Business Resources

Welcome to the i-genius business resources page for all things social entrepreneurship, SME and social business start up. We have a links to a range of reports, tool kits and finance and funding resources across the web.


Finance and Funding


Big Issue Invest:

Bridges Ventures:

Clearly So:

CAN Invest:

Big Potential:

The Funding Circle:

Funding Central:


Reports Across the Web


+ Wright Hassall: The Go to Guide to Starting a Business – guide to help small businesses start-up successfully and become sustainable:

+ The Young Foundation: “Making Impact Real. Encouraging investment into social infrastructure and public good to stimulate the European economy”: Download Report | “From Good to Growth”: Download Paper

+ See Change: How Transparency Drives Change Report:

+ Social Value in Public Procurement Report by CCEG: Dropbox | Google Drive

+ Report on mapping initiatives and best practice, the results of citizen dialogue on well-being and societal progress:

+ SIE Systematic Innovation Report:


Tool Kits & Resources Across the Web


+ BizMove – a comprehensive small business reference resource featuring hundreds of free guides, worksheets, and ideas:

+ Global Entrepreneurship Week Mentoring Tool Kits: Mentor Hanbook | Mentee Handbook

+ CARE: Social Enterprise & Innovation Resources:

+ Creative Trust Open Source Toolkits:

+ Entrepreneur’s Toolkit:

+ uscreates Social Value Measurement Toolkit:

+ UnLtd Toolkit:

+ arc Building Better Business Support:

+ seToolbelt:

+ Red Ochre Resources:

+ My Social Business Model:

+ SE UK Publications:

+ Young Foundation Resources:

+ Incorporating a Social Enterprise: a Simple Legal Guide: