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14 NEWS FOCUS News New drive towards social UK SMEs waste more than enterprise for women from £42.2 million in revenues ethnic minority backgrounds looking for documents A new report titled ‘Social Enterprise: Making it Work for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Women’ has identified new ways of encouraging and supporting BAME women into starting social enterprises. There are at least 55,000 social enterprises in the UK which contribute £8.4 billion pounds to the UK economy, but evidence suggests that BAME women are underrepresented as social enterprise owners. Jonathan Bland, Chief Executive of the Social Enterprise Coalition said: “Social enterprise promotes economic growth and provides meaningful employment across the UK and is empowering and effective among communities that have been traditionally excluded from mainstream business.” Searching for documents is costing SMEs a staggering £4 ȸȁȁ䁥ЁɕٕՔɑѼЁɕ͕ɍɕ͕ЁѠQٕ䰁ݡ)݅́ͥ%ԁՍѕeذɕٕѡЁ́ɕѽ́ɔ݅ѥمՅѥ她Ѽєյ́ѡЁ䁡̵ٕٔѼ()ѡȁѥȁͥ䁱аѥ͕ͥ́ɱ丁ɝɉ͡ɔ ᕍѥٔQ9ѥɅѥѕɥ͔̀9̰ͅqQ́ɕ͕ɍ́եєɥѕ%Ё́٥хѼɥɥѥ͔䁉̰ͥЁЁ́ͼхЁѼхѥЁɕ٥܁ȁɽ͕́ѕ́ѼɔѡЁѡ䁅ɔѥԃLЁԁt() ͕ͥ̀ IH ɥ́͵́Ѽ䁝̃aѕ͹́ͅɅѥϊd)́ЁѡѵЁ ̰ͥѕɥ͔IձѽIɷéѕɥ͔MɅѕ䁅 ՑЀఁѡ ȁхȁɱչѡЁٕȰ ᕍѥٔ́ хAѹ̰ݽձЁե䁥Ѽѡɥ́͵́Ѽ䁝́ȁ͕٥́ѼѡՉ͕ѽȸ)ȁM5́ѡɅѥ䁽Ս́ݥȁЁՉ͕ѽȁɅ̸Ḿ䁝ɽ́ٔ܁٥ѕѼ͡ɔѡȁɥ́ͥ́ɽ́ѠɅٕɹЁѡɥѥ̸Qٕȁɕ٥܁ݥͥȁՕ́Ս́ɽٕѕɥɽɕ̰ѕȁɵѥȁM5́ɕՍѡɥ́M5́䁙ݡѥȁՉ͕ѽȁɅ̸Qѕ́եɕ٥́ݽɬѼͥЁM5́ɥЁѡ=ٕɹЁ ɍ= ѡѵЁȁ ̰ͥѕɥ͔IձѽIɴ IH ȁ٥́չ͕ͥ́Չ͕ѽȁɽɕ́ɔ܁٥ѕѼЁѼѡ́ݽɬѼɔѡЁѡѕ́ձ䁥ɵѡɕՕ́ЁɅ́ɽЁٕ%ЁݥͼɔѡЁ͕ͥ́ѡ͔ݽɭѡ́ɕɔٕѡչѼ͡ɔ()ٕɹЁՑ䁡́͡ݸѡЁͽ́ȁЁM5ݹ́ٔѡȁͥ́́ѕ䁽ѡϊdչȁ́ͅɅѥ̸)QɕаչѡЁѡ͔ݡٔѡȁɽ́ѼѕѕѡѡЁЁ́ѡɔѡѠѡȁɕٕՔᅵ́չȁͅɅѥ́Ցɥ锁Ʌ̰ɕͥٔѕ͕̃aͥݻd̸ͅ()Qѕ́ͥɥ݅́Ѽɕ͔չѥ()լ%MMUMY8((