Social enterprises have shown incredible resilience throughout the Covid-19 crisis, despite the acute challenges posed by the pandemic and successive lockdowns.
According to Social Enterprise UK, around two-thirds of these businesses believe they will grow or maintain their current position over the coming months, while nearly half plan to create new jobs. So, what's their secret?
Investec runs a social enterprise programme, and has sat down with leaders from it to discuss the five most valuable lessons they have learnt over the last eighteen months. The key themes that came out of the discussion, which these businesses believe have helped them maintain their success are:
- Embrace change
- Reach out for support
- Don't stop talking about your businesss....
- ....But take time to listen too.
- Look after yourself
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