An interesting article on the convergence of social and enterprise: http://www.guardian.co.uk/social-enterprise-network-partner-zone-santander/social-vs-enterprise.
Some interesting points they bring up:
- “As opportunities to gain funding decrease, the last 18 months have experienced a marked increase in charitable, community and voluntary groups choosing to restructure as social enterprises in an attempt to make themselves sustainable.”
- There is tons of help and support for Social Enterprise
- It should never be a battle between social and enterprise
- “It is no surprise that social enterprises are head and shoulders above regular businesses in terms of equalities, and the report from Social Enterprise UK – ‘Fightback Britain’ illustrates the benefits this sector can bring in terms of reaching those most in need and how organisations with a social mission play a vital role in contributing to the national economy.”