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Australia’s Gen Z is eager to find success as creative and social entrepreneurs

Gen Z rank starting a social media-based business as the best pathway to success, followed by networking or launching a start-up, according to the second chapter of NAB’s whitepaper, Rethink Success.

Australia’s first dedicated online portal for social enterprise opportunities has launched

Social Change Central is Australia’s first dedicated online social enterprise opportunities portal, and is the brainchild of social entrepreneur and Myer Foundation Fellow, Jay Boolkin, and corporate lawyer turned social entrepreneur, Anne Lennon.

These four social enterprises are entering the Dragons’ Den – one winner will take...

This year, 36 Australian businesses completed TDi’s six-month Two Feet program, which teaches social entrepreneurs how to do good, make money and ensure they have a scalable business that can take on investment capital.

These five social start-ups were funded at Chivas Regal’s ‘The Venture’ final in New...

The Venture, luxury whisky Chivas Regal’s search to find and support the most innovative startups from across the world, rewarded five social enterprises the remaining share of their $1million annual fund at their Final Event in New York City.

James Chalmers, 2012 Social Entrepreneur (Anthill 30under30)

Townsqr seeks to encourage stronger networking and fund raising for community projects at the local level, where donors can readily experience the effects of their contributions. While still preparing its formal launch, Townsqr will operate as a not-for-profit social network.

Hugh Whalan, 2011 Anthill 30under30 Honourable Mention

Hugh Whalan is bringing clean energy solutions to the developing world. The problem is not that there aren't enough innovative products to aid the poor, says Whalan. It's that supply and distribution challenges make it difficult for those products to ever arrive. Impact Energies was founded to combat these challenges by pairing microfinance with a new model to coordinate product distribution from factories to villages in West Africa.

Personal branding: Are you the real deal?

It's becoming impossible to get through the day without hearing some expert or other holding forth about personal branding. But could we be at risk of taking ourselves too seriously?

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5 Ways to get more out of your coffee shop meetings...

Far too much time is wasted in coffee shop meetings. More often than not, the conversation falls off topic, interruptions cause distractions and, before you know it, the meeting is over and you’ve achieved nothing. That’s what Antony Gaddie calls a Coffee and Doughnut meeting. You get a coffee and… zero. He’s the founder of Green Ant Marketing and he shared with us (over coffee) five things that you can do to help you make the most of your coffee shop meetings.

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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