Actor shows support for Social Enterprise

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Actor, Michael Sheen has teamed up with Social Enterprise UK to show how you can make a difference to the issues that matter to you most through buying social. Social Enterprise UK launched their Social Saturday campaign in 2014, which was backed by the Prime Minister, David Cameron. Since then it has become a hugely successful […]

Launch of Social Enterprise in Scotland: Census 2017

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This report presents the findings of the Social Enterprise Census 2017, the definitive biennial account of social enterprise activity in Scotland. The Social Enterprise Census 2017 is a collaborative effort to track the changing scale, characteristics and contribution of Scotland’s social enterprise sector every two years over the course of the next decade. It builds […]

SEWF 2017: Christchurch NZ, Programme & Speaker Update!

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The Social Enterprise World Forum 2017 is an international event for social enterprises from all over the world to come together, share wisdom, build networks and discuss how to create a more sustainable future. The event attracts social enterprise practitioners, social entrepreneurs, policy makers, community leaders, investors, activists, academics and more from all across the […]

A new era for social enterprise in Victoria

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Last week’s (17th February 2017) launch of a new Social Enterprise Strategy by the Victorian Government is an exciting milestone for the future development and growth of social enterprise in Victoria and Australia. “I am pleased that social enterprise is being recognised as a legitimate and growing part of the Victorian economy, and am confident […]

Scotland’s Social Enterprise Strategy 2016-26, Scottish Government 14.12.16

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Scotland’s new 10-year Social Enterprise Strategy is to be launched at the Grassmarket Community Project in Edinburgh on Wednesday 14 December. The new strategy sets out a clear vision to ensure that our social enterprise business community thrives and grows over the next decade and beyond. The strategy was produced in partnership with Scotland’s social […]

Can social enterprise still take the moral high ground? [Guest blog]

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Jonathan Coburn from Social Value Lab reflects on the evidence arising from recent studies into social enterprise and socially responsible business behaviours in Scotland. Business, for better or worse No matter what your views on the ‘business’ community are, there’s certainly no way to ignore it. There are an estimated 361,345 private sector businesses operating […]

A taste of Scotland for Asian and African delegation

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CEIS was pleased to welcome over 50 delegates to Scotland from the UK, Asia and Africa as part of the British Council’s Business and Investment Readiness programme. The delegation convened in Scotland’s capital to provide an update on the progress within the social enterprises in Asia and Africa with the support of their appointed UK […]

Just Enterprise workshop: Introduction to web design

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This foundation-level course is designed to introduce web design at a high level. Non-technical, we take you through the basics and highlight the “must haves” together with the pitfalls to avoid. Who should attend? This half day workshop is aimed at non-technical people who have an influence over their organisation’s website content and/or update it […]

Just Enterprise workshop: Market research – A beginners guide

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This full day workshop is designed to provide delegates with an introduction to market research including: What is market research and why do we do it? Different approaches and tools Tips and techniques Working with external researchers The workshop will combine presentation with small-group discussion of research issues facing some of the participants and a […]

Just Enterprise workshop: Demystifying the web

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Ever wanted to know how the web works and how to get more from it? Today’s economic climate is forcing social enterprises to become less grant dependent and more self-reliant so making your website work harder makes economic sense. Who should attend? This full day workshop is targeted at those enterprising third sector organisations that […]

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