Social Media Metrics: The Real Value of Facebook ‘Likes’

I’m moving away from this month’s theme to pick up on a Topic I have discussed before – the value of Facebook Likes. A few weeks ago the BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones broke news of a simple experiment he ran via Facebook. The results were not really surprising and highlight that bots or fake [...]

Social AND Enterprise

I make this distinction as the term social enterprise is often viewed, wrongly, as a synonym for charity. I believe that all businesses should be considered in, and responsive to, the wider social context. In a real sense every business is a social enterprise in that it operates in the society in [...]

Is there enough social in enterprise?

Is there enough “enterprise” in social enterprise and enough “social” in commercial enterprise? The Big Society is two years old later this month, and in her article in Social Enterprise LiveWire, Daniela Barone Soares makes the following, and I think extremely valid, points; “the [...]

I had a dream’ to build a fair business

‘I had a dream’ to build a fair business; it turned out rather well! Jane Royston remembers vividly the moment when her business career took a dramatic turn. It followed a champagne buffet party in Paris in September 1986. She was 28 years old and head of IT in France for the US [...]

Social Enterprise and women’s stories

I was born in 1957 in London and was educated in a Convent School where I learned how to be strong, compassionate, confident and an independent thinking young woman. Growing up in the sixties and seventies in such a vibrant city gave me a love of people and a fascination for what makes them tick. [...]

The It’s Good 2 Give Community

Our wee charity is run by me – a full time volunteer and aided by a lovely support team of volunteers. Right back at the beginning when I set it up I said it was like a co-operative of like-minded individuals, all wanting to do something to make the lives of another group of individuals, a bit [...]
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