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Community Builders Webinar Series
October 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Our popular webinar series is back this month to discover how rural communities are innovating during a pandemic. Our free webinar series is open to anyone with an interest in the progress of small towns and regional communities.
This week we’re featuring two stories of rural entrepreneurialism from opposite sides of the nation, looking at the opportunities being uncovered during Covid-19.
These unprecedented times have been a catalyst for many new ideas, partnerships, innovations and collaborations, nowhere more so than rural Australia.
We will discuss how rural communities need to create entrepreneurial development ecosystems by discussing case studies from Central Western New South Wales and the Wheatbelt in Western Australia.
This week, Community Builders will feature Jillian Kilby. Jillian runs The Exchange in central western New South Wales, where the abandoned former Dubbo post office, circa 1880, has been transformed into a startup community with over 170 members and regular events. It attracts small businesses, startups, new partnerships and new ideas from the surrounding farming communities and has been a fascinating success story for over two years.
Joining Jillian is Caroline Robinson who operates the Wheatbelt Business Network from the small town of Narrabeen. The organisation is young, dynamic and creates a very positive difference for small businesses. They have been around for a decade and represent over 300 businesses in 44 Wheatbelt shires spanning a diverse range of industries and include the local government and non-profit sector.
Week 1: 1 October 4pm-5pm AEST | The rebirth of rural entrepreneurialism
Week 2: 8 October 4pm-5pm AEST | Mobilising young people in regional areas
Week 3: 15 October 4pm-5pm AEST | Opportunities for events and tourism during Covid-19.
Week 4: 22 October 4pm-5pm AEST | Attracting and supporting women in small towns
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