Business through the lens of cultural diversity

Business through the lens of cultural diversity I’ve had the privilege of working in a number of cross-cultural contexts over the last ten years: six years spent living and working in Cambodia – running my own business and developing many others, followed by three years working in remote Indigenous Australian community development roles. More recently[…]

Conversations with Emerging Social Entrepreneurs – Winnis Coffee, Phnom Penh

I had the privilege of re-connecting with a young Cambodian social entrepreneur we’ve known for some time while visiting clients in Phnom Penh recently. We have known Win (from Winnis Coffee) for many years, as he had been part of the Entrepreneur Life program we ran several years ago when we lived in Cambodia (delivered[…]

Michelle’s Story – Divine Pizza & Ribs, Phnom Penh

Along the journey of delivering the Entrepreneur Life Program, we established a number of important connections with locally based expats who had a passion for mentoring young Cambodian business leaders and those who could assist with training on topics relevant to ethical business management. Among those we connected with was Michelle Murray an American missionary[…]

7 New Social Business Models in Australia

New Social Business Models in Australia There are some amazing new and innovative social business models emerging here in Australia. In fact, I love that Australians are now seeing the opportunities in starting social businesses that meet market niches and can offer creative ways of adding value to communities locally and abroad. Here are 7[…]

The social revolution: What is Social Business?

The rise (and rise) of social business models is sparking a revolution across many traditional markets. This is quite remarkable considering that only 10 years ago – no-one really talked about social businesses! Back then, when it was very much considered an alternative business model, you would often only hear references of it in relation[…]

Sopheak’s Story (The Snacker, Phnom Penh Cambodia)

The first time I met Sopheak was as part of our introduction session to the Entrepreneur Life (EL) program (2011). He was one of 15 young aspiring entrepreneurs who started in our program that same year. Sopheak was sociable and easy to connect with. I would often find him telling a funny story or joking[…]