Posts in Social Innovation
Igniting Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in the Regional Communities of Queensland

On October 26th, the Logan Social enterprise Forum was held, bringing together key stakeholders to share ideas and experience, network and discuss the future of social enterprise in Queensland and more broadly in Australia. Impact Boom hosted a great panel which local and national leaders, with the aim of advancing forward conversation, ideas and the sector.

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Regional Social Enterprise Ecosystems; Cohesive & Collaborative Models To Create Change.

On October 25th 2018, the Sunshine Coast Social Enterprise Forum was held with 200 attendees representing a broad range of sectors, local and state government. Impact Boom proudly supported the forum and hosted a panel discussion with some of Queensland’s leading social enterprise ecosystem builders. So how might we best create positive social change in the regions? Read on to find out.

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Luke Terry On Getting Funded, Creating Change & Measuring Impact As A Social Entrepreneur

On Episode 104 of Impact Boom, Luke Terry of Vanguard Laundry Services shares key insights from his journey founding some of Australia's leading social enterprises, provides strong tips for entrepreneurs & suggestions for government to improve support of the social sector.

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Durell Coleman On How To Measure Impact & Create Positive Social Change With Human Centred Design

On Episode 98 of Impact Boom, Durell Coleman shares some of the positive social impact being created through his consultancy DC Design, whilst exploring how to use human centred design and the design thinking process to create exciting and meaningful impact. 

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Susan Aktemel On Advice & Tips To Help Social Entrepreneurs Succeed.

On Episode 93 of Impact Boom, Susan Aktemel of Homes For Good provides insights into the key factors which created a thriving social enterprise environment in Scotland, shares tips on getting finance and talks about how to create a positive and collaborative work environment.

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Mark Daniels On An Untapped Social Procurement Treasure Chest That Could Create Enormous Social Impact

On Episode 90 of Impact Boom, Mark Daniels of Social Traders shares his experience and opportunities for social procurement, as well as providing strong insights into the future of the social enterprise sector and tips for social entrepreneurs.

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David LePage On Recreating Relationships To Transform Communities With Mission-Driven Social Entrepreneurship

On Episode 86 of Impact Boom, David LePage of Buy Social Canada & Chair of the Social Enterprise World Forum discusses how business models may contribute to and not just extract value from communities, he talks about the shift in the social enterprise sector and shares important traits of successful social entrepreneurs (and how they commonly fail) in the lead up to this year's World Forum.

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Dave Hakkens On Tackling The World's Plastic Waste Problem & Creating Initiatives That Change The World

On Episode 84 of Impact Boom, Dave Hakkens talks about his journey so far with Precious Plastic, as well as sharing his insights on the internet as a tool for creating positive social impact and how best to turn ideas into outcomes that change the world for the better.

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Sarah Chisholm On Building Sustainable Social Enterprises In The Waste Services Sector

On Episode 79 of Impact Boom, Sarah Chisholm of Community Resources Ltd. shares strong experience from 20 years working in the social enterprise sector, providing insights into 4 impactful enterprises in the waste services sector. Sarah also provides useful advice for social entrepreneurs who are keen to make a difference.

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Impact! Women In Social Enterprise: Panel Discussion

On April 6, IMPACT! Social Enterprise hosted its first 2018 event, in conjunction with Visible Ink Youth Space and Impact Boom. IMPACT! Is a youth run organisation educating youth on social enterprise methods. Held at Visible Ink, a sold-out crowd engaged with a Women in Social Enterprise panel and Q&A. The night produced interesting debate around the use of language, intersectionality and lived experiences...

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Prof. Jo Barraket On What You Need To Know To Help Social Enterprise Thrive & Create Positive Change

On Episode 72 of Impact Boom, Prof. Jo Barraket of the Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne, provides strong insights from over 20 years experience as Australia's premier researcher in Social Enterprise. Jo shares excellent opportunities for impact entrepreneurs, government and the not-for-profit sector in order for them to create sustainable change.

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