5 Reasons to Register Now for SVI Hollyhock

The 17th annual Social Venture Institute at Hollyhock, September 12-16 is just two months away! If you are still on the fence about attending this September, here are five reasons why signing up NOW will give you a good reason to look forward to the end of summer:

LOCO Business Mixer: The Shift

June 1, 2011
Commune Cafe, Vancouver, BC

LOCO Business Mixer: The Shift
June 1st, 5:30-7:30 at Commune Café join businesses and leaders of the buy local movement for a fun and informative event. Focused on connections and networking, we’ll spend most of our time connecting, but we’ve invited some dynamic folks for short, “popcorn” style presentations:

Building Opportunities 2011

May 9 – 11, 2011
Center for Healthy Communities, Los Angeles, CA

Building Opportunities 2011 is the largest event in North America dedicated to creating and managing shared nonprofit workspace, administrative services, technology, and programs. Learn from The NonprofitCenters Network's ten years of collected best practices. Join leaders from the nonprofit, philanthropic, business, and public sectors as we discuss WHAT WORKS in shared space and services.

Octopus Strategies Among London’s 100 Companies to Watch

Congratulations to SVI sponsor and presenter, Octopus Strategies, for being included in the Think London 100 Companies to Watch!

Women Entrepreneurs for Social Change - Hollyhock in Vancouver

May 13 – 14, 2011
SFU, Vancouver, BC

Women Entrepreneurs for Social Change will be an intensive, interactive Vancouver based gathering that focuses on ways to lead a successful, socially conscious enterprise. This unique forum offers women from small and large organizations the chance to explore their business challenges in an intimate and inspiring environment drawing on the successful Social Venture Institute (SVI) model. SVI is a practical, problem-solving, alternative “business school” that creates a confidential, supportive and inspiring setting.

ubizo - Business Success for Social Change

November 2, 2010
Heritage Hall, Vancouver, BC

Connect with other values-based entrepreneurs and learn business development strategies to increase your positive impact in the world at ubizo.

SVI Hollyhock Call for Case Studies

Case Studies are the core of the Social Venture Institute model and where some of the greatest learning happens. They are a powerful way for SVI attendees to gain a wealth of practicalideas and suggestions that help to manage the challenges of running a socially responsible enterprise.

Renewal Named One of the Top Innovative Businesses in BC

In April 8th Paul Richardson, Martha Burton and I joined Renewal founder Carol Newell at the Loden Hotel to accept Renewal's award for being named one of the most innovative companies in B.C.

Hollyhock in Vancouver: Social Media for Social Change

April 29 – 27, 2010
Hollyhock Room, Tides Renewal Centre, Vancouver, BC

Develop a solid plan for taking the essentials of social media into your organization; from vision, to strategy and tactics, to measuring your success. This is a four-part training series is taking place in Vancouver April 29, May 6, May 13, May 27. 1:30pm - 5:30pm. This training is produces by Hollyhock in partnership with Octopus Strategies.

Navigating Purchasing Process

April 1, 2009
Building Opportunities with Business (BOB), Vancouver, BC
Join Building Opportunities with Business (BOB) and Business Objects for a workshop entitled "Navigating Purchasing Process: The Key to Corporate and Government Contracts." Get big ideas and practical tips from experienced business leaders in a small group setting. Take the chance to ask questions and get advice about your business.
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