Network Support: Community business peer networking before and during coronavirus

Power to Change supports and promotes community businesses both through specific programmes and through wider field-shaping market development. This strand of work aims to build a supportive policy environment and infrastructure for community business to flourish. As part of an ongoing evaluation of the market development work, this paper examines the role of peer networking between community business practitioners. The research reported in the paper was undertaken during the early months of the Covid-19 lockdown, and so it reflects on the value of peer networking before and during the crisis.

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