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3 day Professional Development for Social Enterprise Advisors
23rd - 25th June Consider the business model behind social enterprise *Working with clients to develop plans and outline proposals *Advising your clients on the market place and viability *Tools of the ...
Event date: Tue, 23 June 2009�� Read more on "3 day Professional Development for Social Enterprise Advisors"

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RISE provides a range of services to support and develop the South West social enterprise sector. Membership of RISE is open to anyone with an interest in the social enterprise agenda, based in South West England.

For social enterprises:

  • Social Enterprise Mark - provides a competitive edge for social enterprises that can prove it. Social enterprises can maximize the opportunities presented by ethical consumerism and differentiate themselves from corporate social responsibility.
  • Membership - RISE offers 2 levels of membership. 1. Regular membership for opportunities to influence the social enterprise agenda, discounts on publications and events, and receive exclusive notifications and opportunities; 2. Enhanced level of membership for business advisors, see below.
  • Social enterprise business advice and support - provides information if you are thinking of starting a social enterprise, or if you are a new social enterprise looking for business advice, or even if you are an established social enterprise seeking specialist advice to develop your organisation.

For advisors, consultants, development workers, professionals and information staff:

  • RISE Additions - Enhanced level of RISE membership for business advisors. Benefits include: free attendance at the quarterly Business Advice Network meetings, discounts to attend RISE training, access to the RISE bursary.
  • Bursary � up to 50% off SFEDI assessment for RISE Additions members. The bursary is now open for applications...
  • Business Advice Network � continuing professional development for advisors
  • Training - raising the quality of advice given by advisors, professionals and information staff, as well as those involved in strategic planning

For those with a thirst for more knowledge on social enterprise:

  • e-newsletter � subscribe to the monthly e-newsletter
  • Case studies - a range of social enterprise case studies working in different sectors. copies of the DVD films
  • Image Gallery � register your details and download images
  • upload your event to our events calendar � register your details and upload events
  • E-library - access our range of resources
  • Advisory organisations � a directory of agencies providing advice