Capacity creation everyone’s quandary

More money is only one aspect of capacity creation.

Capacity creation does not happen by chance It is incredible how your problem-solving improves if you look closely enough. Here we see grains of ordinary beach sand under the microscope. Capacity creation starts at the grassroots and working with what you have available to you. Meaningful global change needs strategic responses and an increase in…

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Value chains become crystal balls

Value chains improve performance.

Value chains increase capacity to get things done Value chains are also known as supply chains. Let’s say you are a small regional community. Imagine your businesses are competing against genuinely global, multi-service, and low-cost digital manufacturers. Customers access their accounts through their mobile phones, paying with a tap on their wearables and learning heaps…

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Dying communities need entrepreneurs

Dying communities require entrepreneurs.

Dying communities have people chasing two rabbits but never gets either I get a little frustrated when people tell me their town is boring or worse still dying. That’s because, from my outside point of view, your town is not dying. It’s just exactly what it is now, no more or less. To some extent,…

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Healthy citizens, healthy communities

Make healthy citizens a priority

 Don’t be downhearted; a few actions make a big difference In my experience healthy citizens are one aspect of community and business development is often overlooked by people involved. The health problems and frustrations to the health professionals. They become reactive, not proactive in smaller towns and village as they become overworked. The solution lies…

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Prosperity creation small regional towns

Prosperity creation is not about luck.

Doesn’t matter where you talk as long as you talk A key to the prosperity creation issues of smaller communities and villages is they choose to stay comfortable. Moreover, when they want to stay comfortable, the status quo remains and, the community never moves forward. An individual’s actions and words can enable others to be…

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Enabling real people build communities

Enabling the people builds communities

It is the people who will make the difference By enabling and supporting real people working together,  you can build a thriving regional, rural or remote community. You can do this by, using the right tools, processes and be providing outcomes everyone who lives there is looking for. Here are some suggestions: Conscious community development…

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Struggles destroy community prosperity

Struggles can lead to failure.

We all seek to overcome the struggles in our lives A mistake or continuing struggles can be devastating but can be averted. Unfortunately, there is a flip side to success; it is called failure. I believe one of the things which cause setbacks in regional, rural and remote communities is the much-dreaded word ‘failure’ as…

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Community performance counts

Improve community performance where it counts.

Ever wonder why some communities work better than others? Whatever you do make sure the community performance makes you happy and the people in the community happy. It is the integration of social, environmental and economic objectives and strategies which will best address regional community performance. Small businesses are tired of working with companies and…

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Community websites need redesigning

Community websites you window to the world

Why should you educate people in redesigning community websites? Redesigning is often one of the last things you think about in regional communities. There always seem to be more important things to do. After all,  community websites are just websites, or are they? However, it’s critical to learn about, understand and acknowledge the role your…

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Infrastructure keeps communities vibrant

Old infrastructure could be utilised differently.

Infrastructure decisions should rest in the hands of its people Local governments provide many services to the community including infrastructure in the form of buildings, recreational facilities and public amenities. Governments often have long-term plans to maintain and improve existing facilities, but this often lag behind community expectations. Funding for infrastructure is usually provided on a…

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