How in the past three months I’ve expanded my business, generated more income than I did in my whole first year in business and am on track for my best year yet, even though I’m planning 6 months ‘off’ for maternity leave.
Learning from other people’s mistakes can avoid you making them and save you time (and money)! So in this blog I share 5 common mistakes I see social entrepreneurs (new and emerging) making all the time. I share these with you so you can make some changes to how you run your enterprise and speed up your growth and development.
It’s one of the things I’m most proud of – setting up a social enterprise and making it sustainable within a two-year period. But this isn’t a blog about how wonderful I am or how easy it was to generate £150k/year income – it really wasn’t.
This is a blog about the lessons we learnt and three things you can do to generate sales as a social entrepreneur.
Your first year in business is never easy but if you get through it it’s a huge achievement. But then what? I had spent so much time focused on getting through the first year I forgot to plan for what was next. In this weeks blog I share the challenges I faced at the end of my first year and what I discovered with a local business coach on how I could expand my business in year (despite going on maternity leave) and deliver more impact.
…you’re not the only one. It makes sense to look around and see how other social enterprises are measuring their impact before you start writing your own. But the reality is there’s not that many social enterprises who measure their social impact (yet) and even those who do aren’t always great at sharing the evidence on their website.
Want FOUR free marketing tools for your Social Enterprise? Not having enough cash for marketing is one of the most common reasons Social Entrepreneurs give for not being able to grow and sustain their business. I get it, I was there myself just 5 years ago, focused on all the doing rather than generating sales and income. And then… I found these free SOLUTIONS (which had actually been there all along, well at least for the last 10 years) but I had been completely ignoring their potential.