What exactly is a social enterprise?

There are lots of social enterprises in Australia – over 20,000 and they employ over 300,000 people. But what actually is a social enterprise. Its not the same as a charity which is regulated by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) . So what is it?

Crowd funding? How to choose the right platform

Crowd funding can be a useful way to raise funds to develop or launch a new product. But there are many different types of crowd funders – so it is important to choose the one that is appropriate for the type of activity they you propose to undertake.

There are four basic types of crowd funders: rewards-based, peer to peer lending, donations and equity. So how do you decide which is the appropriate crowd funding platform for you. Our five questions can help you decide.

Do you “know” your market, or are you guessing?

Don’t underestimate the value of market research. It can save you time and money if you do it BEFORE you develop and launch your product. Don’t make the mistake of finding out TOO LATE that there isn’t a market for your product or service..