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Adrian Ashton's Blog – January 2010 Archive (2)

the secret truth about business plans?

As an enterprise/business advisor (a graduate of 2 university degrees in business, a member of various professional bodies, and published by peer review on business support), I've had a lot of time to think about business plans.



And there's a lot of stuff about them out there: courses, books, templates, on-line tools and programmes, consultants offering to write yours for you...



However, there always seems to be an underlying assumption that whenever you start to talk… Continue

Added by Adrian Ashton on January 27, 2010 at 14:44 — 1 Comment

if we don't start to value our own people more, social enterprise will be lost...

The recently published national Careers and Salary Survey 2009/10 (regeneration & renewal 09/21/09) makes for sobering reading for the social enterprise sector:



1) future career opportunities and prospects in social enterprise are felt to be more affected and limited by changes to funding regimes than in the private and public sector;



2) social enterprise (while it may 'punch above its weight') apparently pays its people less than is fair - typical sector salaries see… Continue

Added by Adrian Ashton on January 4, 2010 at 20:24 — No Comments

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