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Taking a Whole of Community Approach standard

ACRE with Rural Councils Victoria is developing an entrepreneurial culture and ecosystem across the 38 Rural Council Victoria member councils. It is through this project that Rural Councils Victoria has made a generational investment and is supporting a whole of community approach to transforming the mindset of young people and community leaders alike. A whole of community approach will be developed by building an enabling environment for entrepreneurship  via the delivery of Understanding Social Enterprise workshops, designed and delivered by the Social Enterprise Academy Australia. The Understanding Social Enterprise learning program is a practical 2 day experience that introduces learners to the objectives, values, purpose and practice of social enterprise. This facilitator led experience provides participants with the opportunity to learn about ...

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Rural Entrepreneurship: Challenges & Opportunities video

Its not often you come across someone that speaks the same language and shares the same passion but Professor Donald MacLean has done an amazing job in this video by comparing the grey squirrel with the red squirrel. Through this clever and engaging video he has demonstrated that there is more than a 'one size fits all' approach to business strategy and that for rural businesses there are distinct benefits to a rural approach to business development and growth. The ACRE founders and leaders are experienced entrepreneurs who understand thee many challenges and opportunities facing rural Australia and see the potential entrepreneurial activity and social enterprise present for improving rural prosperity. This excellent video helps tell the story and demonstrates the ...

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