Sophie Hobson has spent the past decade building communities of entrepreneurs through effective communications. She is currently head of communications at the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE). SSE supports 1,000 people a year to develop the skills, strengths and networks they need to tackle society’s biggest problems.
Previously Sophie was programme manager of Expert Impact, a charity that matches social entrepreneurs with one-off mentoring from some of the UK’s most successful founders.
Sophie was on the founding team of Smarta.com, which became the UK’s then-leading website for start-ups and small businesses. She went on to become founding editor of LondonlovesBusiness.com, the online newspaper and events brand for London entrepreneurs and SMEs.
Sophie is a fellow of the On Purpose social enterprise leadership programme. She has written extensively for business and national media, and been a commentator on enterprise for the BBC, Sky News and LBC Radio.
Running any kind of business is tough; a social business, probably even more so. If you're the boss, having a sounding board for big decisions can be invaluable. Sophie Hobson has some tips on how to get a mentor and make the relationship work.