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Four Elements of Social Enterprise for Structural Change

Social enterprise can contribute to positive economic, structural change by modelling a new way of doing business; and I believe there’s four elements they must be practicing as part of a new model. Social enterprise and charity generally exist to … Continue reading

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Why are definitions of social enterprise important?

Here’s a quick blog post I wrote on LinkedIn: Why are definitions of social enterprise important? Why am I still interested in this debate ten years on from running my first social enterprise? These are the questions I asked myself … Continue reading

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Why our social enterprise tour to India will be different

  I’m starting this post with a long quote from Michael Hobbes in New Republic. His essay is a must read for anyone interested in International Development (including international social enterprise development). This quote, for me, is about the problems … Continue reading

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What is an entrepreneur anyway?

My youngest daughter is doing a grade 7 business class at her new high school. She came home and asked me if I’m an entrepreneur and what makes a good one? I thought for a while and explained that in … Continue reading

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Collaborators in social enterprise

I’m hosting a table at a conference on collaboration in a couple of weeks and made up this little poster about the peak body I chair, The Queensland Social Enterprise Council. Proud to be a cooperator and collaborator in this … Continue reading

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Youth unemployment on the rise – social procurement can help

A report by the Brotherhood of St Laurence has found a double whammy in youth unemployment. The rate has risen to 12.5 per cent, more than double the overall unemployment figure and it’s rising rapidly. In Cairns it’s up 88 … Continue reading

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SEED’s Social Impact Assessment

Here’s the qualitative research from our Social Impact Assessment. Its such an honour to be in a position to offer sustainable employment to people who have done it tough for too many years. These results speak for themselves 🙂

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