Starting a social impact business is a challenge. To help you get started we have created a number of easy-to-read guides to help turn your idea into a business. The other pages on this website will provide you with useful information, but this page contains all you should need to help you get your Enterprise started.

And of course you can always speak to an Advisor to help you! Contact BRAG Enterprises on 01592 860296 (ask for Susan or Lee), or call Fife Voluntary Action on 0800 389 6046.

Who is BRAG?

BRAG is a Social Enterprise, formed in 1988, in response to the decline of the heavy engineering and mining industries of Fife. The organisation has developed an excellent track record of working with some of the most hard to reach groups in Fife and as such, have been tasked by Fife Council to offer support and mentoring to new and existing Social Enterprises within Fife.

What support can BRAG offer?

  • 1-2-1 Expert Advice dedicated to your needs

  • Free Training Courses and Workshops

  • Help with Sourcing Funding & Grants

  • Social Networking

  • Marketing Intelligence

  • Business  and Financial Planning

  • Legal Requirements

BRAG work closely with our partners Fife Voluntary Action, Business Gateway and with Firstport, Senscot, Social Enterprise Scotland, Just Enterprise, School for Social Entrepreneurs and Scotland UnLTD (at national level) to ensure you will have all the support and resources you need to ensure your Social Enterprise the best possible chance of success.

Documents to help you get started:-

1. Building an Enterprise

2. Checklist for Start-up

3. Business Plan -Template

4. Finance Spreadsheet -Template

5. Social Enterprise Services Guide (2017)

6. Business Support Pathway

7. Building a Social Impact Enterprise

8. Useful Weblinks

9. Just Enterprise (Guide)

10. OSCR - FAQ's

11. Resilient StartGrow - Eligibility Guide

12. Supplier Development Programme ( How to Tender to the Public sector)

13. Business Gateway Fife - General Start up Guide (2017)

14. Business Gateway Fife - General Services Leaflet

15. Social Impact Models

16. SDI Internationalisation(Guide)

17. Business Loan Scotland (Funding)

18. Asset Transfer Guide from CADISPA

19. Business Information Service (Scottish Enterprise)