#05 Social Enterprise Snapshot (22/03/19)

We've had a busy few weeks at The Good Business Club securing some contracts to delivery social enterprise support alongside our weekly pop-ups and as we near 3 months since getting The Club up and running and we think it's time for a celebration, don't you?

We are hosting a Launch Party on Tuesday 23rd April at Platf9rm’s new ground floor space in Hove Town Hall to share our successes with the network and showcase YOU. You're invited to celebrate with us (members tickets are included in your membership) and if you want to share what The Good Business Club has done for you and your business already, we'd love to create the space for you to do that. Just send us a message.

Know someone who would benefit from being part of The Good Business Club? Invite them to join us too, to experience for themselves what the network has to offer. They’ll hear stories from some of our members about what being part of the network has done for them and get support on the night with a business challenge they bring.

But before then, the next few weeks are packed with events and opportunities which we've captured for you in our monthly Snapshot.  

Sara and Ruth
Co-Founders of The Good Business Club

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#StartingGood Social Enterprise Virtual Summit 2019: The #StartingGood Virtual Summit is a free-to-access 11 day virtual summit that brings together 30+ world renowned social entrepreneurs, Changemakers, and innovation leaders to talk about creating a lasting positive impact in the world.

Innovation Research Offer from University of Sussex: Masters students from the University of Sussex are looking to offer pro-bono support to social enterprises looking for an extra pair of hands to explore business growth opportunities through a research project. Review the details here and get in touch with Mirela Xheneti the Course Director to find out more details.

Local Entrepreneur Showcased at NatWest: Get an insight into the most exciting and innovative businesses in Brighton at the NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator Hub on March 26th. Hear from their top performing entrepreneurs, view a live pitching competition and enjoy a delicious lunch.

Great2Create Smashed Funding Target with Contribution from West Sussex County Council Community Initiative Fund: This funding will allow Great2Create to run their first inter-generational project in Adur which aims to impact loneliness and isolation by bringing together primary school children (9 - 11 years) and Age UK members over a series of creative events and workshops. They now have a stretch target so support their work today.

Be Inspired by The Belong Conversation: BelongCon, taking place next Tuesday March 26th, is all about giving people space to share and hear stories of finding belonging, acceptance, and purpose –reminding us that no matter what we’re going through, we aren’t alone. You can still get yourself a ticket here.

Local Food Factory Launching to Tackle Food Poverty in Brighton: Iain Chambers, who's played a huge part in building and driving community businesses forward in Brighton, has successfully secure support from Impact Hub's Feeding The City programme to start up a Brighton Food Factory, to produce healthy affordable meals at scale with local suppliers. We can't wait to support Iain on the adventure ahead.

How to Sell Your Value and Not Your Time: Are you billing by time? This method has obvious constraints...number of staff, number of days, number of hours. However, if you bill based on value, the amount you can charge is essentially limitless. TGBC members Plus Accounting are exploring value-based pricing on March 28th with business coach and mentor, Rob Da Costa.

£49bn of Government Contracts Unlocked for Social Impact: This month, the UK government opened the door for social enterprises and mission-driven businesses to bid for a slice of £49bn, in a major shake-up of public sector contracting. Find out more here

Get Support to Elevate Your Elevator Pitch: Get the support to create a clear, compelling and confident elevator pitch at Heads-Up Coaching's next event on March 28th where you will leave with an energised identity for your social enterprise.

Have you heard of The Sustainable Business Partnership?: They run a variety of networking and learning events throughout Sussex. Hear from expert speakers at their Networking Breakfasts or see sustainability in action on their behind-the-scenes Sustainability Tours to learn from others running sustainable businesses in Sussex.

The Good Business Club 1:1 Fully Booked: All the 1:1 sessions for April's Pop Up are already fully booked and the next session isn't till May, so if you have a challenge and want some support from The Good Business Club team, join the next Pop Up Problem Solving session on Friday March 29th to not only get the teams support but also connect with other like-minded individuals.

