5 Tips for Migrapreneurs Wanting to Make a Social Impact in Australia
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by Jay Boolkin
1M ago
by Usman Iftikhar Moving to Australia from another country, and settling in can take a long time. Migrating and leaving your support systems behind can be a challenging journey, but one that gives you perspective and helps build a lot of personal resilience. It also allows you to spot problems worth solving and opportunities worth addressing So it is not a surprise that many migrants and refugees who call Australia home, launch their own venture, sometimes because of necessity (where they are unemployed or underemployed) or because of opportunity (where they identify a problem worth solving ..read more
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Best Opportunities for Social Enterprises & Entrepreneurs | June 2024
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by Jay Boolkin
1M ago
If you’re a social entrepreneur working towards a more sustainable and equitable future, we understand your time is precious. So save you time so focus on what truly matters – making a difference – we’ve handpicked the best opportunities to supercharge your learning, growth and impact this June. Our curated selection aims to provide you with the knowledge, networks, learnings and resources to supercharge your endeavours and propel your mission towards greater success. Seize these handpicked opportunities to unlock your full potential and drive positive change on a profound scale. Migrapreneur ..read more
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How to Elevate Your Impact by Maximising the Westpac Youth Impact Challenge
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by Jay Boolkin
1M ago
In a world filled with opportunities, the Westpac Youth Impact Challenge stands out as a beacon for young Australians seeking to make a difference. The Challenge is a nationwide initiative open to all young people around Australia aged 7 to 21 years, aiming to help them solve problems in their local or global communities. Ross Miller, Chief Customer Engagement Officer at Westpac, shared his enthusiasm, stating, “At Westpac, we’re passionate about supporting communities to thrive, and young people are such a massive part of this right across the country. We’re proud to back this Challenge which ..read more
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The Breakdown: Social Enterprise & The 2024 Federal Budget 
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by Jay Boolkin
2M ago
The 2024 Federal Budget has the potential to be a significant turning point for the social enterprise sector in Australia, building on the momentum of collaborative efforts and advocacy. With an allocation of $54 million towards paid employment pathways, social enterprise sector has the opportunity to transform the way individuals access sustainable job opportunities, empowering communities to thrive and fostering economic independence for all. This funding initiative encompasses two vital components: $21.9 million has been earmarked to bolster social enterprises and employers in engaging job ..read more
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Best Opportunities for Social Enterprises & Entrepreneurs | May 2024
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by Jay Boolkin
2M ago
Venturing into social entrepreneurship is akin to launching into the vast expanse of space, the cosmos stretching infinitely before you. It’s a journey that often mirrors a voyage through the unknown depths of the universe, where each moment holds the unpredictability of a comet’s path. Yet, fear not, brave explorers! We stand as your North Star, shining a light as we navigate the celestial map to this month’s top five opportunities for social enterprises and entrepreneurs ready to broaden their universe and deepen their impact. Westpac Youth Impact Challenge The Australian School of Entrepren ..read more
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Innovating for a Better World: Australian Changemakers Shine at the World Summit Awards 2024
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by Jay Boolkin
2M ago
In the picturesque Los Lagos region of Southern Chile, nestled amidst breathtaking natural landscapes and a burgeoning hub of conservation efforts and environmentally conscious innovation, the World Summit Awards (WSA) 2024 celebrated its 18th Global Congress. With “planet_hack” as its central theme, this year’s congress underscored the urgency of climate change—the defining issue of our era. The aim was clear: to unite individuals from diverse backgrounds, ecosystems, and expertise areas to exchange knowledge and collaborate towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The c ..read more
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Building Brighter Futures: Major Funding for Social Enterprise Growth
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by Jay Boolkin
3M ago
In an era where the intersection of business and social good is becoming increasingly vital, Australia stands at the forefront with a groundbreaking initiative. On April 6, 2024, the Albanese Labor Government unveiled its commitment to nurturing the growth and impact of social enterprises across the nation. This bold move is encapsulated in the generous provision of $11.6 million through the Social Enterprise Development Initiative (SEDI), marking a significant milestone in the government’s efforts to foster inclusive economic growth and societal wellbeing. Social enterprises, ranging from lau ..read more
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Best Opportunities for Social Enterprises & Entrepreneurs | April 2024
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by Jay Boolkin
3M ago
Embarking on the path of social entrepreneurship is like setting sail on the open seas, with the wind in your sails and the horizon wide open. The voyage can sometimes feel like navigating through uncharted waters, with time as unpredictable as the sea itself. Yet, fear not, intrepid navigators! We’re here to be your guiding star, illuminating the way to the most promising harbours this April. Join us as we chart the course to the top five opportunities for social enterprises and entrepreneurs ready to expand their horizons, deepen their impact, and treasure the rewards of their endeavours. AM ..read more
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Why Prioritising Your Development is Essential for Success as a For-Purpose Leader
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by Jay Boolkin
3M ago
In our hectic lives, where deadlines loom and external demands pull us in every direction, we frequently overlook a fundamental element: our own personal development. But here’s the thing—prioritising it isn’t just a luxury; it’s a strategic move toward success as a leader. Let’s explore why investing in your growth and self-improvement is not only beneficial but downright essential. 1. Continuous learning keeps you relevant The world is evolving at an unprecedented pace. New technologies emerge, sectors and industries transform, and societal norms shift. To thrive in this dynamic landscape, y ..read more
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Flying the Flag: Social Enterprise At Parliament House
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by Jay Boolkin
3M ago
In a significant gathering at Parliament House, Social Enterprise Australia and Social Traders spearheaded an event that brought together key players from the government and various sectors. This collaboration aimed to highlight and further the role of social enterprises in tackling some of Australia’s most critical social and environmental challenges. The event marked a crucial point in recognising the potential of social enterprises as vehicles for social and environmental innovation. Discussions revolved around how these organisations can create employment opportunities, provide care for bo ..read more
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