Archive April 2017

10 ways to save money on banking as a social enterprise

In 2015, the Federation of Small Businesses discovered that firms were paying an average of £2,500 every year in bank fees and charges. That’s a significant investment, no matter the size of your business, but if you’re a social enterprise…

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The 5 building blocks of social enterprise sustainability

Social enterprises are built from a single vision to improve people’s lives or deep desire to give something back to the community, but this can often overshadow the thorny subject of sustainability. Few businesses – social enterprise-based or not –…

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Preparing your social enterprise for a new tax year

The new UK tax year has begun, and if you’re concerned about the limited time you’ve had to get your financial plans in place for the next twelve months, we’d like to settle your mind a little. You’re not alone.…

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An Introduction to Social Enterprise Risk Management (guest post)

Social enterprises need to manage risk like any other business. And while the risks that social enterprises face may be similar to those of a traditional business, there might be differences due to the activities in-hand or the service users. Risk management is a key tool…

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