ChangeThinking with SmithMartin

Tag: Social Enterprise

Awards for Social Enterprise

If you are a social enterprise active for two years or more, and can meet the published criteria, you can now apply to the Social Enterprise Awards 2016. The application process is now…

DolphinBookBox returns

We have recently re-energised our oldest brand, DolphinBookBox. Some 10 years or so ago this was the delivery mechanism on-line for our community library and book delivery service. What we have found recently…

BME support flowers in Cambridgeshire

We are delighted as a partnership to be the web publishers for the new information directory for ABMEC, ¬†a Cambridgeshire based CIC, supporting the BME community in the county. ABMEC is a lottery…

The Collected Works

We are really pleased to have been jointly instrumental in creating a new collaborative professional partnership in Collected Works. This new group exercises the creative energy of SmithMartin and WilsonGoodchild. The latter is…

Social entrepreneur – five cornerstones

  Starting a business, social or otherwise, is a leap of faith. Faith in yourself or your team, faith in your product or service and faith in your audience, customers or community of…

Public service co-operators

Moving from the wrap around direct support of the pubic sector and taking services into another social business form can be an amazing journey. It can also be a rocky road fraught with…

Realism in social business development

The short video below tells the story of an organisation and team, in this case, in the technology sector, that burned through 40 million dollars of capital in five years and failed on…

Startup Britain – a useful web resource?

The ‘Startup Britain’ web site has the support of the Prime Minister – but is it, as some commentators have cynically described a government backed web link-farm – offering already available resources to…

Creating the right zone

We have been doing a lot of work recently on the creation of good governance structures for a variety of charitable and social enterprise organisations. Policies and process play a large part in…

Time and the social entrepreneur

We are regular readers of¬†Entrepreneur.com – a great source of inspiration, ideas and shared experience for start-ups. Although U.S. based, the site does often contain the stories of UK and European organisations and…

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