Social Enterprises Selling Goods and Services
Finding it challenging to explain your mission?
Talk to investors?
Generate new sales?
Explain what it means to be a social impact company and deliver goods and services to market?
We are here to help.
Becoming a certified social enterprise is the first step to joining the growing movement for social procurement. Follow the steps below to start your journey and reach out for support or to ask more questions. Buy Social USA is our social procurement partner and does not charge social enterprises any fees for joining the social procurement database. Good Market is also a free platform for social impact companies to come together, build community and find support.
Join the Free Global Marketplace Platform
Good Market is a curated platform for businesses that create a better world. It is the database that Buy Social USA uses to source their trusted and verified social enterprise sellers. Being an accredited seller with the USA Certified Social Enterprise accreditation means you will be considered for social procurement contract recommendation and ensures your social enterprise will be trusted by corporate and government buyers. Good Market and Buy Social USA also recognize many other verifiable, third party accreditations. Good Market is our partner in developing a U.S. wide social impact sales force - together we are looking at innovative supply chain solutions such as blockchain to provide socially minded buyers with verifiable, transparent and trustworthy goods and services. Please use this link to sign up as a seller on the Good Market platform. Having all of the sellers on Good Market helps us to map the social impact sellers across the country and collate data in one place for our buyers. It takes about 30 minutes to complete the application, it's totally free and there are no right or wrong answers. You can then use your application as Step One of your application to become certified. Contact Us if you want to ask more questions first.
Apply for your Certification
At the end of your Good Market application you will be asked if you would like to use that application as Step One of becoming certified. If you click Yes it will take you to a set of private questions specific to the USA Certified Social Enterprise process. These questions should take around 45 minutes to answer and will be sent privately to Society Profits as Step Two of your certification application.
Become a Social Procurement Seller
Routes to market for your social impact business. Society Profits works with its partner Buy Social USA, a social procurement intermediary, to support corporate, government, anchor institution and other buyers to find the goods and services that your social enterprise sells. They support you with the bidding process through their local support organization partners like Social Enterprise Alliance Chapters, Social Ventures and others.
* Joining Society Profits network within Good Market as a social impact seller is free of charge. There is a charge if you choose to add the USA Certified Social Enterprise accreditation.