We're delighted to say Social Enterprise Week is about to happen in Wellington, New Zealand.
This awesome series of events is up and running and tickets are available here.
You should also listen to this great in-depth interview on Radio New Zealand from the weekend which features our friends Enspiral, Loomio, Chalkle and ourselves:
We know that you may have heard about how software can help your local food enterprise, but you're still likely to have some questions / doubts / ideas about what it can do for your local food service.
We're putting together a webinar series to field some of those questions - they'll be a series of small group webinars to maximise the amount of questions and feedback you're able to get - likely 5 or 6 people on the call at a time. We're grouping them into three distinct batches:
- "Convince Me" - people / enterprises who are interested but have too many questions to spend the time learning a new system. You probably want to see the solution and ask questions before diving in.
- "Lets Roll" - people / enterprises who have signed up Continue...
It's been a massive year for the Local Food movement around the world, and all of the team here at Bucky Box would like to wish everyone working on a better food system, a fantastic festive holiday season!
We're recouping and refueling, ready for another big year in 2013 - we have some big plans on the horizon, and we're looking forward to sharing them with you all as soon as possible.
We're hugely grateful for the support and love of our partners, our friends and our families, in this past year which has had many highlights for us. Here's a couple of our favourite company highlights from 2012:
- Our Team's trip to India to connect with local food champions to see what would emerge.
- Early press coverage of Bucky Box's software for local food Continue...
Yesterday we were lucky enough to join the International Press Personality of the Year, Kim Hill, on her Saturday morning show.
We thought it would be wise to say congratulations for her recent award, so we took along a Box chocked full of lovely organic produce! We're cursing ourselves for not taking a photo now - Kim looked very chuffed with the Jerusalem Artichoke & Garlic shoots particularly!
It was a fantastic opportunity to see behind the scenes of one of our nation's most-listened to radio shows, and Mark (the fantastic producer of the show) let us know we'd be talking live to around 200'000 Kiwi's just before going live. Thanks Mark.
Listen to Will & Sam talk about Food Distribution & Bucky Box on Saturday Morning with Kim Hill Continue...
As you may know, Bucky Box is a social enterprise working to create a better food system.
We recently realised we were mixing the two sides to our business through this blog, so recently we started working on the flip side of the coin - the side we call "The Mission".
Today, we launched that site and it's accompanying blog, where we'll take up the baton to give you the best we have to offer about food system change. We hope you like our special golden kiwifruit logo.
Bucky Box | The Mission site is ideal for anyone who eats food.
Of course, we'll keep up the conversation on this blog too: it'll be more about Bucky Box "The Software", hints & tips about local food distribution, interesting resources which will support food enterprise, Continue...
Have you swung by our home page recently and noticed a bit of a change?
That's right! Our new website is now live with much more information about our software for local food distribution. You can take a virtual tour of the app which is still in private beta, but soon to be available as a public beta (more news coming soon on that!), plus there's also information on our beta pricing, and our social enterprise mission tops off the party at the bottom of the page.
We'd really love to hear your feedback - drop us a tweet! Continue...
Have you heard of the term 'Social Enterprise'?
*************** GREAT NEWS!!!! ***************
Salesforce has dropped it's trademark attempt of the term Social Enterprise!
We would like to give a big Hi-5 to the team at Salesforce who decided to pull the pin & leave the term 'social enterprise' to mission driven businesses like ourselves, who put purpose before profit.
Recently Salesforce.com went somewhat under the radar in applying for the trademark for the term 'Social Enterprise'. In some ways, we wondered how long it would take for this situation to blow up, since various companies had begun using the term 'social business' referring to businesses that use social tools (such as Facebook & Twitter) Continue...