SEG facilitates individualized business advising to help entrepreneurs gain industry expertise, tap into new networks and resources, and build business knowledge and skills. 

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Our network of 200+ Advisors offers expertise in a variety of industries and key functional areas, including:

  • General check-ins: What should I do next?

  • Strategic planning

  • Business model testing

  • Impact measurement

  • Market research and risk assessment

  • Sales

  • Financial projections

  • Pitch deck preparation

  • Legal entity formation options

  • Brand, marketing and social media guidance

  • Team and human resources issues

  • Board development

Seeking more intensive help?
The Huddle is a personalized 3-hour strategy session just for you.

The SEG Huddle is an intensive, customized one-time service for ventures to get feedback from a panel of SEG expert advisors on an opportunity or challenge they are facing in their social enterprise. It provides high-potential, later-stage social ventures with a three-hour strategy session in collaboration with prominent industry partners and SEG’s network of community and business leaders.

Highlights of the SEG Huddle are:

  • A focused approach
    Ventures provide background, context, and an opportunity or challenge they are facing to a core group of skilled consultants. Organizations leave with a plan to tackle their company’s most pressing need.

  • Curated one-time consulting team
    SEG volunteers are matched carefully to the strategy question or business decision facing the social enterprise requesting a Huddle.

  • Track record of participants
    Since January 2014, the SEG Huddle has provided support to RIMTA, Bike Newport, Metryx, Solar Sister, Dorcas International Institute, Jane Pickens Theater, Tinker Bristol, Doctor’s Choice, NE Distance, Beat the Streets Providence, and other successful social enterprises.

  • Rolling applications
    Applications to participate in the Huddle are accepted on a rolling basis, so you can get the support you need when you need it.


“Advising is part of the secret sauce at Social Enterprise Greenhouse. They have a wide pool of resources, and their willingness to connect people who are experts with people who can really use guidance is unique.”

- Deborah Burton,
Founder and Executive Director, RI Elder Info

“SEG provided a team of business professionals that asked provoking questions, offered innovative ideas, and assisted us with system analysis and developing our strategic roadmap. The value of these professional level services is worth thousands of dollars in the for-profit sector, and is truly invaluable.”

- Kathleen Cloutier,
Executive Director, DORCAS International

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