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.
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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