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Boost your local economy

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Wayne Lowe is the Business Development Manager for Nambucca Shire Council which is located in the Mid North Coast of NSW. Join us from the comfort of your office on Wednesday 11 November (10am-11am) to learn how Wayne has created employment and business opportunities in an environment which has pockets of extreme disadvantage. From establishing manufacturing clusters to reinvigorating local …

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#14 Flying Pigs at Number 20

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Week 14 of posts to inspire you through the week. Copy the format, engage in the content, learn and grow. We are all on a journey, why not make it a conscious one.  Below:  Leadership, What Matters, Community, Work/Life balance and The Week Ahead.  But first… Don’t wait for time. Make it. Don’t wait for love. Feel it. Don’t wait …

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#9 Flying Pigs at Number 20

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Week 9 of posts to inspire you in your leadership journey and through the week.            Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, …

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#8 Flying Pigs at Number 20

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Week 8 of posts to inspire you in your leadership journey and through the week.  ‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers— That perches in the soul— And sings the tune without the words— And never stops—at all— And sweetest—in the Gale—is heard— And sore must be the storm— That could abash the little Bird That kept so many warm— I’ve heard …

Impact

Engaging disengaged youth PART 3

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If you’ve been following our posts about disengaged youth, and the project I’m developing to create a swag of school based traineeships you might be asking yourself WHY I’m bothering in the first place? I am the owner of a growing business, I have three children and I’m a busy lady.  Why bother getting into the trenches to involve myself in …

Impact

Engaging disengaged youth PART 2

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote about being annoyed by the systems that ‘support’ youth who are disengaged. And I mentioned I was going to do something about it. So, here’s the update. What I mentioned that I was going to do is create an opportunity for young people in my locale in the multimedia industry.  It was going …

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#7 Flying Pigs at Number 20

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#7 Flying Pigs at Number 20 Week 7 of posts to inspire you in your leadership journey and through the week.  These spiritual window-shoppers, who idly ask, ‘How much is that?’ Oh, I’m just looking. They handle a hundred items and put them down, shadows with no capital. What is spent is love and two eyes wet with weeping. But these …

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What’s annoying me today: disengaged youth

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I have a bee in my bonnet. Apparently I’m rather annoying in this frame.  So I thought I’d share it with you.  Maybe there’s something you can do. I’m annoyed. REALLY annoyed that we bang on about a lack of opportunities for young people, in particular opportunities in employment.  The Brotherhood of St. Laurence’s report ‘The Teenage Dream Unravels‘ (March …

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More about SEFA

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Earlier this year I interviewed Hanna Ebeling, Relationship Manager at Social Enterprise Finance Australia (SEFA). Listen to the interview to learn more about SEFA and some handy insights about social finance, the SEFA selection process and ways for social enterprise to survive and thrive. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/196052544?secret_token=s-5IB4g” params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]