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Jan 2012

The key features from around the web in January.

Jan 2012

30 Jan

The new Guardian social enterprise network site

The new Guardian social enterprise site has launched.

27 Jan

Why small social enterprises are best placed to provide personalised training

With the government appearing to favour larger organisations, small social enterprises will have to be prepared to shout says The Guardian’s Damien Handslip.

25 Jan

Number of social enterprises could be half government estimate, says Findlay

The number of social enterprises in the UK is likely to be half the official government figure of 68,000, according to Lucy Findlay, managing director of the Social Enterprise Mark Company.

24 Jan

Funding To Put English Higher Education At The Heart Of Social Change

Students and staff to benefit from an embedded social entrepreneurship culture across the higher education sector.

21 Jan

How to Win Work in 2012

Social Enterprise’s Craig Dearden-Phillips asks: how does a services-based business survive and grow in this climate?

20 Jan

Cameron announces bill to consolidate cooperatives law

The government will introduce a Cooperatives Bill before the next election in order to make it easier to start up and run a cooperative, according to David Cameron, the Prime Minister.

18 Jan

Social Entrepreneurs en route to Davos

Thirty Social entrepreneurs from the Schwab Foundation community are travelling to the Swiss mountains this month to attend the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum.

17 Jan

Social Business - the missing piece of the social economy puzzle?

A quirk in UK company law and a steer from the US could lead the way to truly harnessing the power of capitalism in the service of society, suggests Luke Fletcher.

Social enterprise can develop stronger ties between management and employees

In today’s competitive marketplace, organisations are competing fiercely to retain and nurture their top talent pool to power their business growth.

11 Jan

Help the homeless!

An embattled social enterprise (The Big Issue) seeks to revive its fortunes.

Scottish clubs CIC in the right direction

While lower division clubs, Stenhousemuir and Clyde, are already operating as CICs - Stenhousemuir’s website provides the kind of clear explanation for using the CIC structure than many social enterprises might do well to replicate - Premier League St Mirren are currently looking to become the first full-time professional club in Scotland to go down the CIC route.

The secret algorithm of women social innovators

Women’s enormous capacity for adapting themselves and making the best of limited resources makes them a natural fit for social enterprises, says Servane Mouazan.

10 Jan

Can 2012 deliver the world’s first social enterprise square mile?

New Olympic contract wins could start a trend, says SEL’s Allison Ogden-Newton.

9 Jan

Social enterprise wins major Olympic legacy deal

When the 2012 Olympics are finished, social enterprise GLL will run the venue for the next decade.

6 Jan

The trouble with not defining social enterprise

Avoiding definition has also allowed it to be co-opted by others and let private sector opportunists masquerade as social entrepreneurs, says The Guardian’s Declan Jones.

3 Jan

Charities and social enterprises to benefit from new credit union powers

Charities, social enterprises and community groups in England, Scotland and Wales from 8 January will start to benefit from new credit union powers to reach many more members, organisations and communities.

How social enterprise accommodation benefits students

University of Sussex Student Union’s social enterprise aims to provide affordable, student-focused lettings.

Notable stories from December…

Social enterprise stock market receives funding

The world’s first stock exchange for social enterprises will be set up in London with the help of money raised from dormant bank accounts, the government has announced.

Google talks social enterprise focus for 2012

Google’s ready to kick off 2012 with a renewed interest in the social enterprise market, which means the Google+ upgrades will be fast and furious.

LGCplus.com/SocialEnterprise

LGC’s social enterprise channel, providing the latest local government news, comment and analysis.

In association with Capsticks, specialist law firm for health and local government organisations.

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