Category Strategy

How to hold a successful social enterprise board meeting

Things are going well at your social enterprise. In fact, they’re going so well, you’ve had to bite the bullet and incorporate the firm. That means your burgeoning business now proudly displays a ‘ltd’ after its name, and you’re a…

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6 characteristics of brilliant social entrepreneurs

What makes a great social entrepreneur? Scrap that… what makes a brilliant social entrepreneur? If you’ve got an idea that you believe could change the world, or have the makings of a business venture that has strong social or environmental…

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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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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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