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Every day is a school day

Learning is critical for on-going success and a fulfilled life.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 18 Jun '21 | Tags: charity entrepreneur marketing social enterprise inspiration goal setting values strategic development responsible organisation charter coaching business planning collaboration innovation tools 21st century business business success csr socent growth aspiration local authority feasibility study creative think tank corporate culture vision

Inspiring and creative ways to get through the pandemic

Be inspired by eight examples of creative and successful organisations responding to the pandemic

Posted by Sarah Brown on 30 Jan '21 | Tags: inspiration creative think tank

The Importance of a Marketing Strategy

You need a marketing strategy or you will waste money on tactics that aren't thought through

Posted by Sarah Brown on 03 Jun '20 | Tags: tools creative think tank marketing strategic development

Marketing - is your mousetrap good enough?

Many times people are criticised for believing that if you build a better mousetrap people will come, when that is just not true. But the reverse is also not true ie you do need a product or service that works and adds benefits or all your marketing will be wasted

Posted by Sarah Brown on 04 Nov '13 | Tags: marketing entrepreneur social enterprise strategic development creative think tank

3 things young people want

Researching with young people last week their top 3 requests were somewhere safe and interesting to be to keep them off the streets, activities for them not shared with adults, and active and interesting stuff to do not just hanging around.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 25 Feb '13 | Tags: charity tools goal setting creative think tank aspiration

Investment and Contract Readiness Accredited Support Provider

Approved as one of the first accredited support providers for charities and social enterprises wanting to be investment and contract ready

Posted by Sarah Brown on 09 Jul '12 | Tags: charity social enterprise business planning feasibility study creative think tank funding and investment investment contract readiness

Tools to help charities survive the recession

Sarah Brown from inspire2aspire has worked with charities facing funding crises since the early 1990s and has developed a set of unique tools to help identify ways that charities can attract more money but chasing money while ignoring values will lead to failure she warns.

Posted by Bob Brown on 01 Jun '12 | Tags: creative think tank tools charity goal setting