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April 17, 2019

A better understanding

When a community chooses to become involved in a commercial venture, more often than not it’s because no private individual is prepared to take on the risk, invest the required capital or simply provide a much needed service. In other words, it is often market failure of one form or another that spurs the community to act. As a result of being collectively owned and because they have been established only to serve local needs, these businesses face very specific challenges. To gain a better understanding of these challenges, Community Shares Scotland have instigated some research. Survey closes today.



Community business survey

Community Shares Scotland and Co-operative Development Scotland are looking to understand the challenges and support needs faced by community groups developing a community-owned business or enterprise.  

Completing this five minute survey will help guide their future support.

The survey ends on Wednesday 17 April.