Starting a social enterprise can be a huge leap of faith. You have to believe in your idea and dare to share it with the world. You need to be prepared to work hard and often that's slogging away after-hours and on weekends while you rely on your 'normal' nine to five job until your #socent kicks off.Read more
Last week I caught up with PR whiz Fishbowl Public Relations Birgit Schonafinger, business consultant Sue Gold and Beechworth hero Joan Simms at one of the latest NorthEast Professional Women's Lunches. It didn't take long for the four of us to get talking about the upcoming Social Change 101 program.Read more
What if a grant is suddenly available, but your project's not investment ready?Read more
There's an election in the air and the bombardment’s begun. Our mailboxes will soon be overflowing with pamphlets from candidates, trying to convince us why they're best. Soon corflutes bearing oversized heads will adorn roadsides and fence lines. Sooner than we think, we'll be forced to battle a crowd of enthusiastic polling booth volunteers, as we negotiate our way through tunnels of election signage, to cast our federal election vote.
Or not.Read more