Setting up a social enterprise

A social enterprise is a business operated to benefit society, not purely to generate profits for the owner or dividend payments for shareholders.

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Being a treasurer

Managing the finances of a community organisation is a big responsibility. Here's our guide to managing the red tape and regulations.

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Ethical finance for your business

If you want your business to be ethical, you need to make informed choices about everyone you work with - including financial providers. Our guide.

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Finance your community organisation

Funding can be hard to come by and competition is fierce - but by planning your approach you can maximise your chances of attracting finance.

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Profile: The Ethical Businessman

Although Friska founders have big plans for their Bristol-based takeaway with a difference, as Mark Williams finds out, profit is not their only goal.

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Profile: The Flip-Flop Philanthropist

Gandys flip-flops uses some of its profits to help orphans in India – just one reason this fast-growing flip-flop brand continues to win admirers.

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Running a community organisation

Not-for-profit organisations deliver important services to their local community, but can face unique challenges, especially with finance. Our guide.

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Q&A: Ethical trading

Being an ethical business can reduce the negative impacts on people, animals and the environment. It can also boost your bottom line.

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Q&A: Social enterprises

Unlike even the most ethical of other start-ups, social enterprises have environmental or social values at the very core of everything they do.