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Colin Crooks speaking frankly about how he overcame the challenges of growing his business
Green Works is a social enterprise that recycles office furniture. Materials are removed from the furniture and re-manufactured into other products, which are sold to schools, charities and start-up businesses.
Colin Crooks, Social Entrepreneur and Author, talks frankly about how he grew his business through innovation, franchising and financing. Green Works now has a turnover in excess of £2 million. And has since become part of London Re-use Commercial
Green Works (now London Re-use Commercial)
Colin’s top tips:
- “Always deliver what you say you will even if things go wrong and it costs you extra to do so. You’re only as good as your last job with any client.”
- “Put the effort into writing up your processes and systems. It is painful and tedious but pays dividends in consistency and efficiency, especially when new people join.”
- “Look to employ better people than you think you can afford. Without the skills you will struggle to grow the business.”
Get Clients Now! empowers readers with practical, proven strategies for choosing the right marketing tactics for their situation and personality, diagnosing exactly what’s missing in their marketing and fixing it, and replacing unproductive cold calling with the power of relationship marketing. Filled with hundreds of tool and techniques, as well as a powerful 28-day plan that enables readers to energise their marketing efforts and dramatically increase their client base, the second edition contains up-to-the-minute strategies for relationship-based marketing in the Internet age.
How To Be A Social Entrepreneur Make Money & Change the World, Robert Ashton, (Amazon)
Author, entrepreneur and campaigner Robert Ashton gives you real life stories and advice to prepare you for what it takes to be a social entrepreneur, the challenges you are likely to face, and the excitement and satisfaction you will get empowering and strengthening communities. An encouraging consciousness for all entrepreneurs in my view – “Enterprise today is as much about making a difference as it is about making money”. How to be a Social Entrepreneur is the only social enterprise start–up guide you′ll ever need. Pick up your copy here.
Great by Choice, Jim Collins (Amazon)
The worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns with another ground breaking work, this time to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research, buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins and his colleague, Morten Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous, and fast-moving times.
Can a good company become a great one and, if so, how? Jim Collins
After a five-year research project, Jim Collins concludes that good to great can and does happen. In this book, he uncovers the underlying variables that enable any type of organization to make the leap from good to great while other organizations remain only good. Rigorously supported by evidence, his findings are surprising – at times even shocking – to the modern mind. Good to Great achieves a rare distinction: a management book full of vital ideas that reads as well as a fast-paced novel. Purchase your copy here
VOLUNTARY SECTOR LEGAL HANDBOOK65 chapters covering virtually everything you need to know about the law as it affects charities, community groups and other voluntary organisations.
James Sinclair Taylor and the Charity Team at Russell-Cooke Solicitors.
Edited by Sandy Adirondack. Get your copy here