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‘Better before bigger’: How Thankyou is changing the social enterprise game

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 5th April 2022 -  In the 14 years since Thankyou started, it’s grown, changed shape, learnt some big lessons and even come close to shutting its doors. Now, it’s looking towards a new challenge;

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A real estate agency changing lives and solving the housing crisis

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 2nd March 2022 -  HomeGround Real Estate works like any other agency, apart from one thing it’s actively trying to solve the growing housing crisis, writes Maggie Coggan in this month’s Spotlight

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The rural cafe helping people with disability into work

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 2nd February 2022 -  Without experience, it’s hard to find work. It’s even harder when you’re a person with disability, in a small town with limited opportunities. But a new social enterprise café

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The new brew that’s saving young lives

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 3rd November 2021 -  Suicide is the biggest killer of 18 to 24 year olds in Australia. Mood Tea, a new social enterprise selling tasty blends of tea, is on a mission to change this, writes Maggie Coggan in

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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

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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

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The store keeping community at its heart

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 7th July 2021 -  Over the past 10 years, LoveLuvo has become much more than a store selling gifts and homewares. It’s a community hub providing jobs for vulnerable people, while doing its bit

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A room with a difference

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 2nd June 2021 -  As Australia’s first social enterprise hotel, Etico provides more than just a picturesque country escape, writes Maggie Coggan in this month’s Spotlight on social enterprise. 

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The clothing brand bringing together people and their causes

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 5th May 2021 -  Clothing The Gaps is an Aboriginal-owned fashion brand uniting people of all backgrounds to wear their values on their tees, writes Maggie Coggan in this month’s Spotlight on social

One person’s trash is another person’s leggings

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 3rd March 2021 -  Your pair of workout leggings might look and feel great, but odds are, they’re doing some serious damage to the environment. It’s something that Rhianna Knight, the founder of Team

From farm to table and everything in between

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 3rd February 2021 -  Do you know where your fruit and veggies come from? It’s a question that Robert Pekin is trying to answer with Food Connect, a social enterprise putting the regional food economy back

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The rise of the Bread and Butter Project

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 2nd December 2020 -  Over the past decade, the Bread & Butter Project has gone from being a small artisan bakery to having its bread stocked in major supermarkets. But it’s more than just good bread
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