Community

Staying afloat in Regional, Rural and Remote Communities.

Staying afloat requires careful financial management during droughts

Staying afloat in a changing and challenging world. In this fast-changing world, we all have to meet the challenges and evolve at breakneck speed to keep up. Unfortunately, doing so often involves a high human and financial cost. With the unrelenting pace of technological achievement and globalisation, coupled with an ever-growing strain on relationships and…

Read More

Trickle-down economics and drought

Trickle-down economics and non-profits are poor substitutes for entrepreneurial action.

Livestock feed farmers, farmers feed businesses, they feed employees who feed citizens. Why are governments so obsessed with non-profits, when those who generate jobs and ideas for their communities but are disqualified from funding grants because of inappropriate policy settings? Is making a profit still a dirty word? Why should businesses spend their earnings helping…

Read More

Future-proofing towns in regional areas.

Future-proofing towns must never be ignored.

Future-proofing towns move farmers and communities away from the breaking points. Much has been said about droughts and flooding rains since Dorothea Mackellar wrote her famous poem. Unfortunately, in recent years little has been put in place towards future-proofing or drought-proofing our regional, rural and remote areas. There is never enough action to match the…

Read More

Cancer in your business is unhealthy.

Don't let cancer kill your business.

Don’t overlook cancer in your business during drought. Cancer in your business or your community can be just as hard to spot as a cancer on the back of your leg. A cancer diagnosis can turn anyone’s life upside down, but for business owners the diagnosis can put their business at risk.  Cancer in your…

Read More

Healthy people build healthy communities.

Healthy people equals healthy communities

Or is it healthy communities build healthy people In my experience healthy people is one aspect of community and business development often overlooked, leaving the problems and frustrations to the health professionals who are so overworked in smaller communities they become reactive, not proactive. The solution lies in having the business and non-profit organisations working…

Read More

Supporting regional towns and villages.

Supporting regional towns builds our country.

Many forget about supporting regional towns and villages Many forget about supporting regional towns and villages struggling with globalisation, new technology, sponge cities, drought and other adversities, many of them impacting at the same time. We must act, or many will cease to exist and where will be when it comes to food, fibre and…

Read More

Health and well-being outcomes are important to me

A case study: by Peter Sergeant There is nothing better than watching the world go by in the comfort of a beautiful regional community, where people care and look out for each other. A community where health and well-being are a priority. But, ‘pushing the envelope’ trying to get too much out of your business…

Read More

Drought struggles are commonplace in our regional towns and villages.

Drought struggles impact community members and eventually big cities

Drought struggles hit the farmers first, business second, the town’s residents next and then the cities. Australia is vulnerable and has brought sharply into focus in recent drought struggles, and the flooding rains in far north Queensland. Droughts, flooding rains and fire are, and always will be, part of the Australian environment, and it is…

Read More

Regional hotspot for small business

Regional hotspot for creativity and innovation

Regional areas can enhance your lifestyle and business With all the evolving technologies and globalisation, our regions have become the ideal place to start and run a business, non-profit organisation or advisory practice. Regional areas are a hotspot for improving lifestyles and business operations Businesses with technology competencies are more confidently relocating to our regional,…

Read More