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The platform helping pet owners find the paw-fect match

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 1st September 2021 -  Finding someone to look after your pet can be a struggle. It’s why Deb Webber created Pet Cloud, to connect pet owners to carers across the country, and make an impact along the way, writes Maggie Coggan in this month’s Spotlight on social enterp

Catalyst 2030 launches inaugural global survey to take to the UN

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 25th August 2021 -  The People’s Report asks the general public to “share their story” in the hope of getting the voices of the unheard to the desks of United Nations decision-makers. 

Australia’s first centre dedicated to Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs opens in Victoria

Nikki Stefanoff, Monday, 23rd August 2021 -  Aboriginal businesses contributed $4.88 billion to the Australian economy and provided 45,434 jobs in 2018. The team behind The Dilin Duwa Centre for Indigenous Business Leadership want to see those numbers increase. 

Opinion

A financially sustainable model for improving the lives of artists – A case study

Phil Preston, Thursday, 19th August 2021 -  The founder of ColourSpace Gallery, Scott Ko, is an entrepreneurial Houdini, writes Phil Preston, who says his story is worth sharing for the insights it gives into amplifying social impact and illustrating the journey of a social enterprise.

Charcoal Lane closing after a 12-year service

Nikki Stefanoff, Monday, 16th August 2021 -  The social enterprise, once visited by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, is getting ready to serve its last dish with the building being re-occupied by its owners.

A good telco is finally here

Contributor, Thursday, 5th August 2021 -  A new, carbon neutral and ethical telco has been created specifically to help the not-for-profit industry do more of its world changing work. 

Spotlight

Flowers for opportunity

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 4th August 2021 -  For the past eight years, GG’s Flowers and Hampers has been bringing a smile to Canberrians with beautiful floral arrangements. But behind the scenes, the business has been working hard to smash disability stereotypes, writes Maggie Coggan in this

Pushing jobs-focused social enterprises into the mainstream

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 3rd August 2021 -  White Box Enterprises is looking to raise the profile of Payment-by-Outcomes mechanisms for social enterprises in Australia

Opinion

Is ‘how’ the zeitgeist of the day?

Alex Hannant, Wednesday, 28th July 2021 -  Alex Hannant shares some of his takeaways from Australia’s second social enterprise virtual unconference.

After 11 years, Kinfolk is pouring its last coffee – but its still catering for impact

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 15th July 2021 -  Following a tough 12 months through the pandemic, social enterprise cafe Kinfolk is set to close its doors for good. We sat down with founder Jarrod Briffa to talk about the lessons learnt and what’s to come. 
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