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Get Mutual links to CoopWorkshop

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) has launched Get Mutual, a new online resource on setting up and running co-operatives. Get Mutual links to helpful organisations, advisors and experienced professionals to help with people’s co-operative developments. CoopWorkshop is proud to be listed by Get Mutual as an advisory group. Visit the Get Mutual ...
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Rage, lament and co-operative hope

Workshopper, Tim Wallace offers us his thoughts on the recent CoopWorkshop, Buying back the farm ... with Senator Madigan and Assistant Secretary Moase and Fish Farmer Chignell. CoopWorkshop was inspired by the deep values expounded the Senator, the vision of the union official and the hope for new co-operative enterprise ...
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Buying back the farm: cooperating for sustainability on the land

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 7pm Melbourne Book here Climate change and encroachment by mining is causing rapid change in rural communities across Australia. With greater concentration of ownership and less diversity in farming communities, people from across social and political divides are looking for alternative ways to sustainably address the problem of food ...
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Changing Work / Making Change

Our first CoopWorkshop is coming up. The upcoming Workshop is entitled: Changing Work / Making Change: Cooperatives and the Solidarity Economy and has been organised in association with Borderlands Co-Operative. It will be exploring problems with our current economic system and its failure to provide secure, dignified livelihoods for many people. ...
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Five ingredients for co-op success

Want to find out the ingredients for co-operative success? A new report from a NSW Government department finds that these five factors are key to co-op start-ups thriving into the future:  Genuine need or economic role for the co-operative Thorough business planning Committed members and board with clear understanding of the objectives Financial accountability Professional support ...
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Indigenous Australian Entrepreneurship

BRW has outlined (Published 22 November 2013) an exciting project: Aboriginal entrepreneurs start indigenous consulting firm with PricewaterhouseCoopers PwC Indigenous Consulting chief executive Jason Eades says the firm has a clear focus on indigenous-related work, which he believes is a market worth around $50 million. Photo: John Woudstra BRW says: Four Aboriginal entrepreneurs ...
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