Roundup of expert advice from our live Q&A on Britain's unique selling point in the social enterprise worldPratik Dattani – managing director, EPG Economic and Strategy ConsultingThe UK approach is helping social entrepreneurs in Pakistan: The idea generation and facilitative environment for social enterprise in the UK is very healthy. Our research into social enterprise...
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Our Secret Social Entrepreneur argues that social enterprise is a melting pot and the need for definition is overplayedSocial enterprise is great and has grown, but I think it could have spread faster and done far more if we hadn't tried to define it. Right now in a room somewhere a group of social enterprise advocates are wasting their time arguing about what social...
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Each week we round up some of the most useful and interesting links from around the webA tough year ahead in public servicesSEUK: Peter Holbrook, chief executive of Social Enterprise UK, blogs on what social enterprise can expect from public services in 2013.The 10 upcoming female social entrepreneurs of India(PDF)The Next Women: The social investment market: The role of...
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Investing in a social enterprise in India has become quite the in-thing and the definition of who is a social entrepreneur seems to be changing as well. So, to take stock of what is happening in this space and how we should look at social capital we met with some of the earliest players in the business.
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Join Sean McGinty for the latest Guardian social enterprise podcast. This month we're looking at all things startup. Social enterprise startups are rather different from traditional business startups. So what are the best strategies for success when it's not all about money? Sean talks to current and past startups, a recent public sector spin out and a crowdfunding platform...
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Reality TV and social enterprise. Seem like strange bed fellows. But there's a new incubator/accelerator/boot camp called VentureCamp trying to mix the two.
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"What is social innovation?" is a question that has plagued me for months. Each time I try to explain what I research, my mind skims through the intricacies of a definition that is neither precise nor finite in scope. In interviews in Singapore and throughout Taiwan and over the last four months, I have asked social entrepreneurs their definition of social enterprise, and...
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Explain briefly and clearly what social enterprise is – create a tagline to reflect the ideals of the organisation and its social aimsAs a director of a medium-sized social enterprise that delivers youth facilities and services through a customer-focused revenue-generating model, I met recently with the local council leader to seek his support for some new facilities we hope...
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To coincide with the launch of the Secret Social Entrepreneur, we look at why it's vital to discuss social enterprise failuresLast year, in a live Q&A on planning for success and failure, some of the experts talked about using business failure as a valuable learning experience. One expert even said that in the US you're more likely to get finance if you have the...
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Join us on 30 April to discuss with our experts the types of training social entrepreneurs need and where they can find itFellow social enterprise enthusiasts may have had the pleasure of enjoying an interactive session on at the Oxford Jam event earlier this month which looked at reasons why social investments go wrong.According to CAF Venturesome's research 'a lack of...
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