Category Strategy

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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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 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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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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5 ways to use Instagram Live for your social enterprise

A few years ago, if you fancied running a live video broadcast, you’d need a whopping budget that could absorb the camera equipment, a huge satellite truck parked up outside the office and catering for the sizeable crew required to…

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Going social: what defines a social enterprise?

So, you’ve got a big idea, and you’re fairly confident it has a social purpose. Fantastic! There’s just one niggling doubt; you’re not entirely sure if it is social. In your mind, you’ve defined the purpose of your venture and…

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How to train your brain for business success

It’s January, which usually heralds a collective desire to eat healthily and the inevitable flood of new gym memberships that are entirely well-meaning but ultimately doomed. However, the start of a new year also marks the perfect time to begin…

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