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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?” »

20 September 2013 - 10:08 am Are you socially driven?

Have you got an idea that could make a difference to the local community? Or want to learn more about what a social enterprise is? The Lab is back and is ready to inspire you and give you the skills to make your idea happen. Continue reading “Are you socially driven?” »

8 August 2013 - 10:22 am Get down to the lab

Need social enterprise in your life? Have got a great community based idea but don’t know what to do with it? Want something awesome to do next semester? Don’t despair, the Social Innovation Lab is returning next year and promises to give you all the knowledge and skills you need in order to get your Social Enterprise idea off the ground. Continue reading “Get down to the lab” »

26 February 2013 - 10:25 am What’s going on in the world of social enterprise?

I seem to be getting an influx of emails in my inbox informing me about different social enterprise events and programmes, all of which come with a request to write a blog about them. So here they are… Continue reading “What’s going on in the world of social enterprise?” »

16 February 2013 - 10:54 am The breadth and depth of social enterprise

When I told my friends and family that I was recently given the role of Social Innovation Intern every single one of them asked what that meant. I started to realise that not many people actually know what social enterprise is, and those who do know seem to find the whole concept confusing. So, with the launch our Social Innovation Flatpack on Monday, I thought I’d clear things up. Continue reading “The breadth and depth of social enterprise” »

21 December 2012 - 10:55 am ‘Tis the season to celebrate social enterprise

With the festive season now in full swing and Christmas frighteningly close, it’s fair to say many of the staff at USE are bubbling over with festive cheer. But do you know how I best like to celebrate? With a showcase of socially entrepreneurial ideas – they call it the Social Innovation Celebration and this year’s event was as inspiring as ever.

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20 October 2012 - 10:36 am Do something different

Every time someone asks me what is my role as a Social Innovation Intern I don’t stop talking for at least 10 minutes. It is because I love what I do and I think it is an amazing programme for students. So what is my role? My main responsibility is to help facilitate the smooth run of the Social Innovation Lab and Accelerator. Continue reading “Do something different” »

18 October 2012 - 10:01 am Building skills through Skill Build

Last semester I delivered the ‘What is Enterprise’ Skill Build session with my sister and fellow Enterprise Intern India, after I redesigned the presentation.  This year, however, India is no longer an Enterprise Intern (sob) so I was asked to go it alone, and deliver the session all by myself.  To keep things fresh I decided to update and revamp the presentation again.  Plus I needed to refresh my memory on delivering the sections that India had covered in our previous session.

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11 October 2012 - 10:52 am New intern on air!

On my first day of work at USE, keen as I am, woke up pretty early just to be on time at 9.

I have worked on several projects here and there, worked for and with someone, but never actually been employed to work a full shift of 8h a day and be responsible for an entire office routine. Not to mention I have my own blue file with a pink nametag on it! Continue reading “New intern on air!” »

27 July 2012 - 12:35 pm What’s in a name?

It’s fair to say that my blogs have depleted since this time last year when I was a USE Summer Intern, so with the summer coming back around and our intern blogging force dropping from eight to two, I thought it was about time I pulled out my typing fingers. The issue is my returning blog had to be fairly epic, so here goes, a dissection of what social enterprise is to me.

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