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Should I set up a Facebook Page?

I was recently asked this question at a Social Media workshop. Here is why I think it is good practice to set up a Facebook Page.   Facebook Profile  v. Fan Page? A Personal Facebook Profile is ideal for those wanting to communicate with their friends. I have found that my online friends are more interested in what I cooked …

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Why is the story so important?

Storytelling in marketing is becoming extremely beneficial for entrepreneurs and business startups. Our story forms part of our business legacy and our personal brand. Storytelling in marketing is a technique that many entrepreneurs and start up business owners are yet to master. A compelling and genuine story will entice people. It is a great way to grab your audience attention …

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Supporting teenage parents in Enfield

Crafty Business Enfield is a six-week programme, providing business startup and craft workshops for young parents living in Enfield.  The project is supported by Enfield Council’s Resident Priority Fund and is designed to help raise the aspirations of young and teenage parents. Like many London boroughs, Enfield has pockets of social deprivation and one in three families are living in …

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Sweet talk…

Finally the media and government are waking up to the health risks associated with our sugar intake. In 2014 The Guardian reported that Action on Sugar had developed a seven-point plan to tackle childhood obesity.  For the past six months I have been delivering healthy eating workshops in primary schools across Enfield so this is a topic I am very …

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Kick starting your enterprise

This week Creative Training Hub and Voist UK developed and delivered a one-day training event to A Level Students at Westminster City College.  It was surprising how much young people actually know about business. Aside from giving examples of the 4Ps in Marketing and SMART Objectives, these History, Politics and Language students were also able to share their insights on …

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Funding opportunities – Feb 2015

Here is a list of potential funding opportunities for arts, creative and community organisations in the London, Essex and South East Region.  Check our posts regularly for updates of open applications and closing dates. 1. Funding Provider: The Idlewild Trust Amount: £ 5,000 Deadline: 25 Feb 2015 Grants are available for projects in the UK that encourage the performing/fine arts …

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Writing successful grant applications

Writing successful grant applications takes skill and the reality is you can’t win them all. However if you create a good system you’re more likely to save time and increase your chances of success.
 This week I sat in between two grant officers who were wading through a stack of funding applications. I wanted to hear ‘this application is amazing‘. …

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Theory Of Change

Bringing impact to life…

Identifying the impact of your projects can sometimes feel like a distraction.  This is particularly the case when your instincts and intuition tell you the project was a success or your target groups and stakeholders can’t stop raving about the experience. Impact measurement comes with a range of advantages from shaping the way you plan future projects to raising the …

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Funding social enterprise projects

Week 47’s funding round up, marks National Social Enterprise Day on 20 November with a selection of digital accelerator programmes for all you aspiring tech innovators, business competitions for small organisations and startups that are looking to make their mark and funding opportunities with no deadlines.   1. Funding for social enterprises initiatives If you are running a company limited …

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BIG DATA

The Big Data Revolution

For non-profit organisations, in particular, Big Data is more than a great marketing tool. According to IBM 90% of all online information was created in the last two years.  The big data market is expected to grow to $23.8 billion mark in 2016.  By 2020, there will be 5,200GB of data for every person on Earth. The Big Data revolution …

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