Our founding director Gareth Hart talks to Natwest Bank about social investment, his journey when starting a social enterprise and the importance being 'investment ready'.
Gareth reflects on his decision to start his own social enterprise and the importance of getting good advice.
The article includes Finbarr Carter, student enterprise officer at the University of East Anglia, Askham, who is director of finance and business development at Infused Learning and Roger Moors, chief development officer of Social Investment Scotland
Five top tips to becoming an investment-ready social enterprise
1. State your cause and demonstrate how your enterprise makes a difference
2. Seek guidance from social enterprise support networks
3. Choose your investors wisely
4. Identify what you’re asking for from investors
5. Decide which investment opportunities are right for you
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