Fw: Red Ochre Enewsletter – April 2011

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“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

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主題: Red Ochre Enewsletter – April 2011
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日期: 2011年4月20日,星期三,下午9:55

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Featured in this months Newsletter:

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Looking back at Ready to Grow

Over a period of 3 years, the Ready to Grow programme provided support to over 200 BAMER-led social enterprises or aspiring social enterprises. Please click here to see some of the feedback from the entrepreneurs, project managers and Directors from Red Ochre and Olmec.

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BUSINESS REVOLUTION – A social enterprise bootcamp

On 22nd and 23rd September, Red Ochre will lead a 2-day intensive workshop sponsored by RBS, the Mayor’s Office and Capital Enterprise to give you the essentials to set-up or scale-up your social enterprise.  Alongside the training, there’ll be meetings with funders and other inspirational entrepreneurs, access to hot desks and a mentoring programme.

To find out more information, please e-mail penny@redochre.org.uk
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Usual Suspects?: The value of youth volunteering

Volunteer Centre Westminster recently commissioned Red Ochre to assess the social impact of Vinvolved Central London’s youth volunteering work over the past 3 years. This involved a storyboard workshop, questionnaires, case studies, interviews and a report that is more colourful and engaging than you might normally associate with social impact reports.

We are now very proud to make available what our senior consultant, Martin calls, “one of the best social impact report I have ever written”. 

Please see www.volunteer.co.uk/youthvolunteering or download directly at: www.tiny.cc/impactreport.

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Beating unemployment through social entrepreneurship celebrating the success of the Ace Programme

Please click here to read the article about the Aylesbury Community Enterprise project on the Let’s Talk Business website. The ACE programme was a two year project led by Red Ochre.

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Your training needs

 

We are working on a range of flexible and open access training and support events for this year and we want to know what are the problems you and your organisation are facing. Is it changes in policy, the move to commissioning, impact reporting or funding?

Let us know your thoughts on what is concerning you, what kind of events and training you’d like to see Red Ochre and our partners to offer and one lucky respondent (chosen at random) will get a free place at an event, workshop or training session you have suggested.

Send suggestions to Robert Foster at robert@redochre.org.uk He’s looking forward to your emails.

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Upcoming Red Ochre training

Introduction to Social Enterprise & Legal Structures – 19th May 2011

What is Social Enterprise? How do you become a social entrepreneur? Have you got what it takes? If you are starting to establish a Social Enterprise and are looking for a clear understanding of the concept, this workshop is for you. Uday Thakkar, Managing Director of Red Ochre will help you explore the practicalities of starting a social enterprise, and learn about the social entrepreneur’s journey with a forward looking prospective. You will acquire an understanding of the different legal structures available to social enterprise and become familiar with the management, governance and funding aspects of each.

Places are limited! Do NOT miss out and book your place!

Price: £50 inc VAT
Venue: The British Library Business & IP Centre

To book please contact anna@redochre.org.uk

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SmartResources

SmartResources supported by Red Ochre, a free resource centre for the Third Sector.

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Other News & Events

Social enterprise mentoring scheme 
TimeBank, a national volunteering charity that supports individuals and businesses to find rewarding volunteering opportunities are currently developing their work with social enterprises. They are hoping to get some feedback from you to develop it into a relevant and appropriate programme that is fit for purpose. If you are the leader of a social enterprise please take 10 minutes to fill out their survey. They are looking forward to reading your responses. 
http://www.surveymo
nkey.com/s/59LFRWT


Free contracts finder
Contracts Finder is a free new service from Business Link for businesses, government buyers and the public. Social enterprises can use the service to find contract opportunities, closed tender documentation, as well as contract awards and contract documents.
http://www.contracts
finder.businesslink.gov.uk/

Voluntary Management Committee members
Rights of Women want to recruit five new members, including a treasurer, to join their governing body, the Management Committee. They need women who can help direct Rights of Women towards achieving its mission and ensure the organisation is effectively managed. For more information please click here.

How to fund a start-up – 5th May
In today’s business world there are many routes to capital including VC funding, angel investment, bank loans, grants and crowd sourcing.
But finding the finance you need for your enterprise can be like learning to play chess for the first time – you have to know the moves before you understand how to win. Click here for more information and to book a place.

Practical market research: will your idea sell? – 12th May
Run by business development expert Victor Higgs and British Library staff, this workshop will show you how to find out about your customers and test their reactions to your idea. The session covers the principles of the two main forms of market research: Primary and secondary. Please click here for further details and booking.

Photocoaching – 14th May
This digital and film based workshop is aimed at beginners who would like to get to grips with understanding the controls of the camera i.e. aperture, shutter speed, ISO, metering systems, and their manual application and also gain an introduction to light and composition. For more information please click here.

How to write the perfect business plan – 16th May
Whether you are preparing your business plan for the first time or want to have your business plan skills refreshed, BPS’ half day business plan seminar provides an informative, interactive and fun environment for you to understand what to include in your business plan – as well as what to leave out. Please click here to book a place.

Free Employment Law and Health & Safety Seminar – 18th May
Elan & Co Chartered Chartered Accountants in association with Peninsula Business Services are hosting a complimentary Employment Law and Health & Safety Seminar from 9.30am to 12.45pm on 18 May 2011.
More information click here.

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