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Social Enterprise: 3 THINGS to Know, Read and Hear

Social Enterprise Australia

We get it. Life is crazy and balancing out your time can be super hard. With so much going on it’s difficult stay ahead of the learning game and easy to lose track of what's happening in the world of social impact. The trick is to stop trying to read everything out there. There’s too much. And you’re too busy. Instead, give us roughly 3 minutes each fortnight and we'll brief you on the 3 THINGS you need to know, read and hear. If you're passionate about creating positive social and environmental impact, our handpicked content is all you need to stay informed and inspired.

For the week starting 15/10/2018, here's...

What you need to KNOW:

Social Enterprise Book Giveaway. We're giving away two printed copies of dollars&sense., a ground-breaking book that recognises, champions and celebrates social enterprise in Australia. Focusing on the people who benefit from the work of social enterprises and highlighting innovative commercial models of impact investment, dollars&sense. is a blueprint for a smarter way to do business. Enter today for your chance to win.

What you need to READ:

5 Tips for Building a Social Impact Business from the Ground Up. Growing a social enterprise can be a scary experience. In their time working on Humanitix, co-founders Joshua Ross and Adam McCurdie have made significant sacrifices and overcome a number of challenges, which have inevitably lead to a growing collection of lessons and insights. Here they share their top five tips to keep in mind if you’re thinking or in the process of building a successful social impact business from the ground up.

What you need to HEAR:

The Laundromat Giving People a New Lease on Life. Vanguard Laundry looks like any ordinary commercial laundry, but there's more to it than that. It's a social enterprise, staffed by people who've experienced mental illness and long-term unemployment, and it's changing lives.

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Jay Boolkin
Jay Boolkin

I'm passionate about positive social change and the power of social entrepreneurship to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems. I believe that for-purpose business models can become part of the mainstream and I am enthusiastic about advocating for business models that are genuinely built around a social or environmental mission.

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