Intimate Listening Workshop to Improve Relationships Between Team Members and the Workplace: Charlie Kew is setting up a new social enterprises and is looking for 5 organisations to pilot their offer in return for feedback. They aim to increase performance, improve team communication and positively impact staff well being. Get in touch by 17th April to access this exclusive opportunity.

Women in Business Event to Inspire Next Generation on Girls: Know a young women who would be inspired by role models of women in business locally? Get them to come down to The Brighthelm Centre on 29th March to hear co-founder off The Good Business Club, Sara Osterholzer, and other inspirational speakers talking about setting up a business & supporting others to do so too at a 'Women in Business' event hosted by Enactus Sussex.

Connect with Your Community Through Food: Ambigo are bringing Brighton together again at their International Feast where individuals will support each others goals over their favourite dishes. Come down on March 29th to get support or support others with their ambitions.

Brains at The Bevy is Back: Back for the fourth series, The Bevy is running another series of short and enlightening talks from local academics at their local pub. Check out the 'Brains at the Bevy' schedule here and pop it in your diary. 

Make Fashion Circular - A Revolution For Good: RubyMoon, The Revival Collective & Slow Re Purpose are hosting the first Fashion Revolution event for 2019 on April 3rd at MyHotel. Speakers will give practical examples of innovation in clothing and the best alternatives to fast fashion followed by a spring clothes swap.

Meaning Game Night to Build a Better World: Meaning Conference and A Fairer Society are hosting a game night inviting attendees to play the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals game together. Join them on April 3rd at Platf9rm in Brighton

Innovation Conference on a Start Up Cruise: Looking for an opportunity to partner with startups across the channel? What better way to do this than at a hands-on conference taking place on a ferry on April 4th between Newhaven and France. Members of The Good Business Club get 100% discount!

Old Tree Brewery Seeks Business Partner: Thomas Daniell is looking for a ecologically minded business partner who wants to be part of a growing social enterprise locally. Know someone looking for a more meaningful career? 

5% Interest Rate for Local Green Energy Investors: BHESCo, local community energy social enterprise, are fundraising for a very large scale Solar Power project for a church in Horsham. Investors will receive a 5% interest rate and join a movement a that is coming together to tackle pollution and Climate Change locally.

Create an Inclusive Social Enterprise Place in Brighton and Hove: We are working with Enterprise with Meaning to get cracking on creating a Social Enterprise Manifesto by the end of 2019 to celebrate local impact driven businesses. Read their plan and join their first design workshop on 4th April.

Second Local Community Fridge Launched to Help Fight Food Waste and Food Poverty: Whitehawk residents can now benefit from a new community fridge that's opened at BHT's Whitehawk Inn, where you pick up surplus food for free. Spread the word far and wide!

Wonderland Indoor Adventure Playground for Grown Ups: 100% of attendees to the first Wonderland event said they felt better by the time they had left. Want to leave your grown up worries behind for an evening? Last few tickets for Wonderland on April 4th still available.

How You can Raise £1 Million from an Email List of Zero: If crowdfunding didn’t need an email list, social media following and group of supporters it wouldn’t have the word ‘crowd’ in it. TGBC Member, Jes Bailey from Crowdfund 360, shares the secret to a successful crowdfunding campaign.

Are Brighton's Businesses Reaching far Enough?: Is it a fair criticism to say that we can be a little inward looking? Could it be that we are not stretching ourselves to look outside of the city and the UK for more opportunities? Join The Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce's' Big Debate on April 9th.

Bright Ideas Fund and Support: Do you have an idea for a community business? Need a bit of help developing it and making it a reality? Bright Ideas provides business development support & grants of up to £15,000 and you've got till April 9th to apply.

Local Social Enterprise Seeks Fundraising Expert: Brighton and Hove Community Land Trust are looking for an Investment Coordinator to help them raise a pot of money to make more community-led housing happen in Brighton & Hove. Know someone who can support them?

Got Something to Include in the next Snapshot?

Get in touch if you have an opportunity that will aid the people starting up and running social enterprises in and around Brighton, UK.

Sara Osterholzer