Glasgow Social Enterprise Trade Show: 10th December

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The first Glasgow Social Enterprise trade show, hosted by Glasgow Social Enterprise Network (GSEN) will take place in Wasps Artists’ Studios, The Briggait on 10th December from 12 noon – 5pm. The event will showcase the work of local social enterprises through an exhibition, presentations and activity programme. Attendees on the day will also have the […]

Twitter versus Facebook – What’s right for you? Part 2

Posted in: Blog, Business Support.

Is Facebook right for my social enterprise? In our series “Is Social Media relevant to social enterprise?” we now consider Facebook and how it can help social enterprises develop brand awareness and increase income streams. What can Facebook do for me? Facebook is not right for every enterprise but for specific business types and for […]

Mr. John Swinney addresses the SEWF 2014 Seoul delegation

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Mr. John Swinney, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, Scottish Government addresses the delegation of SEWF 2014, held in Seoul, South Korea, via video.   Don’t miss out on CEIS International Study Tour 2015, incorporating SEWF2015 in Milan. Find out more here For further information on SEWF2015, click here

SEWF 2014 Seoul offically opens

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The 3 day event opened today and will include presentations from leading organisations and contacts in the social enterprise sector on social innovation, social inclusion kingrootapk and social investment. To keep up to date, follow @_sewf, @SocEntWF and #sewf2014.  

Twitter versus Facebook – What’s right for you?

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In our introductory blog – “Is Social Media right for social enterprise?” we considered the growing demand for user generated content in the Social Enterprise sector. Today we consider Twitter; its uses, value, and limitations. Twitter versus Facebook – what’s right for you? Twitter CEO Dick Costolo once said he viewed twitter as “the global town […]

Third sector gets massive boost with Just Enterprise programme

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The social enterprise sector has become a shining example of where business acumen and ethical trading merge to bring new opportunities to Scottish communities, so it was welcome news when in June 2014 we saw the re-launch of the Scottish Government’s highly successful Just Enterprise programme delivered by CEIS and consortium partners HISEZ, Firstport, Social Enterprise Academy, Forth Sector Development, Community […]

Is social media relevant to social enterprise (part 2)

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In part 1 we asked the question is social media relevant to social enterprise? Today we continue our series on what social media means, and explain how it can help you. What social media platforms are available? There are literally hundreds of social media platforms in cyberspace from Facebook to Google+, Blogster to Twitter. Even the […]

India’s “master trainers”

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I recently went to India to support 25 young women embarking on the role of social enterprise ‘master trainer’. I got back more than I bargained for, thanks to the incredible young Indian women I met – educated, confident, and energised. A combination of female champions, peer networks and social enterprise was being brought together […]



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