
FINANCE – PERSONAL SAVINGS, PROFIT AND DIRECT FUNDING.
BRANDING – COST, SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING, PRINTING AND ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
WORKING WITH A CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND GRAPHICS DESIGN TEAM
KNOWLEDGE ABOUT FAIRTRADE
INTERVIEWS OF FAIRTRADE PRODUCERS
FAIRTRADE PRINCIPLES AND SDG’S
FAIRTRADE FOUNDATION LONDON
WORLD FAIR TRADE ORGANIZATION (WFTO)
FAIRTRADE LABELLING ORGANIZATION (FLO )
TRADE LICENSE FEES
PRICE OF FAIRTRADE PRODUCTS
IMPORT COSTS – CARRIAGE, SHIPPING, DUBAI CUSTOMS, DELIVERY COSTS, VAT.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
MARKETING AND ADVERTISING
MONTHLY, SEASONAL, SPECIAL EVENTS CAMPAIGNS
ADVERTISING – SOCIAL MEDIA, PERIODICALS
INVITATIONS TO PRESENT FAIR TRADE
Below are some of the flip charts I created for my Social Business Canvas
Social Business Canvas - Problem
Social Business Canvas - Value Propositions
Social Business Canvas - Target Segments
Social Business Canvas - Activities
Social Business Canvas - Cost Structure
I hope to review my Social Business Canvas with a follow up session with Reetu Sood very soon. I hope to post an update soon.
I hope to upload my Theory Of Change soon.
I presented or should I say my graduation video was screened at the graduation ceremony hosted at the Sharjah Gof and Shooting Club 21st January 2019.
My impromptu graduation presentation for the BSEP, NAMA
and SSE London.
What inspired you to start the business?
What are you offering?
Who do you help?
How does it work?
WHY IT MATTERS?
Think about impact?
What positive impact does your service or product make?
Why does it matter to you?
What motivates you?
During our visit to London and Cornwall we were asked to reflect on our sessions and visits
We were asked to make notes and produce a Reflective Artifact of our learning journey and the sessions which had, had the most impact on our work.
Here is my Reflective Artifact
Sabeena Ahmed, Fairtrade Campaigner, Educator and
The Little Fair Trade Shop Brand Logo Butterfly and strap line
Fair Trade Ethical Living
Alistair Wilson - Chief Executive School for Social Entrepreneurs
Failure Quote - Failure is when you stop trying!
Quote - The Greatest Wealth Is Health
Quote - Self-Care Isn't Selfish
Vegard Olson - Life Coach and expert witness for BSEP and SSE London, workshop at the Good Hotel - July 2018
Jen MacKay - Business coach and presentation expert witness for BSEP and SSE London, workshop at the Good Hotel - July 2018
Quote - Believe in Yourself
Quote - Ben Okri
Reetu Sood - Business Consultant, Social Business Canvas Workshop with Reetu Sood at the Good Hotel - August 2018
Jo Van Osch - Mentor, Life Coach, Birmingham, UK
Visit to ENABLE - Dubai Festival City - September 2018
The BSEP ladies (Badiri Social Enterprenership Programme 2018)
Sabeena Ahmed with Ayesha and Najat -
Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK, August 2018
Sabeena Ahmed with Khadijah (BSEP, NAMA and SSE London)
Badiri Social Enterpreneurship Programme Cohort 1 2018
Sabeena Ahmed with Asma and Maryam Q -
Badiri Social Entrepreneurship Programme Cohort 1 2018
(BSEP, NAMA, SSE London)
As I end this pioneering programme I would like to take this opportunity to wishes to all the ladies on the programme the very best, may your ideas thrive and flourish.
Established by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.
NAMA is chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah. Our core philosophy at NAMA is to raise awareness that women are an indispensable human resource for the development of every nation.
NAMA was conceived to go beyond the remit of supporting women and ensuring gender equality to a broader scope that aims to see women become influential key members of society, thereby enabling them to climb the ladder of success.
It encourages policies and legislation to support women and actively pursues programmes that support gender integration into all sectors and abolishes unjust practices and policies that discriminate against the advancement of women.
Its five affiliates, Sharjah Business Women Council, Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council, NAMA Fund, Badiri Education and Development and Souq Anwan, fall under the umbrella of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment.
That’s why the School for Social Entrepreneurs brings together people who want to change things for the better. People tackling urgent issues like poverty, education, inequality, health, climate change and much more.
Every year, we help more than 1,000 people learn how to transform their communities and help people in need.
We support social entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and charity leaders. We run courses that equip them with the skills and networks needed to create lasting change. We help in other ways too, like connecting them with funding and mentoring.
Our 11 schools are changing lives across the UK, Canada and India.
Source: SSE website
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It was a dream come true to finally travel to the country of my parents birth, India.
I arrived in Dehli and was greeted by a beautiful warm evening.
I was humbled and privileged to visit two World Fair Trade Certified Organizations, M.E.S.H and Tara Projects.
Many thanks to Mathew K and Ms Moon Sharma for their time, care and hospitality.
Sadly, I was unable to interview Mathew, Ms Jacky Bonnie or the producer groups on this occasion and hope to interview them the next time I visit.
Despite struggling with my shoulders I completed my Six Items Challenge for the eighth consecutive year.
I interviewed Alex and Marie-Louise of Valy Export, Madagascar.
This April I was invited once again to judge 5 social enterprise businesses at the Middlesex University Dubai.
Many thanks to Shanthi Rajan, Sandra Stevenson, Suzannah Fernandes and Dr Michael Kloep and Dr Cody Paris for their hospitality.
It was a difficult decision as all the social enterprises were winners.
Congratulations to Pentagon and their initiative Mihriban for their concept and vision.
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