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  • 'We’re settling into the fact that there is no normal' - Mark Simms, P3 Charity

    What's it like leading a social enterprise through a global pandemic? The boss of P3 – which took home the SE100 Resilience Award last year – on digging into cash reserves and adapting to constant change.

  • 'We reconfigured the whole business in three days' - June O'Sullivan, London Early Years Foundation

    What's it like leading a social enterprise through a global pandemic? Nursery chain boss June O'Sullivan on cash flow, careful communication and laying down the law.

  • Why the right investment terms are essential for healthy social ventures

    Investing for impact often requires alternative investment structures, but it's not always easy to understand the options. Toniic's John Berger on revenue-based financing, steward ownership and blended finance – and how the Impact Terms Project can help.

  • The companies hiring on potential, not polish – wherever it comes from

    The Body Shop recently announced it would start using ‘open hiring’ – but it’s not the only company recruiting in a more inclusive way. Inspiration from social businesses in the US, New Zealand and the UK.

  • Book Review: 4th Sector Entrepreneurship – How to grow sustainable, social impact… without losing your mind

    Can you learn how to be a great social enterprise leader? We give the verdict on this new guide on good leadership from Bubble Chamber's Ben Freedman and Craig Carey.

How crowdfunding gives women an edge in business

Men still attract the bulk of startup financing – yet when it comes to crowdfunding, women-led campaigns seem to do better. Why? And what can founders learn from their successes? Top tips from a crowdfunding expert.