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So what’s all the fuss about B Corp?

    B Corp status is the latest movement sweeping the business world, originating in the states, almost 150 UK businesses are now certified as a B Corp, and 3,000 globally, and some pretty big ones too. So what is … Continue reading

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Encounter Theatre & Therapy Video Case Study

Video case study featuring Amerie-Rose, co artistic director of Encounter Theatre & Therapy, who completed the Lloyd’s Social Entrepreneurs Start-Up Programme at School for Social Entrepreneurs – Dartington, which is supported by the Enhance Social Enterprise Programme.       … Continue reading

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Interview with Mary Sherwood, founder of 4 Dementia Carers

Blog post by Susanna Jones, marketing officer for the Enhance Social Enterprise Programme.   Could you please tell us a bit about your background and 4 Dementia Carers?   ” 4 Dementia Carers started due to my own personal experience. … Continue reading

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TEN Myths of Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurs

  1. Social enterprises are not-for-profit. WRONG! More social enterprises generated a profit than standard SMEs (93% vs 76%). Most social enterprises we see are ‘for profit’ but they dedicate their profits to achieving a good cause. Social enterprises can, … Continue reading

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New to Social Investment? 5 Top Tips to Ensure Your Social Enterprise is Investment Ready

  Put simply, social investment is the use of mostly repayable finance to achieve a social as well as a financial return. A social investor hopes to receive their original investment back with interest generated from the trading profit of … Continue reading

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Demise of Carillion and the Social Value Act

    It’s a sad day when any business goes into liquidation but the news that Carillion Plc is no longer viable means that a sizeable national workforce may need to look for new jobs and sub-contractors will be left … Continue reading

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New Year’s Business Resolutions for Social Entrepreneurs

    1. Concentrate on what you need to do, not what you like to do When it comes to business support, many new entrepreneurs are magpies attracted by the shiny gems of learning rather than the brown load-bearing stones … Continue reading

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Measuring Social Impact

Since marketing and social enterprise first crossed swords the positioning of social purpose in the marketing message has been a bone of contention. There are those that say that when competing in the marketplace, an enterprise’s goods and services should … Continue reading

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Competition

  Competition in the market has been reported as the biggest obstacle to social enterprises achieving success. Ahead of red tape, staff recruitment and Brexit, more than 60% of social entrepreneurs canvassed in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and … Continue reading

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