Never fear, the weekend’s nearly here: Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You

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It’s that weird time of year where it feels like you should be winding down for Christmas but work carries on regardless. So inconsiderate. Probably a good thing for me though, otherwise this would be a fairly blank newsletter…

If you haven’t, please don’t forget to complete our training survey – today is the last day to fill it in.

Enjoy this week’s news, and have a great weekend.

@davemcglashan

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Hitting the 35 – 45 demographic: Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You

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A retro edition of Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You today, to mark the fact that I’m off to see Britpop darlings Sleeper tomorrow night. Remember them? This should jog your memory. What an era for music that was: Oasis, Pulp, Radiohead, Blur, The Prodigy, Supergrass – the list goes on. So grab yourself a bottle of Hooch,Two Dogs or Reef, slip on a pair of Kickers and take this chance to indulge in a bit of ’90s nostalgia while we enjoy the news…I’ve even made a Spotify playlist, which you can listen to here. 

@davemcglashan

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An absurd dystopian phenomenon: Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You

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Today is Black Friday but did you know it’s also Buy Nothing Day, set up as an antidote to the ‘absurd dystopian phenomenon’ of Black Friday? Living in London this is impossible to do as every Londoner has to spend at least £4 in Pret a Manger every day as part of the price for living here but I like the sentiment none the less. The organisers suggest that ‘if Black Friday does tempt you to go shopping – just remember to DO NOTHING.’ Hey, I do nothing 365 days a year, this is a campaign that I can get behind…

Enjoy the news

@davemcglashan

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Sent via dial up: Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You

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Greetings, newsletter reader. How has your week been? I was up in Manchester for the Locality conference – it was lovely to meet some of you there.

It does mean that I’ve had a bit of a quiet week with not much to shout about. Also the internet in the office is so slow today that just typing out this intro has taken about thirty minutes. So let’s just crack on with the news…

@davemcglashan

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On and on and on and on: Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You

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Uproar on time-wasting social media platform Twitter this week as the people at the top decided that tweets would now be 280 characters instead of 140 characters. “This is the worst idea ever” cried one user. “Literally the worst decision in history” bawled another. Because it turns out that people like brevity. Things should be short, concise and to the point.

This applies to social enterprise newsletters too. People are too busy to wade through waffle and irrelevance, they want someone to cut through the noise and serve them their news without grandiloquent words and ornate language. Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You is a firm believer in this, it runs through us like a stick of rock.  So for simple, direct social enterprise news we recommend you sign up to Pioneer Post’s succinct and rather excellent digest.

Enjoy this week’s news…

@davemcglashan

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