Compass Master Class - To Profit or Not To Profit?

The Event

Starting a social impact venture? Will it be for-profit or not-for-profit? The jury is still out on what legal framework works best when establishing a venture of this type and how it might affect future investment.

Joel Cranshaw is founder of Clearpoint Counsel and has consulted with countless startups across the UK and Australia at this critical stage. He truly understands how your choice of legal structure can impact a social startup's growth.

This master class will show you the pros and cons of structuring your business in different ways and how it might affect your vision for growth.

About Joel

Joel is the founder of Clearpoint Counsel and a general counsel with 20 years experience working with organisations in Australia, the United Kingdom and around the globe. He became interested in looking at alternatives to the traditional model of providing legal services in 2003 whilst working for a boutique firm in Melbourne. In 2005 he launched Clearpoint in the UK, a management consultancy that acted as General Counsel and CFO with funded start-ups and SMEs. On his return to Melbourne in 2012, he successfully applied this model for Australian companies forming Clearpoint Counsel. Joel is the founder of the Better Business Club and serves on the boards of several not for profit groups and social enterprises.

Joel is the founder of Clearpoint Counsel and a general counsel with 20 years experience working with organisations in Australia, the United Kingdom and around the globe. He became interested in looking at alternatives to the traditional model of providing legal services in 2003 whilst working for a boutique firm in Melbourne. In 2005 he launched Clearpoint in the UK, a management consultancy that acted as General Counsel and CFO with funded start-ups and SMEs.

On his return to Melbourne in 2012, he successfully applied this model for Australian companies forming Clearpoint Counsel. Joel is the founder of the Better Business Club and serves on the boards of several not for profit groups and social enterprises.