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5 vital things your social enterprise may be ignoring

There’s so much that goes into running a successful social enterprise. Given the nature of such businesses, it’s common for the founder to also be the accountant, chief (or only) salesperson, marketing manager and receptionist. Oh, and they probably put…

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New year, new social enterprise

Is 2018 the year you’ll be taking the plunge and starting your own social enterprise? Good news: there’s never been a better time to get started on your big idea, and we’d love to help. Starting a social enterprise is…

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Webinar: Enterprise Strategy & Business Planning

This webinar will guide you through the business planning process. It will make you think about where you want to get to and how you are going to get there. This webinar will offer: Information on the development of a…

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Webinar: Introduction to Social Enterprise

This webinar will introduce you to the concept of social enterprise. It provides background information and examines the main challenges that any entrepreneur or charity needs to consider when starting a social enterprise. The webinar will include : An overview…

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Webinar: How to Find and Tender for Contracts?

The purpose of this webinar is to show you how to source (public sector) contracts and successfully tender for them. The objectives of this webinar are: To explain the procurement, commissioning and tendering process; To show you where to look…

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Webinar: Becoming Investment Ready

This webinar will show you how to ensure that you are ready to seek investment. You will learn about: CDFIs and ‘Lenders of Last Resort’ The emergence of the Social Investment Market What you need to do to be successful…

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Webinar: Growing & Maintaining a Profitable Enterprise

Looking to grow your social enterprise? This webinar will cover: Profit How to develop your strategy for growth The way to cost and price your products or services Why you should segment your clients and use dynamic pricing Do’s and…

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University of Northampton publishes Social Impact Report 2016-2017

The University of Northampton (UoN) recently published it’s latest Social Impact Report, and it makes fascinating reading. Vice Chancellor, Professor Nick Petford, starts proceedings by confirming the commitment made by the university to delivering social impact and social innovation across…

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4 classic cash flow mistakes social enterprises make

Time for a sobering thought. There’s one single thing that will kill your social enterprise stone cold dead: poor cashflow. Take your eye off the ball for just a moment, and this vital element of your social enterprise may spiral…

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The Inspire2Enterprise Newsletter – November 2017

Welcome to the latest newsletter from Inspire2Enterprise, providing you with the latest news, funding news and useful links for the social enterprise sector. Latest News ICO Service to Help Small Businesses Prepare for New Data Protection Laws  In a further…

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