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Guest Blogger Ian Christie from IC Works tackles a challenge that many social firms have in common: how to produce internal and external communications that are accessible to the target audience.  Ian writes:   There’s an array of accessible formats to make information easier to access and understand. This article has been written with the needs of […]

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New Directive on Public Procurement: the Potential for Social Firms

Guest Blogger Patrizia Bussi, Manager of the European Network of Social Integration Enterprise (ENSIE) outlines how recent EU legislation can help social firms win more contracts.   Public procurement plays an important role in the overall economic performance of the European Union.  European public authorities spend around 20 % of GDP on purchasing supplies, works […]

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Do you Instagram?

Did you know that Instagram is a short cut to using social media? Some social firms use social media all the time, others find it a distraction to the working day, or find it hard to carve out the time to craft a clear message in 140 characters or less.  Sometimes it even feels hard […]

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Social Firms at the 4th Annual Convention of the Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion

Last November, Social Firms UK was invited to attend the 4th Annual Convention of the Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion in Brussels. The small group of delegates from the UK included Ian and Theresa Bates from Social Firms England member Frame of Mind, who presented at a side event alongside colleagues from Croatia and […]

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