BNest Ask & Advise Evening

BNest Ask & Advise Evening

Your advice can go a long way! Do you want to see how? Social enterprises are companies / projects driven by a social cause, putting social impact before profit – their goal is to create a sustainable business model, so they can bring more good to local (or...
Aconcagua Challenge

Aconcagua Challenge

Following on from Kilimanjaro two years past… …I have a new climb in mind… In early January, I will be leaving for another trekking expedition, this time taking a couple of weeks attempting to climb Aconcagua in Argentina, the highest mountain...
Top 7 Invaluable Lessons on Motivation

Top 7 Invaluable Lessons on Motivation

During the 10 years I have been working with SME’s and individual clients, motivation has come up time and time again. It can be the difference between achieving your goals and desires, never quite getting there, or worse still, giving up completely. Get your...
That nasty word “viable”

That nasty word “viable”

“that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.” Alfred Tennyson’s poem ‘Ulysses” may seem an odd way to start a blog about viability. Viability, in most...
Exploring Social Enterprise

Exploring Social Enterprise

In previous blogs we have mentioned the variety of motivations that bring people to social action. While almost everyone is in some way unique they are usually a blend of some different traits. There is the motivation simply to act where the alternate is personally...
Dual Journeys

Dual Journeys

As we plan for the September 2017 programme we reflected back on some of the learnings we took, not only from the programme itself but also the selection process. Commercial space In the commercial space we have always visualised a start-up as a journey of discovery,...