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Open doors to social enterprise
Diane Henderson
Date: 30th Mar 2007
As the launch-date Scotland's long-awaited social enterprise strategy is announced, social enterprise in the broders gets Council backing. ...more

Social Enterprise Strategy: Executive Summary
Scottish Executive
Date: 29th Mar 2007
"The purpose of this strategy and action plan is to implement our vision for social enterprise in Scotland as a dynamic, sustainable and credible way of doing business, delivering services and actively improving our communities." The Scottish Executive has launched its long-awaited strategy. ...more

BIGinvest seeks social ventures in need of £50,000 to £500,000
bIGinvest
Date: 27th Mar 2007
A specialist finance company founded by The Big Issue is seeking social enterprises in need of investments of between £50,000 and £500,000....more

Mainstreaming of the mavericks
Charles Leadbeater
Date: 27th Mar 2007
10 years ago this iconoclastic, inspirational, sometimes frustrating and often self-promoting group did not even have a name for themselves. Charles Leadbetter, instrumental in popularising the movement, asks 'What now?' for the social entrepreneurs. (Observer)...more

The Scottish Parliament: what has worked?
Stephen Maxwell
Date: 22nd Mar 2007
Stephen Maxwell provides a view on the Scottish Parliament’s positives. How has the parliament worked well form a civil society perspective? (VIEW magazine) ...more

Have-a-go helper
Jamie Carpenter
Date: 22nd Mar 2007
Social enterprise is a sector with limitless potential, powered by people motivated by a need to right wrongs, says Alastair Wilson. And the only way to learn the business is to run one. (Regeneration and Renewal)...more

Health Service Journal
Taking care of business
Date: 22nd Mar 2007
How do you get the best out of entrepreneurs - whether they are working in your organisation or in their own social enterprise? Interview with NHS Networks social enterprise co-ordinator Chris Dabbs. ...more

Robotic Lives
Jon Kabat-Zinn
Date: 21st Mar 2007
Our world is changing radically right under our very noses in ways that have never before been experienced by the human nervous system. In light of the enormity of these changes it might be a good idea to reflect on just how they may be affecting our lives. My guess is that we have hardly been noticing - Jon Kabat-Zinn (Resurgence magazine)...more

A Different Way To Do Business
Sky News
Date: 21st Mar 2007
Is it possible to be successful in business and have a social conscience at the same time? Most people would say it is, but increasing numbers of people are managing to combine the two simultaneously through social enterprise. ...more

Voices of people experiencing poverty in Scotland: Everyone matters?
Mhoraig Green
Date: 21st Mar 2007
A picture of life for people experiencing poverty in Scotland has been published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation....more

Digging responsibility right into firms' roots
Sharon Ward
Date: 20th Mar 2007
As consumers, investors, governments and the media become concerned with accountability of the corporate world, Samantha Barber of Scottish Business in the Community (SBC) believes many Scottish businesses are becoming more aware of their impact on society. ...more

Ferry tale's happy ending
Lorna Martin
Date: 15th Mar 2007
Lottery grant saves the most spectacular way of travelling over the sea to Skye. ...more

Where are all the women?
Steve Boggan
Date: 14th Mar 2007
For all their rugged beauty, the Western Isles face an agonising future - unless islanders can somehow reverse the exodus of women of child-bearing age. (Guardian)...more

‘Democratising philanthropy’
Shawn Donnan
Date: 2nd Mar 2007
Former Microsoft executive turned social entrepreneur has turned his business skills to bringing reading materials to children in the third world. But he has words of warning about 'billionaire philanthropy', corporate responsibilty, and the charity sector's ability to absorb money and grow....more

from Social Economy to Social Enterprise
Rhona Brankin
Date: 1st Mar 2007
Rhona Brankin (Minister for Communities) has said discussions are underway to establish a unit with responsibility for social enterprise within the Health Service – as there is in England. ...more
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