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a social enterprise?

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Enterprise support
Helping your enterprise succeed

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

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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
29 Jul 2014

Turning the Corner - The Third Sector Strategy Conference -12 September 2014, Cambridge

After a challenging period, what is the best way forward for charities and social enterprises? Will a merger boost your impact? What does the election hold in store? How will the demographic changes affect the sector? Come to the Social Enterprise East of England (SEEE) 'Turning the Corner' Conference to find out more.

24 Jul 2014

Get involved in Social Saturday - 13th September 2014

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.

24 Jul 2014

Does futurology have a place in social enterprise?

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.

21 Jul 2014

Apply now to the ICats Fellowship Programme 2015

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.

21 Jul 2014

Social Investment Explained - New Guide Produced

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.

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