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June 2010 Blog Posts (8)

Accessability is it that important?

Website Accessability Is key when planning websites as people use all different ways of accessing your creation.



Some of these ways, but by no means all, are:…

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Added by Steve Blake on June 27, 2010 at 16:21 — 1 Comment

CICs, ella fitzgerald and 2008...

just stumbled across mp3s of the feature I recorded with @davedawes (founder of entreprenurses cic) on CICs back in 2008 that were really popular at the time http://bit.ly/aPkaye (and also feature ella fitzgerald and S&M clubs...)

Added by Adrian Ashton on June 25, 2010 at 12:44 — No Comments

Tips and tricks for web sites

My area of expertise so to speak is the use of the web!



Over the past 10 years I have been writing websites for people and have learned a great deal (have in fact been writing websites since HTML 1 first came out). Two major things I have learnt is small business do not…

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Added by Steve Blake on June 25, 2010 at 1:30 — No Comments

where next for social enterprise (and CICs) in the 'big society'?

There’s increasing interest from politicians and investors for social enterprises to enter ‘non-traditional’ market places (apparently there’s a belief that social enterprises don’t usually foray out of construction, catering or childcare into markets like telecoms, IT, financial services, etc etc...), especially into industries where private businesses have failed.





So – leaving aside the argument that if other businesses fail in these markets, where is the logic in us…

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Added by Adrian Ashton on June 24, 2010 at 19:21 — No Comments

Third Sector News - Duncan Fisher: 'The charity structure does not deliver'

Charities? They're yesterday's news, according to the charity chief executive turned social entrepreneur. Tristan Donovan finds out why

Duncan Fisher already has two charities to his name. In 1994 he co-founded Action for Conservation Through Tourism, now the Travel Foundation, which funds community projects in tourist destinations. Five years later he co-founded the Fatherhood Institute, a think tank that encourages family policy to pay more attention to…

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Added by John Mulkerrin on June 23, 2010 at 12:41 — 1 Comment

The future of Ning!

I'm picking up rumours like this one http://chris.pirillo.com/the-future-of-ning-communities/ that Ning is looking for new cash and having problems with their business model. It wouldn't be the first free network to crash. Anyone heard anything substantive?

Added by Rob Kay on June 18, 2010 at 12:30 — 1 Comment

could social enterprise benefit from using a co-operative identity?

Co-operative enterprises are extremely varied in their basis for membership, forms and structures, but all share a common global basis of…

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Added by Adrian Ashton on June 15, 2010 at 9:27 — 1 Comment

A little about Think Different Events

Hi

We are what is called a PCO - Professional Conference Organiser.

Working primarily in the public sector we organise and manage event logisitcs - seminars, conferences, award ceremonies, etc. We've been involved with events ranging in audience size from 10 - 30,000 and the company has been going now for almost four years.

We also provide event management training to organisations. The last group trained were a…

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Added by Martin Jack on June 7, 2010 at 7:30 — No Comments

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