Business Model

Impulse Social Enterprises is in the business of, and for, positive socio-economic change! While we aim to generate profits, the objective is not wealth accumulation or maximum financial returns for shareholders.

Our final objective is to grow the Impulse Social Enterprises network, nurture the entrepreneurial spirit and inherent talents of our tribes, and reach more people in need effectively.

Likewise, investors in our social enterprise are those who seek financial returns to reinvest in long term social returns.

Our profits will come from a range of services and products that include Research and Consulting Services under the Impulse Social Enterprises banner, as well as Tribal Artisan Products, Eco Holidays, and Bed & Breakfast Home-stays under the Empower brand name.

Starting with Research and Consulting

ISE has already conducted various research projects and provided consultancy services to government, non government and commercial enterprises with interests in the region.

To know more about our Research capabilities, please click here. To read about our Consultancy Services for CSR efforts and commercial ventures, please click here.

Weaving new beginnings

We have just launched our Empower brand of artisan products with a range of Multi Style Scarves, Stoles, and Table Mats – created by artisans from the Assamese and Mishing Tribes of Assam.

Following this, we will launch similar products made by artisans from other tribes in Assam, by the Khasi and Garo tribe artisans in Meghalaya, Mizo artisans from Mizoram, and Naga artisans from Nagaland.

The result of a great cooperative movement, these products nurture the traditional craftsmanship of their respective regions, while becoming relevant in the contemporary world.

The Role of Impulse Social Enterprises

Impulse Social Enterprises provides training, raw material, designs, packaging, branding, marketing and financial support to over 2000 (and more as we speak) artisans in this effort.

Empowering the People

The key reasons for the adoption of this business model by local artisans is a) the flexibility of entrepreneurship, with the dependability of income!

The artisans can work from their own homes, stay close to their families and decide how much they want to work. The more they work the more they earn.

ISE is committed to buy the products that meet our agreed international quality requirements. The sustainability of income is guaranteed by our long-term wholesale contracts with both Indian domestic and international buyers.

To read more about our Empower brand and the products we sell, please click here.


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