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Discover Your Campaigning Mindset: 7 Key Traits of Commercial Campaigners

On Monday 6th July we welcomed Michael Hayman MBE and Nick Giles, co-founders of campaigns firm Seven Hills, to present at our regular community event, Hub Talks. Speaking on the topic entitled – ‘Mission: Discover Your Campaigning Mindset’, the …

Crowdfunding 101: #1 What are the legal issues surrounding crowdfunding?

The Crowdfunding 101 blog series will bring you bite size pieces on key topics surrounding this revolutionary approach to raising finance. Drawing from the knowledge and expertise of our valued partners and collaborators, including those who have worked with us …

Ready for Impact Investment?

Between October 2014 and January 2015, Impact Hub Westminster supported 52 London based businesses with a combined annual turnover of over £2m, on the Impact Investment Readiness programme. This programme aimed to accelerate investment into social and environmental businesses based …

Impact Hub members TheGoodData launch first data co-operative

by Marcos Menendez, Director of TheGoodData After many months of planning and hard work from the team, earlier this week we launched the world’s first data co-operative service. For the first time, this will enable internet users to take control …

Pitching tips: 6 ways to start a conversation that listeners want to continue

You have a social enterprise, or an idea for one. To get the support you need, it’s essential that you are able to articulate the impact you make or want to make. Invariably, this will mean pitching your business to …

4 steps to Street Smart Fundraising

You are about to embark on an exciting journey that hopefully will take your venture to the next level, giving you the muscle to realise your plans. However, before you delve head first into this time consuming activity ask yourself …

7 essential tools you need to approach an angel investor

There are a variety of funding options and different types of support available for social enterprises.  As part of our Impact Investment Readiness Programme, Paul Grant from The Funding Game is running a session for us titled “17 ways to …

How to set up a social enterprise from a legal perspective: 3 options|Guest post

Once you have your idea for a social enterprise you will need to decide what legal form you are going to use to operate it.  It is possible to operate your social enterprise as a sole trader or community group …

Impact Scholarship: Class of 2014

With the new school year in full swing, we thought it fitting to post an update about our very own Class of 2014, our Impact Scholarship winners. Back in June we launched our new Impact Scholarship Programme, to hunt for …