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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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The radical Christian roots of co-ops

The roots of the commitment to ‘civil society’ and co-operatives can be found in traditional/radical Christian social thought and across theological divides. The Protestant Levellers and Diggers of 17th century England, as well as John Wesley, who worked to establish co-operatives and credit unions to promote associative welfare amongst people living in ...
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Report from recent CoopWorkshop (Community Development – what Australia can learn from Asia’s Credit Co-ops)

Community Finance – Community Development: what Australia can learn from Asia’s Credit Co-ops Some CoopWorkshop notes A recent CoopWorkshop, initiated by Cardijn Community Australia, in association with Earthworker Co-operative and Uniting Church in Australia (Victoria and Tasmania) was held on Saturday the 6th of July, the international day of the co-operative. It ...
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Australia-Italy Comparative Co-operative Symposium

Australia-Italy Comparative Co-operative Symposium 25th-26th Jul 2013 Image via Post Growth Institute The Co-operative Research Group will host the third and final symposia related to the Italy/Australia Co-operatives Research Project on Thursday 25 July and Friday 26 July 2013. This project brings together co-operative researchers from Italy and Australia to compare ...
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Job Satisfaction and Worker Co-operatives

Symposium on Job Satisfaction and Worker Co-operatives - 24th Jul 2013 Dave Kerin This symposium explores the relationship between worker co-operatives and job satisfaction. Are worker co-operatives more successful in increasing worker satisfaction than other forms of business enterprise? The keynote speaker is Dr. Ermanno Tortia, from the School of Economics ...
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