“Business as Mission” at FPU explores creative answers to community problems

Anyone who cares about a community problem—homelessness, addiction, poverty—and has a creative idea on how to address it is invited to “Business as Mission: Learn to Start or Re-tool a Business to Solve a Community Problem,” hosted by the Center for Community Transformation at Fresno Pacific University.

This social business plan workshop will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Bring your dreams, plans and lunch to the BC Lounge at the seminary, on the main Fresno Pacific University campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno. The event is free, but registration is required. Register at cct-sbpw.eventbrite.com

Now in its sixth year, the workshop is part of the run-up to the annual CCT Spark Tank Social Enterprise Pitch Fest. Spark Tank has benefitted 38 social enterprises in and around Fresno.

All participants will learn from experts how to turn their idea into a working social enterprise—an organization that provides a product or service in a way that promotes employment for those who struggle to get jobs and transforms communities. One winner will get $100 to put toward making an idea into reality, and others will have a chance to advance to Spark Tank, where individual prizes range as a high as $6,000. This year’s Spark Tank will be Thursday, November 15, 2018, at Lanna Coffee, 617 Broadway, Fresno.

More information at us8.campaign-archive.com/?e=&u=0c957afe377626ba4e95cbd87&id=10c4c0c75f