Welcome to my first ever blog!

This is my first blog as Chief Executive of The Create Foundation and I’m hoping that you’ll find it interesting, thought provoking or, at the very least, worthy of a re-visit at some point in the future.  I’d like to use this space to explore some of the challenges that we in the Social Enterprise world face, celebrating the successes and sharing the tough stuff.  I’m hoping that you’ll comment on my thoughts and observations and I welcome a dialogue through which we can all grow and learn.

But where to start?  There are so many issues facing social entrepreneurs today, from the legal structure we choose to incorporate our business (the CiC versus “the rest of the world” debate is one that I’m sure I’ll come back to) to the challenges of growth and replication, how we sell ourselves as credible and professional organisations and the whole issue of social investment.  I’ll be exploring these and a whole host of other issues in future posts, as well as sharing with you life at Create.

“We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.”  Aristotle.

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About Sarah Dunwell

Sarah Dunwell is executive director of Arena Partners and has twenty years experience in the corporate and business sector. After a number of senior roles in customer service and retail management, Sarah led her own successful catering business and is experienced in business turn around and SME growth. Sarah has a particular interest in the role of robust business planning and development in the not-for-profit sector. Her passion lies in seeing social businesses grow successfully and sustainably through creating mature businesses that deliver strong social agendas.
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