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Can parents be entrepreneurs? A blog by Ellie Thouret

I never thought I would end up running a business. Aside from watching ‘The Apprentice’ and ‘Dragon’s Den’, I have never been interested in the mechanics of business. In many ways, having my children led me down the path to running a social enterprise. I had a rocky start with my first baby five years […]

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Measuring Social Impact – what does it mean?

As funding for social enterprise becomes harder to access, it’s becoming increasingly important to understand and demonstrate the impact you are making. When I think about social impact, I’ve always thought it means numbers, facts and figures and lots of abbreviations and overwhelming terminology which I’ve just not been too sure on. As I live and […]

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Why buy social? A View from Wates Group

Since we started working with social enterprises, we’ve spoken to lots of social entrepreneurs who want want to sell their services to the public sector. But we haven’t met many who have considered the private sector as a potential market. Through the Equity Foundation, we’ve had the pleasure of working with lots of socially minded […]

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New Blog Post: The Peoples Powerhouse

Last week I attended the Peoples Powerhouse conference- an all day event designed to present ideas about new ways of citizens and communities interacting with systems of power. We heard from some incredibly inspiring people with really powerful ideas. Here’s what I took away from the day: The programme focused on presenting different ideas about […]

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Launching Stockport Social Entrepreneurs

A network evening for social entrepreneurs, community groups and anyone interested in social entrepreneurship. Come and find out about social entrepreneurship opportunities across Stockport, meet other social entrepreneurs and hear speakers from Equity Foundation, UnLtd and Stockport Council. This is the first in a series of events hosted by Equity Housing and Stockport Council. As part […]

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