Since the socially aware era of the 1960s the concept of impact investing has been steadily gaining momentum.
Now, a growing body of evidence indicates impact investing has moved well beyond casual philanthropy, hitting the mainstream and offering a very real financial return.
Your business concept might be unique, or your technology cutting edge but according to a study by Harvard Business Review regardless of whether you’re a not-for-profit or a bank, all paths to business success are the same.
With many startups recently hitting the news for successfully hitting funding rounds, it’s easy to believe that startup success happens overnight. As with all success stories, it’s usually the result of many years of hard work, solid foundations for business growth and having great people behind you.
Some entrepreneurs may be born, but with the right education and employment policies we can do more to encourage entrepreneurship.
Eight years after the crash, global unemployment remains above its pre-crisis levels, and according to the International Labour Organization it’s still increasing.
This is an exciting time to be founding or growing a social enterprise in Australia. We have summarised some fantastic opportunities as a cheat-sheet to help Aussie entrepreneurs and enterprises succeed.