SPREADING THE NEWS
SPREADING THE NEWS
Grassroots entrepreneurs are having an incredible, almost immeasurable, impact
on the lives of so many people and everyday more and more people are getting involved.
At the CUBE, we’re really not into politics or lobbying, but we are at the coal face of a growing movement of grassroots entrepreneurs. So using our unique position, we help to champion all the incredible things that happen when people start businesses at a grassroots level.
There’s three main things we like to champion;
We are always working to better understand the impact of grassroots enterprise on entrepreneurs, their customers, suppliers, employees, neighbours, friends, families and communities.
We are always meeting other fantastic projects, staff and volunteers out there supporting grassroots entrepreneurs so we share all the best practice in support with all our community development friends.
We really struggle to talk about the all of the amazing entrepreneurs we meet, but you’ll never meet us without us talking about at least one of our striving stars and their incredible achievements.
We created Grassroots Enterprise as an ongoing campaign to spread the word about the impact that entrepreneurs and their
supporters are having at the grassroots. Under this banner our rolling campaign talks about all things grassroots enterprise –
from resident start-ups right through to community social enterprises like community incubators.
Our Grassroots Enterprise campaign comes in many forms but our most popular ones are
our Workshops, Conferences or Enterprise Projects.
TALKING TO SUPPORTERS
Since our first annual conference in 2013,
Conferences aren’t all that we do to share good practice for resident enterprise, we’ve also worked with HACT, GUAC and others to share the experiences of all the community development professionals we meet.
We offer some free or subsidised training under our Grassroots Enterprise campaign, to housing associations, local councils and charity staff to help them support enterprise better. At these days we’ve talked to hundreds of professionals over the years – helping them to share their own experiences and adding our own for good measure.
We’ve seen new models taken up, old ones put right and many government policies come and go, but everyday has renewed our passion for working with organisations committed to their communities in the way housing associations, charities and local authorities are. So if you need your passion renewed or some new answers to old problems, look out for the latest Grassroots Enterprise workshop.
We just love the world of grassroots enterprise, and we’re not alone.
Right from our very first project it was clear who the stars of the show were.
So at Enterprise CUBE we do whatever we can to promote, introduce and highlight entrepreneurs.