轉寄︰ Red Ochre Enewsletter – October 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

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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 – October 2011

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Featured in this months newsletter:

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Business Revolution Red Ochre Bootcamp


This 2-day Bootcamp will help you hit the ground and scale-up your social enterprise. The programme is easy to grasp, it’s practical, and it’s there to help you succeed.

Led by Red Ochre experts, the Bootcamp will give you the tools, the guidance and the support to overcome the barriers and meet the challenges all entrepreneurs face.

You’ll meet champions who have made the journey before you, interrogate money men and market makers – all the better to focus your own way forward.

A few discounts are still available. The sooner you book, the bigger the discount!
For further details and a schedule see the bootcamp programme or book NOW

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Subsidized intensive consultancy support available for your organisation

Sometimes dedicated support can make all the difference to get your strategy, business planning, management and financial planning right. We can offer two days of intensive support at the end of which you will have a document that will have clarified your strategy and business plan. This will improve your ability to access additional funding or finance. Don’t delay in contacting us – the support is only available for a few more months.

Eligibility:

  • You need to be already operational with at least 1 employee.
  • You must have the ambition to grow and be seeking additional finance to facilitate 
    the growth.
  • You will be required to pay a one-off fee of £200 plus VAT for this support.
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arc – building better business


Business in the Community have launched arc: building better business, a Business in the Community initiative which supports social enterprises by providing them with free, expert advice to help them grow.

The press release provides further information about the programme and you can also find out more by looking at the arc website and launch video.

If you are a social enterprise and would like to apply for arc, please contact Matthew Lill. If you are a business and would like further information about the programme Jennifer Aungst.

Red Ochre is one of the delivery partners, for more information please click here.
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Did you know….

… that social enterprises are outstripping SMEs in growth, resilience, confidence and innovation?

According to a new report from NPC “Are social enterprises more resilient in times of limited resources?” based on research among 153 social enterprises carried out in 2010:

  • Social enterprises are 20% more likely to survive than a typical UK business.
  • 66% of new social enterprises were still going five years after they started, compared with 47% of UK companies.
  • Social enterprises experienced 17% annual growth on average, compared with 6% for a small business.
And this, despite 70% of the organizations surveyed were working in the 20% most deprived local authorities of the UK!
These findings suggest that the organisations are not only achieving their social aims but also successfully engaging in commercial activity. Read more…

Another recent report from Social Enterprise UK “Fightback Britain” goes further to evidence that :

  • Social enterprises employ more people relative to turnover than mainstream small businesses.
  • Social enterprises are growing more than SMEs: 58% of social enterprises grew last year compared to 28% of SMEs.
  • Social enterprises are outstripping SMEs in business confidence, with 57% of social enterprises predicting growth in comparison to 41%10 of SMEs.
  • Social enterprises are outstripping SMEs in innovation, with 55% of social enterprises launching a new product or service last year, as opposed to 47% of SMEs11.
For more information click here

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Upcoming events for October & November

Red Ochre organises NGO and British Council tour

Red Ochre are pleased to welcome another delegation from China this week. Martin Cooper has organised a great programme for them to meet some of the best social enterprises, charities and foundations in London. The delegates are all from a large NGO, the China Youth Development Foundation that works across China with young people. More on the tour will be featured in the next newsletter, but if you are interested in us organising a study / visit programme for overseas visitors (or UK groups), please get in touch.
Introduction to Social Enterprise & Legal Structures – 26th October 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.

Robert Foster, Co-Founder 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
Date: Wednesday 26th October 2011
Venue: The British Library Business & IP Centre

Please contact Anna Turner to book your place.

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An Enterprising Future – 10th November 2011


Social Enterprise UK and Community Matters are hosting a social enterprise business support event for children and young people’s organisations which will take place on Thursday 10 November in London.

