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Inspire2Enterprise CIC is a social enterprise, a joint-venture between the University of Northampton and Exemplas, providing a unique free-to-access social enterprise support, information and advice service - from start-up through to initial growth and beyond.
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The Inspire2Enterprise service is available to potential and existing social enterprises, Public Sector bodies considering social enterprise 'spin-outs', Third Sector organisations looking to trade by way of social enterprise and corporate organisations seeking to create further social value through corporate social responsibility (CSR) .
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Getting ready for the New Year
Your thoughts may well be focused on Christmas, but now is the time to also be thinking about the New Year, and ensuring you have a strong plan in place for 2014 is essential.
The UK's first Social Saturday will take place on 13th September 2014. The event aims to raise the awareness of social enterprise and will encourage the general public to spend their money with social enterprises.
Making schedules, putting together plans and thinking about the year ahead are all integral elements of good business management – but for Carol Deslandes, head of strategic development at Inspire2Enterprise, this does not go far enough.
Ellie Ward from Pioneers Post finds out why long-term strategic planning and an in-house futurologist lead to more effective business practise.
The ICats Program connects social organisations in need of professional know-how, and experts with the desire to apply their knowledge in a meaningful way, thus acting as 'Impact Catalysts'. LGT Venture Philanthropy is now welcoming applications for the 7th Fellowship Programme 2015.
The Big Lottery Fund has produced a guide for all those people that have heard the term 'social investment' an wonder what it's all about.
SITR helps social enterprises raise finance by offering tax relief to individual investors. HMRC has published guidance and relevant forms for both social enterprises and investors.
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