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7 Social Enterprise Awards To Apply For

7 Social Enterprise Awards To Apply For

A list of awards every social entrepreneur should have on their radar. Winning any is worth so much more than just the silverware!

Human Lending Library launches at The British

Human Lending Library launches at The British

Expert Impact’s unique ‘Human Lending Library’ launches in-house at The British Library, providing mentoring for social impact businesses from expert founders

10 laws for marketing success

10 laws for marketing success

You need to follow this advice if your marketing is going to make a difference to your company

What is Expert Impact?

What is Expert Impact?

Listen to some of the entrepreneurs who have taken part in our programme explain in their own words

Baroness Verma's advice for entrepreneurs

Baroness Verma's advice for entrepreneurs

The minister shares her top business insights in this quick video

Branding insights from David Taylor

Branding insights from David Taylor

Killer tips from the founder of the brandgym

If you have a mentor, be honest with them!

If you have a mentor, be honest with them!

Debbie and Diana, co-founders of Dom Education Group, share insights gleaned from their session with Oli Barrett MBE

Try to understand exactly what challenges you

Try to understand exactly what challenges you

Marc Goodchild of Gingersnap had an Expert Impact mentoring session with Oli Barrett MBE

Believe in your business, even when it's hard

Believe in your business, even when it's hard

Jo Godden, founder of ethical swimwear brand Ruby Moon, shares some of the encouragement she gained from her session with Baroness Verma

Every entrepreneur needs a 5-year plan

Every entrepreneur needs a 5-year plan

Blair Glencorse, founder of Accountability Lab, passes on some of the pearls of wisdom he gained from his Expert Impact mentoring session with Baroness Verma

Always take the opportunity to meet experts

Always take the opportunity to meet experts

Expert Impact arranged a mentoring session with Karen Lynch, founder of Belu, for Max Tobias, the social entrepreneur behind The Dusty Knuckle

One question all start-ups must answer

One question all start-ups must answer

Having seen many start-ups fizzle out, Expert Impact's Sophie Hobson writes for Startups.co.uk about why entrepreneurs are risking it all by forgetting to think long-term

How can you find a business mentor?

How can you find a business mentor?

Writing for Pioneers Post, Expert Impact's Sophie Hobson shares insights into how to make the mentoring relationship work

Stay true to your values

Stay true to your values

Cemal Ezel, founder of Change Please and Old Spike Roastery, joined Expert Impact for a mentoring session with Karen Lynch

Finance, funding and investment resources

Finance, funding and investment resources

Organisations and ideas that can help you finance your growth.

Find social enterprise events

Find social enterprise events

How to find events in London and across the UK

Mentoring programmes for social entrepreneurs

Mentoring programmes for social entrepreneurs

It’s worth pursuing different types of mentoring, as well as your Expert Impact session. Here are some suggestions...

Find other socially driven businesses

Find other socially driven businesses

Discover other ethically driven entrepreneurs with these databases and listings - to trade with or just talk to!

In order to achieve, you need to think BIG!

In order to achieve, you need to think BIG!

Make sure your purpose is clear in all you do

Make sure your purpose is clear in all you do

Why you need to measure your social impact

Why you need to measure your social impact

Not sure how to measure your social impact? You should talk to an impact manager. So we did.

It's not just about killer tech...

It's not just about killer tech...

You have to seize every opportunity!

You have to seize every opportunity!

The art of a business model

The art of a business model

Perfect your elevator pitch

Perfect your elevator pitch

Scaling cannot be done overnight

Scaling cannot be done overnight

Building a brand is all about creativitiy

Building a brand is all about creativitiy

The people make the organisation

The people make the organisation

40 free webinars for Social Entrepreneurs

40 free webinars for Social Entrepreneurs

How to get a mentor for your business

How to get a mentor for your business

A little bit of flattery and a lot of research can get you everywhere, says entrepreneur Travis Steffen.

How to keep your start up growing

How to keep your start up growing

This article offers advice on how to overcome the three most common psychological traps that can keep your start up stuck in the trough of sorrow.

5 tips from successful entrepreneurs...

5 tips from successful entrepreneurs...

...to those who are at the beginning of their journey is starting their business

How to deal with corporate decision makers.

How to deal with corporate decision makers.

You need a strong team before you scale.

You need a strong team before you scale.

My top piece of advice? Be direct.

My top piece of advice? Be direct.

How do small companies work with large ones?

How do small companies work with large ones?

How to you build a global brand?

How to you build a global brand?

Restless development is essential for growth.

Restless development is essential for growth.

Wait for the right time to take investment.

Wait for the right time to take investment.

Companies are made up of many building blocks

Companies are made up of many building blocks

Think about your messaging.

Think about your messaging.

Build your company as you need it

Build your company as you need it

Want to sit at the big table? Be bold.

Want to sit at the big table? Be bold.

 You must be focused when asking for help.

You must be focused when asking for help.

Partnerships before PR?

Partnerships before PR?

Neil learnt that sometimes it's better to look to building big partnerships in your industry to raise your organisations profile, rather than just doing PR.

Look locally for champions.

Look locally for champions.

Sometimes you should look to your wider local community for champions for your business, not just your immediate customers.

How to raise an angel investment round

How to raise an angel investment round

Essential reading for all entrepreneurs and start-ups out there!

What can we learn from Google and Facebook?

What can we learn from Google and Facebook?

The big companies that we know and love all started small.

How to start an actual social enterprise

How to start an actual social enterprise

Unreasonable Institute give some really useful pointers about how to start up a social enterprise, a valuable article!

What is my idea worth?

What is my idea worth?

Valuing a business that may have little or no revenue, let alone any profit is a difficult task and far from an exact science.

Why is it important to have an ambassador?

Why is it important to have an ambassador?

Tom Brundage explains what he learnt from his session with Chris Gorell Barnes

The value of sharing first hand experience

The value of sharing first hand experience

Listen to Ben Meaker explain how he benefitted from his session with Chris Gorell Barnes

Things to consider when seed funding

Things to consider when seed funding

To crowdfund or not to crowdfund, what to keep in mind.

Keep it local...

Keep it local...

Listen to Adam Ball explain what Gi Fernando taught him about keeping it local to grow your business

Gaining the buy in of your customers

Gaining the buy in of your customers

Listen to Jill Hodges tell us what Gi Fernando shared with her about getting your customers to buy in to your service

Why the right mentor is so important

Why the right mentor is so important

Listen to Juan Guerra, Student Funder, explain what he got out of his Expert Impact session

How to ask for (and get) help

How to ask for (and get) help

Every development organization wants to create deep senior-level partnerships with investors or donors, journalists, celebrities or other advocates, and with mentors and advisors.

How to reduce the time of your sales cycle

How to reduce the time of your sales cycle

Tom Whicher shares what he discussed when he met with Charles Mindenhall in their Human Lending Library session

Always think about who your customer is

Always think about who your customer is

Listen to Tom Hooper explain what he learnt about building the customer into his product development from Gi Fernando

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