Tag Archives: Social Enterprise

14 March 2014 - 10:46 am Gandys Flip Flops

Last weeks skill build session was ‘Is it Ethical?’ and Taz gave the lecture and told of the amazing and truly inspiring story of Gandys, I will try to give their story justice in this blog. Continue reading “Gandys Flip Flops” »

3 March 2014 - 10:36 am I Love the Steelers!

On a Sunday night, one of my favourite things to do is head down to Sheffield Arena, to watch the Sheffield Steelers, Sheffield’s ice hockey team, who are actually quite good. However, there is a social enterprise side to my love affair with the Steelers.  Continue reading “I Love the Steelers!” »

23 February 2014 - 10:30 am How to scope out a Business idea- Skill Build 1.2

If you an avid reader of our blog, you will know that Skill Build started last Thursday (20th). As part of this, we ran a session on how to come up with a business idea and how to scope it out. To run alongside the series of lectures, we are running a series of blogs where you can catch up with anything you have missed. Continue reading “How to scope out a Business idea- Skill Build 1.2” »

21 February 2014 - 1:21 pm How do you come up with a business idea? Skill Build 1.1

Yesterday, St George’s Lecture theatre was packed with loads of you waiting and willing to develop your skills on our Skill Build programme.  This semester, we are looking at entrepreneurship and will be developing your knowledge on business start up, business legal matters and much much more. The first session was centred around how you come up with a business idea and how you can critically evaluate it. We also talked about the Business Model Canvas, which is a great way to scope our your business idea. Don’t worry if you missed the session, this blog will give you the basics of what we covered.  Continue reading “How do you come up with a business idea? Skill Build 1.1” »

13 February 2014 - 10:35 am More behind the scenes of Skill Build…

Last semester we gave some of the stories behind some of our Skill Build presenters. Well, we have some even more inspiring speakers coming this semester- here are some of their stories. Continue reading “More behind the scenes of Skill Build…” »

21 January 2014 - 10:31 am Back to building Skills

Did you miss Skill Build last semester? Or do you want to do it again? Skill Build is coming back this February, promising to help you to develop more of your entrepreneurship skills.. Continue reading “Back to building Skills” »

15 January 2014 - 10:14 am Darren Chouings – My First USE Blog Post!

Hi there! My name is Darren Chouings and I recently joined the USE team as an Enterprise Officer. Having previously worked as a Student Development Coordinator at Sheffield Hallam, I specialised in supporting students working in social enterprise.  My new position at The University of Sheffield involves delivering the Social Innovation Programme, Business Planning Competition and various extra-curricular enterprise activity. Continue reading “Darren Chouings – My First USE Blog Post!” »

12 December 2013 - 10:38 am Employee Owned Businesses… What are they?

So, you know what a limited company is and what a partnership business is, but what is an employee owned business? On the 6th November 2013, we supported a White Rose Centre of Employee Ownership event which explored what different approaches people take in order to make an employee owned business successful.   Continue reading “Employee Owned Businesses… What are they?” »

2 November 2013 - 10:07 am I HEART SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

My Uncle is notoriously difficult to have a serious conversation with. I mean that in the best way possible, he has got to be one of the funniest and quick-witted people I know. It’s a trait that obviously runs in the family… Ahem. Anyway. 

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30 September 2013 - 10:25 am Bringing MakeSense to Sheffield

Last summer I stumbled upon MakeSense and I was fascinated by its mission to mobilise people to solve social issues together, online and offline. It connects social entrepreneurs with individuals that have the talents, skills, ideas, and passion to help with their challenges. Thousands of people across the globe have come together in the past three years to help more than 400 social entrepreneurs with their specific challenges. I’ve been stalking and participating in the global community ever since. This year we are bringing the MakeSense spirit, sense of community, and enthusiasm to Sheffield with a series of hold-up events. Continue reading “Bringing MakeSense to Sheffield” »