Is it time to move on from trying to influence from the inside and fight harder from the outside (with all the risks that entails)?
This week I was privileged to visit B-Inspired in Leicester. This was part of a learning camp supported by the community business funder Power to Change.
We’ve just got back from the Social Enterprise Mark conference in Birmingham. This annual event brings together people from all over the UK and beyond. The theme was Growth for Good and how certification and standards can help businesses grow, be accountable and transparent.
Starting something, no matter how big or small can be a challenge. It could be the joy of painting your bedroom or your amazing start-up idea that is going to make you millions. Whatever it might be the chances are you are going to hit a few brick walls trying to turn your idea into reality.
Recently we were asked to attend a local school’s careers day for children aged 11-14 years. It was comprised of businesses ranging from marketing companies, food producers, construction firms, the Fire Service and me - a director of a social enterprise business support provider. I think we could be best described as ‘niche.’
Brewgooder is our October social enterprise of the month.