Workshop on micro enterprises (and nano enterprises)

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On the sixth of September, Gary attended a Queensland Social Enterprise Council workshop about supporting micro enterprises.  It was a fascinating discussion with insights shared by experienced operators of some great Queensland Social Enterprises.  The discussion noted that it is often useful to separate micro enterprises from nano enterprises.  Where a nano enterprise only involves one employee and has a turnover of less than 1 million dollars.  Whereas, a micro business has 2 to 8 employees and a turnover of between one and two million dollars.

Gary used the opportunity why Australians with disability are attracted to nano, micro or even small business.  Some are attracted to the idea of monetising a hobby/craft.  There are a number of reasons to do this including the benefits of increase agency, dignity and social connection.  There is also some great affirmation that comes from being paid to provide advice, a service or a product.

The platform is delighted to be a member of QSEC.  Events like this one are a great opportunity to hear new ideas, to network and benefit from the experiences of other members of the Queensland social enterprise sector.

On the sixth of September, Gary attended a Queensland Social Enterprise Council workshop about supporting micro enterprises.  It was a fascinating discussion with insights shared by experienced operators of some great Queensland Social Enterprises.  The discussion noted that it is often useful to separate micro enterprises from nano enterprises.  Where a nano enterprise only involves one employee and has a turnover of less than 1 million dollars.  Whereas, a micro business has 2 to 8 employees and a turnover of between one and two million dollars. Gary used the opportunity why Australians with disability are attracted to nano, micro or even small business.  Some are attracted to the idea of monetising a hobby/craft.  There are a number of reasons to do this including the benefits of increase agency, dignity and social connection.  There is also some great affirmation that comes from being paid to provide advice, a service or a product. The platform is delighted to be a member of QSEC.  Events like this one are a great opportunity to hear new ideas, to network and benefit from the experiences of other members of the Queensland social enterprise sector.  

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