About Us

Social Business Builders was founded by Craig Dearden-Phillips and Noah Isserman, two career entrepreneurs that are passionate about social impact, with a simple mission of uplifting brilliant individuals and startups who share the same passion.

We exist to support entrepreneurs who aim to build and grow businesses that tangibly improve the lives of people in our society. We work with impact ventures in all sectors to achieve their next level of scale and influence by deploying time and investors' money. We find the fertile middle ground between profit maximization and social impact.

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"What is a social business?"

Our acid test is simple: if this business becomes one thousand times larger, is the world significantly and undoubtedly a better place?  And is no harm done in the process (except to business competitors)?

In the UK, social enterprises only employ 5% of the country's workforce and represent 3% of its GDP.

We're here to raise that.

What We Do

We help you build the plan, the team, & the investment. Then, we follow you along your epic journey!

Building the Team

Social Business Builders is with you every step of the way to find the talent needed to grow your venture- people who share your passion, bring value, and return your investment in them many times over.

Building the Plan

Every ambitious business needs to answer the question, "How do we grow?" This is what we help you tackle full-square. We aid you in refining a long-term success plan for your social venture.

Following Your Journey

We place a Business Builder alongside you, someone with a deep well of skills and experience because S.B.B. is about providing you with the personal support and mentoring you need as you grow the venture. You also become part of Social Club, our private club for leaders, which is full of founders and CEOs going through similar things as yourself.

There is no shortage of investment for first-class business plans led by determined and talented entrepreneurs. Its vital to find investors who share your vision of "social profit" and strong return on investment. We leverage our world-class network to help you find the right fuel to your fire.

Building the Investment
How We Do It

We partner with entrepreneurs in different stages, whether your business is just starting or is years in the making. Our support is tailored to the current stage of your venture.

IDEA STAGE

New ventures with a promising idea.

EARLY STAGE

Young startups seeking co-founders & early partners

GROWTH STAGE

Existing 2-5 yr. old businesses that are ready to grow

View our venture portfolio to see who we work with.

Want to become a partner venture? Read our criteria.