Zoe Peden was one of the first people to be offered a place on the Big Venture Challenge’s programme of support, designed to help social entrepreneurs raise external investment
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Social Enterprise Case Study – from the Prowess Archive Name: Helen Walker Name of enterprise: Water Power Enterprises (h2ope) (CIC) Web: www.h2ope.co.uk Could you explain what your enterprise is? We are a community interest company (CIC) and our main social and environmental goal is to reduce carbon emissions by harnessing the power of hydro to [...]
Having left school with no qualifications Sissy built a career and got her education the hard way. She now uses innovative methods to keep kids on the right track and to inspire them to get the most out of their own educational opportunities.
Bubble and Balm have attracted the UK’s largest crowd-funding investment of £75,000 from 82 micro-investors. It’s a sign that this new form of business funding has taken off in the UK.
There’s no shortage of women starting small social enterprises and delivering great services with passion and commitment. But still few women can be found heading up the larger social enterprises. What can women do to break through?
Still not sure exactly what social enterprise is? You’re not alone, surveys show most people think it’s something to do with socialising. And while that may be a nice outcome of doing business which does good, it’s definitely not the main objective! So what is social enterprise then? Watch this brilliant little video from The Social Enterprise Coalition to find out.
Ethics are big business. And ethics are an important driver for growing numbers of new businesses too, many of which unfortunately fail to get the balance right between passion and profit. So what can idealistic start-ups learn from the success of the Co-op and the fair trade movement?
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