Category Archives: Social Entrepreneurship

Are you a Young, Unemployed, Passionate Person? Take Control of Your Life.

Meet the New Yuppies. Young, unemployed, passionate people. People who have reached adulthood in very difficult economic times. People who send hundreds of CVs out without getting one interview. People who are expected to work for free in unskilled, dead-end … Continue reading

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Do You Know a Family Like This? … [a tall tale for 2012]

“So there’s this family next door … nice people, seven kids …” “ Seven kids? That’s quite a lot.” “Yeah, I don’t know whether they planned it that way, it’s not like I ever asked, anyway they seem to have … Continue reading

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Power to the People!

As energy costs rise and the recession bites, more and more families in the UK are falling into ‘fuel poverty’: from a low of 1.2million households in 2004, we’re now up to 5 MILLION UK households in ‘fuel poverty’ – … Continue reading

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Lean Startup – an Art or a Science?

Lean Startup Machine founder Eric Ries believes there is a science to starting a business. I’ve been trying out his Lean Startup methodology in action today on the cold streets of Camden town. It’s been a long, tough day. But … Continue reading

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Five Great Reasons to do a ‘Lean Startup Machine’ Weekend Workshop

Ever get the feeling everyone else will be having more fun than you at the weekend? You might be stuck in the office working, while your friends are off doing what really matters to them: snowboarding, clubbing, pursuing a hot … Continue reading

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I Believe in You. Here’s Why.

I believe in You. And I believe in We. Here’s my story (perhaps you’ll share yours too): In May this year I set up a Facebook page called EthicalStartups. I didn’t really know what I’d set it up for and … Continue reading

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Impact Investing: “How Much Better Would It Have to Be?”

I got a great ‘question’ idea from an inc. article today: “How much better does our “better” have to be for you to work with us?” was number 3 of the article’s 5 questions for assessing prospective customers. Let’s apply … Continue reading

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