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FREE Webinar – Rural Social Enterprise Development image

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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Social Enterprise Marketplace & Awards Day image

Over 150 budding entrepreneurs joined us for the Community Marketplace & Awards Day at the Old Beechworth Gaol this month providing an opportunity for schools participating in Social Enterprise Schools to demonstrate and showcase their enterprise skills, developed through Social Enterprise Schools. The range and sophistication of ideas turned into real businesses with salable services and products including; Beeswax wraps, drone footage services, t-shirts & socks and so much more. The Marketplace was followed by a formal Awards ceremony these young entrepreneurs joining us to receive their Social Enterprise Schools ...

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Students bring curiosity, creativity and an open mind to the table… standard

ACRE is working with a number of schools across the region as part of the Social Enterprise in Schools Teacher Toolkit and Curriculum Co-Design Team.  The team, a combination of teachers and students from six schools, will be assisting with the development of teacher resources for the program that align with the Victorian Curriculum Foundation – 10.  The intent of aligning the toolkit to the curriculum is to make it easier for teachers to teach and assess the progression of student learning.  We have commissioned Interface2Consulting to lead this project and we will be working closely with the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA) throughout the process. To kick off the project this year ten students from five different schools (primary ...

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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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