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Our passion is supporting social ventures in rural, regional and remote communities. Our specialty is working with clients to apply business and finance skills to solve social and community challenges.
 

ABOUT

 

WHAT WE DO

We’ll help you launch and grow your social enterprise.

If you want to establish a social venture, take advantage of new opportunities or substantially improve what you are doing to make a profit and create meaningful social benefit, we can help.

Our team’s background in business, our interest in social and economic development and our skills in coaching, training and facilitation make us well-equipped to work with social enterprises and community organisations developing responses to community gaps and needs. Many of our clients are organisations and individuals looking for a way to sustainably solve a community challenge, or address a need for services. We also support existing social enterprises and businesses to grow and reach new markets.

We combine workshops, action learning, mentoring and growth of collaborative networks to assist founders and their teams in the development of realistic enterprise business plans, the launch and ongoing growth of social enterprises.

The 2017 Social Change 101 programs were funded by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal from the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund. We delivered programs in the Mitchell and Murrindindi municipalities to support community strengthening and the creation of new opportunities for enterprise and economic and social renewal. 

We also provide:

  • Workshops and short courses to assist founders and senior managers to better understand enterprise business models and good governance; explore social, community, economic and environmental impact potential; develop business acumen; and plan for and deliver business growth strategies.

  • One-to-one mentoring, professional coaching and advisory services.

  • A team experienced in working with business and community clients on a range of tailored solutions including Board development, grant writing, business case preparation and social media assistance.

 
 

WHO WE ARE

 

SUE GOLD, DIRECTOR and founding member

Sue brings a collaborative and practical approach to her work as a business consultant, mentor and educator. Services include grant application and business document support and writing, business and enterprise development and project management for clients across Australia. Her experience spans the business, education, health, community, not for profit and social enterprise sectors.

 

TAMMy ATKINS, DIRECTOR and founding member

Tammy is experienced at working with all three tiers of government, community, not-for-profits and industry. A strength is her ability to see the bigger picture and fit projects into a strategic or regional context and she is often able to help clients align their work to local, state and federal policy ideals.  Tammy brings extensive networks, economic and community development skills, grant and tender preparation and writing skills, as well as experience mobilising community support.

 

KEVIN VIVIAN, DIRECTOR

Kevin has a reputation for his ability to communicate with effect at all levels and to diverse cohorts of people and for his deep, considered knowledge and experience in organisational management and leadership, especially in the Vocational Education and Training (VET), Welfare, Health and Hospitality sectors. He has insight and a strong skills base in critical thinking, strategic planning, mentoring and education, financial and change management. 

(Photo credit: Mansfield Courier)

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OUR VALUES

 

Fit for purpose. Value in what we do – the services we offer match the needs of our customers; we do not use bells and whistles in lieu of meaningful engagements; we develop the person, their confidence and enterprise.

Empathy. We listen, we have faced challenges and we have learnt new things; we want to have fun, enjoy what we do and feel our work makes a difference.

Respect.

Trust and integrity. We can be believed; we do what we say; we focus on our customers; we share and collaborate.  

Informed risk. We will give things a go; learn and improve; push beyond our comfort zone.

Measure and report. Evaluation and impact – we check, analyse, report.