5 top tips for social entrepreneurs – from people who’ve been and done it

2 Dec 2019

We’re almost at the end of 2019’s Community Business Trade Up Programme, and some of our brilliant students from SSE Cornwall are keen to share their wisdom and new-found knowledge with other social entrepreneurs like you. Check out these inspiring tips to help you feel motivated and positive about the next stage of your social enterprise journey.


Richard McKie, Godolphin Cross Community Association

“Listen to local people, then ask questions, then listen again”



Tracie Lange, Slapton Village Community Shop Ltd

“Passion and perseverance can be the key to a successful social project – but crunching the numbers properly will open the door!”



Jackie Diffey, ReFill Shop CIC

“Take part in the training on offer: it’s better to get it right at the beginning (as far as possible) so you don’t waste time,

money and effort.  But also be prepared to adjust your course as your business develops.”


David Pascoe, Penwith Community Radio Station

“Look outside of the box and be innovative in your search for success.”



Lucy Culkin (and Guy Kerr), Jurassic Coast Trust

“Don’t try and do it all yourselves. Assemble a team of experts and take it on together!”



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