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Brisbane’s Hydric Media works with brands to create apps for music discovery

Testament to the increasing popularity of streaming music, Spotify today announced that it breached the 140 million active user mark, with 48 million of those signing up for the platform’s paid service. To allow other businesses to pivot off this success, the company released its own API toolkit, offering a helping hand to startups such … Read more

BON VOYAGE: WHY BOUTIQ’S FOUNDER HAS LITTLE CHOICE BUT TO RELOCATE HIS START-UP OFFSHORE

With the abolishment of 457 visas, a much-talked-about concern amongst start-ups has been that it will be harder to secure skilled labour, especially as large, international competitors continue to lure local talent with competitive salary packages. What has received less attention is the fact that the reforms will make it difficult for some entrepreneurs, such … Read more

Ipswich digital hub wins council national award

“Ipswich has been recognised as a national leader in innovation for its work to establish startup hub Fire Station 101. Ipswich City Council took out the Innovative Management Initiative Award at the Local Government Professionals Australia National Congress event held in Hobart overnight. It follows the council winning the Queensland award for innovation earlier this year. Mayor … Read more

21st Century Corporate Citizenship : A Practical Guide to Delivering Value to Society and your Business (ebook)

Authors: Dave Stangis and Katherine Valvoda Smith A practical guide to building a successful business in the modern day. It is a book about leveraging all the tools, trends and assets at the disposal of business to drive bottom-line results, value chain resiliency, productivity, innovation, long-term shareowner value, and benefit for the community. This is … Read more

Mission Control : How Nonprofits and Governments Can Focus, Achieve More, and Change the World (ebook)

Author: Liana Downey In the last ten years the number of nonprofits and social sector organizations has grown by almost 25 percent, while charitable giving declined 30 percent over the same period. As a result, many organizations are chasing grants, tweaking and adding to their core activities to match what they think funders are looking … Read more

Cafe society: the regional enterprises putting the community before profit : Regional social enterprises are often hubs that serve the population beyond creating jobs and services

“Next to the baskets of plums sitting on the wooden table outside a Castlemaine cafe is a handwritten sign encouraging those passing to help themselves. It seems to be working – the basket is almost empty. The free fruit is an initiative of The Local, a new social enterprise cafe in Castlemaine in the heart … Read more

Connecting to Change the World : Harnessing the Power of Networks for Social Impact (ebook)

Authors: Peter Plastrik, Madeleine Taylor, and John Cleveland Something new and important is afoot. Nonprofit and philanthropic organizations are under increasing pressure to do more and to do better to increase and improve productivity with fewer resources. Social entrepreneurs, community-minded leaders, nonprofit organizations, and philanthropists now recognize that to achieve greater impact they must adopt … Read more