Social Enterprise

Salesforce Discounts for Community Interest Companies (CIC) Social Enterprises

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in Salesforce, Social Enterprise

Salesforce has always provided donated licenses and steep discounts on its software to Charities, but it has recently clarified its stance on Social Enterprises such as Community Interest Corporations (CIC), who might make a profit for their shareholders. Salesforce will provide discounted licenses to CIC’s, meaning that Salesforce’s Enterprise Licenses, which normally cost in the region of £1000 per person per annum, are discounted to approximately £250. I some cases, Salesforce might even donate the first 10 licenses to the organisation, and then discount the 11th license and onwards. While Salesforce is a compelling option for just about any organisation, the focus on lead generation, marketing, sales, and customer service is exactly the tools a CIC or Social Enterprise needs to increase it’s sales and satisfy its existing customers. To find out how to apply for discounted licenses as a Social Enterprise / CIC, or how we can help you generate more revenue and increase profits, contact us.   Fill in your details, and we’ll contact you First Name Last Name Email Phone/Mobile Organisation Interested In: Licenses for a Social EnterpriseIncreasing my CIC’s...

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Social Enterprise Contests and Awards…and Coffee

Posted by on Mar 18, 2012 in Social Enterprise

Warning – this post contains strong language and nudity. Just joking – it’s only strong language. But you were a bit more interested for a second, weren’t you? I’m a bit of a coffee nut. I weigh my beans, grind them in a burr grinder, and make my coffee using either a double walled french press or a manual espresso pump – my dependable Presso. I’ve blind-tested Lavazza against Illi, and firmly rejected Lavazza. I then moved on to local coffee roasters, settling for a while on Square Mile Coffee Roasters but in the last few weeks I’ve changed allegiances to Monmouth Coffee. You might think my interest is over the top, or OCD, or simply going to far, but anyone who has started a business knows the never-ending effort involved. Often a labor of love, sometimes a thankless toil, but it is not an occupation for the weak of spirit or part timers. On top of the regular challenges, I added one more challenge when I launched myself off a hundred foot cliff while skiing in France just as business was taking off, leaving me first in the hospital (where I hired my first employee) and then in a wheelchair for three months. Regardless, it demands everything of you, and if you are going...

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Free Google Tools for your Organisation – Workshop

Posted by on Sep 24, 2010 in Google Web Tools, Seminar, Social Enterprise

I’m looking forward to running the Free Google Tools for your Organisation Workshop on Thursday, Oct 7th (2010) from 2-5 pm. I’m focusing on using Google Docs within your organisation, and Google Analytics / Adwords / Webmaster Tools for improving access to and use of your organisations website. It’s going to be a great little workshop for people who are considering or are in the early stages of adopting any of these tools, or for those who already use them but want to know more. It’s being hosted at CAN Mezzanine Old Street, in partnership with CAN. Booking is through CAN, and if you’d like to sign up please send your name, organisation & charity or CIC no. to l.cook@can-online.org.uk, as Leah is kindly handling bookings and...

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