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Scale up your social enterprise

Our experienced Entrepreneurs-In-Residence (EIRs) bring tactical, functional expertise as they coach, consult and collaborate with emerging social enterprise leaders to align strategy and operations with your impact and revenue goals – allowing you to think and act long-term.

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How does Purppl support your social enterprise?

Social Enterprise Coaching & Consulting

Business Model Growth

Our EIRs help you analyze and understand the activities that drive your predictable, sustainable revenue. We walk alongside you to help you make informed decisions and implement tactical action to drive growth.

Impact Model Improvement

Struggling to define your desired impact, steps to get there, and metrics to measure? Or how your activities will help achieve system change? We dig deep on your impact model and help you communicate it to your stakeholders.

Strategy to Action

Set strategy and align strategy to quarterly objectives and measurable results. We help you set strong, strategic goals and help you implement management process to enable you to achieve those objectives.

Leadership Development

Support your leadership team with the tactical, ongoing coaching they need from experienced entrepreneurs-in-residence. We operate alongside you to elevate your team and your performance.

Our Client Numbers

Social Enterprises
Average Revenue per Social Enterprise
Avg. Customer Revenue Driven by Each Social Enterprise

Stories of Impact

A Look at Our Work with Social Entrepreneurs
One Big Table

One Big Table

For Chef Giulio finding a permanent home for the One Big Table co-op grocery store has been many years in the making. With a shared goal to make a difference within the community, One Big Table, in collaboration with the John Howard Society, can now do what it does best—provide the community with local food, every day of the week. Read More…

Start Fresh Kitchen

It started with a simple idea of hosting monthly cooking classes and grew from a side step into a full-on journey from there. The Start Fresh story comes with some hard lessons along with some hard-earned success where you can see their community and social impact starting to grow. Read More…

The Big Edition

The Big Edition’s mission is to relieve and reduce poverty and support vendors of their magazine—people who are marginalized and have multiple barriers to employment, the homeless, those struggling with mental health and addiction and people living in chronic poverty. Read More…

“Purppl is able to capture the essence of what we do and provide succinct ways of communicating it. They provide firm guidance as well as focus and inspiration to gain clarity in supporting my passion. It’s been an awesome energizing experience!”


– Kelly Terbasket, Co-founder & Director, IndigenEYEZ

What to expect

Working with Purppl

  • 6-month commitment to start, tailored to your needs
  • Bi-weekly meetings with your lead EIR, plus specialist support
  • Coaching, even when consulting
  • Customized project scope and team
  • Quarterly reflection sessions
  • Connection to a wider impact ecosystem

Ideal Criteria

  • Committed to social impact
  • For profit, non-profit, hybrid, government, etc.
  • Coachable leadership team
  • Growing, entrepreneurial revenue model
Clients & Alumni

Join The Movement

One third of all startups globally have social impact and entrepreneurship embedded in their core activities. Social entrepreneurs everywhere are taking on big challenges like housing for everyone, food and water security, economic empowerment, accessible transportation, and climate change.

Take a look at a few of our clients and alumni.

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Scale Up Your Social Enterprise

We want to help you use a sustainable business model to implement long term solutions to our toughest community, social and environmental challenges. Let’s do it together.

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