Happy Social Enterprise Day everyone. It's been a busy Global Entrepreneurship Week already, with SSE at the British Library launch event, a Westminster briefing event, our own Sydney-London video-conference event (check out the write-up for top 10 networking tips for social entrepreneurs), a Learning Launchpad speed networking event, and an UnLtdWorld breakfast event this morning. Oh, and I wrote a guest post about scaling for the Shout Out for Social Enterprise series, which you can read here: Scaling social entrepreneurship.
In about an hour, we'll be attending the Downing St reception, which is exciting not because we're going, but because the winning team from our recent residential will also be attending, which is a great opportunity for them to get access to an exciting and interesting bunch of people who'll be there. It's also exciting because the Social Enterprise Awards winners for England will be announced, in which SSE has interest: two SSE Fellows, Chris Dabbs and Dave Miller, are nominated with their organisations (Unlimited Potential + Bikeworks) in the Social Enterprise / New Social Enterprise categories. And if that's not enough, our Liverpool SSE has been working with St Cuthbert's in St Helens who are nominated in the schools category. Here's hoping for all 3….
Meanwhile, our CEO Alastair Wilson and Network Director Suzanne Creasey are speaking at an event in the Black Country in the West Midlands this morning, meeting a range of partners and supporters in the area to see what we can make happen. After all, if it's Global Entrepeneurship Week, we've got to be doing stuff, not just talking and blogging about it (he says, mid-blog).
Other highlights to check out:
– Social Enterprise Ambassadors have been blogging on a range of subjects all week. Great posts here.
– The Social Enterprise Coalition are launching new research into the movement today
– And you can follow the big Social Enterprise Conference in Birmingham
Have an inspiring day everyone.