Social Enterprise


The only third-party certification specifically for social enterprises in the USA. Prove your credentials, stand out from the crowd, attract funding and join Buy Social USA's social procurement seller database

to grow your social enterprise business.

The first step is quick and free - get started below.

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Online form

Society Profits uses the free online form on the Good Market platform for primary curation. It takes about 30 minutes.

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Submit Paperwork

After receiving confirmation from Society Profits that the criteria are met, submit supplementary documents to Society Profits by email. These documents are for internal use only and will not be displayed, shared, or made publicly available.

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Pay Annual

License Fee

Starting at $185, fees are based on your annual revenue. See more details on the Certification page.

Not Sure If You Qualify?

In the United States, a social enterprise can take many legal forms. To help your organization understand if it would be eligible for certification with us, and entry into the seller database for social procurement opportunities, we have created a quick quiz. Take the quiz by clicking on the button below. It takes about 2 minutes to complete.

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What is a
Social Enterprise?

Social enterprises are businesses that use their profits to intentionally tackle social problems, improve communities, provide people access to employment and training, or help the environment. They combine the best of the for profit and non profit sectors to improve society without the need for donations. Social Enterprises take many different forms in the USA - L3C, 501c3, LLC - the one thing they all have in common is that they use their profit for good rather than private benefit. For a great overview of social enterprises download the SEWF Understanding Social Enterprise PDF here.