An increasing number of social enterprises are choosing to use a hybrid of legal forms. We see businesses wanting to register non-profit organizations, and non-profit organizations wanting to setup businesses. Social enterprises with hybrid models are incredibly fashionable. It can even be argued that they have become the norm.
However, there is a very poor understanding of the legal, tax and other implications of establishing a hybrid social enterprise. Furthermore, the majority of social enterprises seem to be choosing hybrid models when they don’t need to, and in the process are creating complicated bureaucratic and ethical problems for themselves.
This e-book was released in September 2014, and has since been presented to multiple audiences such as the NPO Collaboration Dialogue and Community Chest.