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Testimonial: HMP Rye Hill ‘Beehive Project’

The Beehive Project social enterprise has grown out of the work of the drug and alcohol rehabilitation team (DART) based at HMP Rye Hill with the primary objective to manufacture natural beehives (otherwise known as ‘Sun Hives’). The business has…

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Protecting your social enterprise from ransomeware

Since the global ransomware attack on thousands of private and public sector organisations last Friday, there have been no sustained, new attacks of that kind. However, it’s important to understand that the way these attacks work means existing compromises within computer networks may not yet…

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Evidencing your social impact: Why do it? (guest post)

We’re delighted to welcome Dr Richard Hazenberg to the I2E blog! Everyone knows that charities and social enterprises are great organisations, committed to delivering social good to their local communities and doing so in transformative and impactful ways. Few would…

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What social enterprises should expect from investors

If you’re a social entrepreneur beginning a fundraising journey, you may be looking to head down the investor route. And, if that’s the case, you’ll doubtless have plenty of questions. Depending on the scale of their idea, social enterprises will…

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6 reasons social enterprises fail

Starting a new social enterprise is exciting and rewarding in equal measure, but it’s important to approach the process with an open mind and the ability to embrace failure. You will fail at some stage; it’s how you’ll learn to…

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The Inspire2Enterprise Newsletter – April 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 Over half of investors are looking to support British businesses  The recently launched Innovative Finance…

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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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