Success factors for community businesses
Housing, pub and transport sector
Published: June 2017
Research that identifies four key factors that contribute to a successful community business.
To explore the factors that contribute to successful community businesses in the housing, transport and pubs sectors.
This exploratory piece of research will inform the longer-term research and evaluation programme of Power to Change, who commissioned NatCen Social Research and WPI Economics to carry out this project.
Four factors are crucial to a successful community business:
- a solid business model based on local demand,
- partnerships with other like-minded organisations,
- a group of committed volunteers
- a close working relationship the local authority.
The following reports are available from Power to Change's website.
The study comprised five phases of work: stakeholder interviews, desk research, and development of a set of success factors for community businesses, case studies of successful community businesses from the housing sector and the development of a measurement framework.