The event will bring together social enterprise start-ups and VCO organisations looking to move to a social enterprise model within children and young people’s services. As well as hearing from inspirational speakers and learning about issues facing the sector, the event will provide you with a forum in which you can learn new skills, develop your business acumen, and better understand the social enterprise model. The event will take you on a journey through setting up a social enterprise, starting with a plenary session and introduction to the business model, and then breaking off into workshops, one-to-one surgeries, and networking sessions.

Red Ochre are running three workshops on this day, they include:

  • Accessing and securing finance
  • Winning public sector contracts
  • Evaluating impact
For more information please click here

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Global Entrepreneurship Week 14 – 18th November 2011

Red Ochre are taking part in speed mentoring sessions at the British Library Business & IP Centre during the week of Global Entrepreneurship week.  

Monday 14th November
Starting a business can be overwhelming and you’ll need to make sure you’re up-to-speed on all the essentials, such as finance, business planning and marketing.
On Monday 14th November, our Red Ochre experts Robert Foster and Anne-Helene Teyssedre along with other experts that can help advise you on all the basics to ensure success and help you avoid common mistakes. 

Wednesday 16th November
The gap between male and female entrepreneurs is closing and the UK boasts some fantastic female role models. Come along to the Centre on Wednesday and meet a whole host of successful female entrepreneurs and experts including Penny Daly from Red Ochre to inspire you, whatever your business. Please be aware that these sessions are for women only.

To book any of these sessions please click here.

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New Leadership for New Enterprise
Tata Social Enterprise Conference – 3rd & 4th December 2011

Uday Thakkar Managing Director of Red Ochre is leading a session called Breakthrough Business Plan at the conference, taking place on the 3rd and 4th December this year. 

The first of it’s kind, this national social enterprise conference will bring together 200 of the most passionate, talented and driven young enterprising students from the UK.  

For more information please click here .
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Visit to South Korea

Uday Thakkar was invited to an international social entrepreneur conference taking place in Seoul,  sponsored by The Beautiful Store, the most successful social enterprise in South Korea. He is currently out there this week and will tell us all about it in our next newsletter.

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Other News & Events

Society profits campaign launched to power up the UK’s growing social enterprise sector

Social Enterprise UK today unveiled the Society profits campaign, aimed at putting social enterprises at the forefront of promoting the no-nonsense message direct to customers. The campaign, which has been launched ahead of Social Enterprise Day next month (17th November), uses a mix of poster concepts, as well as digital and paper post-it-style sticky notes. The message is that everyone profits from social enterprise read more…

Community Business Loan

Natwest have a strong heritage in supporting community-based businesses, such as social enterprises, charities, and co-operatives, as well as business activity that has a positive impact on society. They are now building on that by investing £5 million in the RBSG Micro-finance Fund, an indepedent charity read more…

Volunteer Centre Westminster are seeking a Chief Exectutive

Volunteer Centre Westminster are seeking an exceptional individual for the role of Chief Executive of one of the most successful volunteering infrastructure organisations in England. For the full description please click here.

Future Awards 100

The Future 100 Awards are designed to recognise the talents of young social entrepreneurs who are running a business with a triple bottom line. The awards are organised by Striding Out, sponsored by Ernst & Young, and supported by our PR partner echaritybox. 
Deadline for entries is the 31st October 2011 at 5pm.To find out more and to request an application form please click here.

NOW OPEN: £80m Community First programme for some of the most deprived areas in the country

Community First is an £80m government-funded programme that will run for four years, until March 2015. It will help communities come together through new and existing community groups, to identify their strengths and local priorities, plan for their future and become more resilient. To find out more about Community First, please click here.

Launch of London ESF Community Grants

London Councils’ European Social Fund (ESF) programme has reopened, with projects designed to help unemployed Londoners find jobs invited to apply for a share of £11.3 million fund. The programme matches funds from 15 participating London boroughs with the European Social Fund, which was set up to improve employment opportunities in the European Union and help raise standards of living.
The deadline for applications is 12 noon, 31 October 2011. Read more…

 Do you have news or events for our newsletter? Email anna@redochre.org.uk with the details.

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