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Take a look at some of the existing Social Franchises and what they do.

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Final BFSE Report

 ESFN has conduceted extensive research into the impact of social franchising, gatehered statistics on social franchisies and infoirmation on how it might be financed. This report sets out the findings of our research conducted as part of the Better Future for the Social Economy Learning Network.To read the full report, click here

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Social franchisising - financing its growth

Social franchising has proven it can speed up the growth of the social economy. But it is a new technique and little is known about the barriers to its development, growth and financingWe have just released our second research paper setting out our findings from exploratory research with social franchisors and finance agencies. We found that social franchises have three stages of development.

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Swedish social franchising guide

A guide to social franchising from Sweden based on the expereience of establishing Let Mat Sweden and Villa Vagenut

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Social franchising - how it can help develop social enterprises.

Robin Murray asks how social franchising can support the development of social enterprise and co-ops in the age of Google. He looks at how social franchising can provide a mechanism to facilitate greater cooperation between social enterprises and cooperateive and how this can support growth, or rather the diffussion of social enterprises. Robin is a Fellow of the Young Foundation and a founder of

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ESFN Research shows over 13,000 employed

A document detailing research by ESFN funded by the European Commission has found they potentially employ over 13,000 people in Europe and generated created a wealth of information on their impact and operation.

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Expanding Values

Expanding Values; A guide to Social Franchising in the Social Enterprise sector and European Social Franchising Network in SIPS Conference book.

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Social Franchising Impact

There are more and more tales in Sweden and across Europe about people who the labour market left behind, but who today are proud entrepreneurs and involved in a new and expanding sector thanks to social franchising. 

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Parliamentary Intergroup Discusses Social Franchising

The European Social Franchise Network, a spin-off from the EQUAL’s work, was launched at the meeting of the European Parliament’s interest group on the social economy on 10th October 2007. Plans are now going ahead to establish a new interest group specifically on this topic, and to hold a conference at the European Parliament in February 2008.

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ESFN - A Method to Achieve Social Goals

Social franchising means using and developing franchising methods to achieve social goals. It is about spreading experience from successful social enterprises so that more people become employed. These companies apply democracy in such a way that the potential of all employees is developed. Social franchising also builds a community bringing employees together in different companies and

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Opposites Attract

A guide to setting up a social franchise and how social franchising can speed up the growth of social enterprise using case studies from across Europe. To download this guide in English, click here.

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