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Partners in Development: the Recipe for Win-Win-Win Partnerships

Rajeeb Dey | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK
Rajeeb Dey

Within the social enterprise arena Partnerships are certainly a key vehicle for scaling ventures and achieving greater social impact. Exploring the to...

Is Religion the World's Largest Social Enterprise Accelerator?

Rajeeb Dey | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK
Rajeeb Dey

Religion and its role within business is something which fascinates me and is not a topic I feel is widely discussed.

Social Entrepreneurs Are a Special Breed - Stubborn, Obnoxious, Innovative

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK

Social entrepreneurship is the way to change the world, says Pamela Hartigan, director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Oxford. It ...

This Socially Responsible Beer Brand Is In The Running To Win A Share Of $1M In Funding From Chivas

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK

Back in October 2014, Chivas launched a competition to find the UK's most inspirational social enterprise. And who came out on top in the UK? Two F...

Weapons of Mass Construction

Ian Spero | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK
Ian Spero

Last week more than two hundred would-be revolutionaries answered a call to arms and gathered in London with a view to reimagining the future - let me tell you about the first day of the proceedings...

Ten Reasons Why Everyone Can Be an Entrepreneur

Andrew Devenport | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Devenport

Eric Ries, in his book "The Lean Startup", states that mistakes are beneficial to the development process of a new business. However, he says that it is important to fail as soon as possible and to learn as quickly as possible! In other words, entrepreneurs should keep their failures small and should also eliminate them while they are not creating bigger problems..

Social Impact Insights: Iqbal Wahhab, Founder and CEO, Roast Restaurant

Carlos Miranda | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK
Carlos Miranda

As much as "social enterprise" is a buzzword these days, there are people who reject this label entirely. 'Reluctant social entrepreneur,' Iqbal Wahhab is one such person. Sitting in Roast Restaurant in Borough Market, London, enjoying a delicious macchiato and the exceptional service of their highly-rated staff, I questioned Iqbal's hesitation to embrace this categorisation of his long-standing work supporting the community.

Top Five Tips for Making the Most of the Skoll World Forum

Asim Haneef | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
Asim Haneef

I've previously heard some people refer to the Skoll World Forum in Oxford as the 'Oscars of Social Enterprise' - an annual glitzy affair with celebrities and influential figures coming from across the globe to celebrate themselves and drink champagne...

What's The UK's Worthiest New Social Enterprise?

The Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK

The search for the most deserving social enterprise in the nation has come to an end. The Venture, an initiative set up by Premium Scotch Whiskey ...

Immigrants Beyond Headlines

Jana Bakunina | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK
Jana Bakunina

European immigrants who arrived in the UK since 2000 have contributed more than £20bn to UK public finances between 2001 and 2011. European immigrants from the EU-15 countries contributed 64% more in taxes than they received in benefits.

Leading Brands Set Their Sights on Older Adults, So Should You

Ian Spero | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK
Ian Spero

Employing more mature celebrities to endorse products in a world saturated with pouting teens and seductive twenty-somethings, is evidence of a growing trend of brands readdressing an affluent market which is feeling misunderstood.

EU Needs Social Entrepreneurs to Leverage the Silver Economy

Ian Spero | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Tech
Ian Spero

A Revolution which aims to inspire businesses - large, medium, small, micro, and entrepreneurs - to join forces, in a united effort to imagine new products and services with potential of disrupting the institutional model of long term care; a model which is currently not fit for purpose

Quiz: Are You Cut Out To Be An Entrepreneur?

Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK

You like the idea of being your own boss. If you weren’t tied to your current job and had the chance to go with that killer business idea that’s b...

Why Social Enterprise Will Not Replace Social Welfare Programs

Tim Curtis | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Politics
Tim Curtis

Social enterprise is a great idea, but still will not, and cannot, replace state social welfare programs. Don't get me wrong, I'm not against social enterprise. Indeed, I have worked for social enterprises all my working life and I champion the causes across the University of Northampton in the UK, where I now work. I have started, stopped, advised, been a director of, researched and published about, social enterprises over the last twenty years.

Learning From Local - We Need a New Economic Model

Geraldine Blake | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK
Geraldine Blake

The common link here is the joint action between local government and social organisations focused on the neighbourhood or town or city. It's about growing solutions from the ground up, and trusting that together, we can build a better world.

Why Wasting Food Should Be as Unacceptable as Throwing Litter

Alicia Lawson | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alicia Lawson

The difficulty with food waste is that its real environmental damage is created through its production, not its disposal. It's hard to connect wasting food with the damage it causes, because by the time it's on your plate, the damage has already been done.

Things To Consider Before You Mix Business With Family

Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK

Brothers in arms. The phrase speaks of unity yet the setting is unarguably one of war. The same could apply to the saying, ‘sisters are doing it for...

Creating Connections, Creating Jobs

Andrew Devenport | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK
Andrew Devenport

As CEO of a global network, I'm a firm believer in the strength of global connectivity - what people can learn, and achieve, when they connect with people from different countries.

How Collaborative Consumption Can Save the World

Diana Verde Nieto | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK
Diana Verde Nieto

Imagine being able to borrow an Alexander McQueen dress at the click of a button. To step outside on a rainy day and have a car waiting for you. To stay in someone else's New York loft apartment on your holidays, complete with all of the homely finishing touches and recommendations (a corner shop, a bar, a hairdresser) that you need.

COMPETITION: Win Your Share of $1m And Become A Social Entrepreneur

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK

If you have a brilliant start-up idea or an existing business venture, you could win a share of $1m, business advice and the chance to make a real...

Why Social Entrepreneurs Need to Be Better Than Their Commercial Counterparts

Nick Stanhope | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK
Nick Stanhope

Successful commercial entrepreneurs have to prioritise building two types of value within their ventures: user value and financial value.

Let's Go Further, Together

Paul Lindley | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK
Paul Lindley

Over recent years, the status of the entrepreneur has evolved from that of economic outcast to capitalistic rebel, the brave white knight and bold pioneer of disruption and innovation. But this vision, as mythical as it is inspiring, may soon be destined for the history books.

This Lady Got Africa Into Clean Cooking, Now She's Trying For The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

24-year-old Judith Walker was inspired to go into business with her brother Ruben in order to help Africans cook in a clean, cheap and sustainable way...

Social Impact Insights: Nigel Kershaw, Chairman of Big Issue and CEO of Big Issue Invest

Carlos Miranda | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK
Carlos Miranda

Nigel is a veteran and pioneer of social enterprise and social finance; in fact, he was working in these spaces well before they even had names. He is the Chairman of The Big Issue, a social enterprise founded in 1991 enabling homeless individuals in the UK to earn a living, and the CEO of Big Issue Invest, a social investment business founded in 2005 that provides finance to social enterprises.

Mindfulness in Schools

Anna Moody | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Moody

Has anyone noticed that things are a bit 'off' in the world at the moment? How do we set about course correcting? Can anyone come up with a solution?