Starting or growing
a social enterprise?

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(Lines open Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5.30pm excluding bank holidays)

Enterprise support
Helping your enterprise succeed

Our national, free-to-access service provides the support you need to help your enterprise develop and thrive.

Find out more about our enterprise support.

Partnership working
Working with you, wherever you are

At Inspire2Enterprise we work to create profitable partnerships that deliver social value.

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Learning and skills
Expert help, advice and support

Engaging and relevant training, helping you fill skills gaps and build your business knowledge.

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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.

The Inspire2Enterprise service is delivered by qualified advisers and specialists, by phone, email or online via webcam, enabling immediate access to the support you need.

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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Who we work with

Inspire2Enterprise has worked with the following organisations:

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The Inspire2Enterprise blog

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. 

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Latest news
24 Apr 2014

5 hard truths about social investment and how to handle them

Social investors don't like surprises, they have comfort zones, an eye on the future and clear social business favourites. There's a cold hard truth out there explains Chris Hardy of Inspire2Enterprise, and it's worth getting to grips with it.

24 Apr 2014

How MyTime kicked merger phobia to treble in size

Being swallowed up can be a good thing for social enterprises struggling to grow, discovers Isabelle de Grave. But you'll need to fight fear with trust, catch the right wave and ride it to new heights.

24 Apr 2014

Teach First Innovation Weekend - 10th - 11th May 2014

Teach First is holding an Innovation weekend in Northampton on 10 -11th May 2014. The weekend will focus on generating new ideas to support young people with their reading, writing and maths. They are free to attend and open to anyone.

16 Apr 2014

Fusion 21: How to grow your turnover and maintain your social impact

Find out from Dave Neilson at Fusion 21 how to grow your enterprise's turnover at the same time as its improving its social impact.

07 Apr 2014

Corporate Social Venturing 2014

Inspire2Enterprise is delighted to be a support partner in the Corporate Social Venturing Challenge 2014

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