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ACRE was one of eight case studies showcased by the Ovens Murray Regional Partnership this week. The partnership, keen to showcase some of these national and international digital success stories was a way to inspire others in, and to our region including ACRE's project with the Towong Shire. All of the case studies highlight how people in Ovens Murray are using technology to facilitate community connections, enable work-life balance and provide economic and social benefit through jobs, training and improved services. Take a few moments to hear about all the case studies and learn more about ACRE's project in the Towong Shire. Digital innovation and entrepreneurship in Ovens Murray ACRE Program Manager, Peter Sacco talking about how tech reality offers start-up ...

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ACRE are proud to be partnering with Social Traders in the ‘Social Procurement in Regional Victoria’ series - an event that provides you with the basic principles of social procurement and the impact its growth can have in the region. Join us in Wodonga on Wednesday 20 March 2019 to learn more about how the recent growth in social procurement in Victoria provides significant opportunities to local social enterprises and indigenous businesses as business and government are looking to increase their procurement spend to generate positive community impact. Featured topics of this event include: Principles behind social enterprise and social procurementVictorian government’s Social Procurement Framework, and its impact on Gippsland’s social enterprises, businesses and not-for-profit organisationsGrowing Regional Opportunities for Work (GROW Gippsland) initiative ...

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THINK START GROW - DON'T MISS OUT We are so excited for our Think-Start-Grow Corryong Network Forum and Think-Start-Grow Tallangatta Network Forum events happening next week in the Towong Shire. If you want to find out more about starting or growing a business this is the perfect opportunity to hear from experts who can help. ACRE - Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship have gathered Tom from, Jenny from Jenny Bevis Events and Jamie from SalesUp Business Coaching in the one room to answer all your questions. Register via the event links or find more information on our ...

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The students, teachers and staff of the Yuendumu community in the Northern Territory welcomed our CEO Matt Pfahlert and Program Manager Pete Sacco into their community this month and embraced new thinking around social enterprise and opportunities. The Yuendumu Community in the Northern Territory is an Indigenous Community which sits on the edge of the Tanami Desert approx. 350 kms north west of Alice Springs and together with the Wanta Aboriginal Corporation we have delivered our first social enterprise training to staff and students. The training has given the staff the skills and knowledge to support students to establish their own social enterprises in community while creating employment pathways for them when finishing school. An incredibly fascinating journey and a wonderful week of ...

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Matt Pfahlert and Peter Sacco will be participating in a webinar on Wednesday, Feb 27th at 9am AEDT with free signup.  Social entrepreneurship plays a key role in building thriving rural communities, but rural social entrepreneurs face unique challenges, like finding funding, market size, hiring, lack of relevant infrastructure and services, and more. This means a one-size-fits-all approach to social enterprise development doesn't work for rural social enterprises. They'll be talking about:- The biggest challenges facing rural social entrepreneurs and how to go about tackling them,- Opportunities for social enterprise in rural areas,- How rural social entrepreneurs can go about funding,- Common mistakes many rural social entrepreneurs make. Don't miss this exciting event. REGISTER FOR ...

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