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Business Modelling

 
BUSINESS MODELLING/DESIGN & STRATEGY: Strategic support to key players in the bilum sector

BUSINESS MODELLING/DESIGN & STRATEGY: Strategic support to key players in the bilum sector

The Australian Government engaged The Difference Incubator (TDi), with support from Abt Associates, to provide strategic support to key players along the bilum value chain, to enhance the financial sustainability and impact of the sector. Specifically, TDi was tasked to: Market – work with Among Equals, a major international bilum buyer, to support them to build out a more sustainable business model and grow their sales, Suppliers – identify the training needs of key weaver groups, keeping in mind the needs of international buyers such as Among Equals, Platform - support Florence Jaukae, to strengthen the sustainability of the Goroka Bilum Festival and her other bilum businesses. VIEW FULL CASE STUDY

Hepburn Wind: diversifying revenue streams for a co-operative

Hepburn Wind: diversifying revenue streams for a co-operative

In 2018, energy co-operative, Hepburn Wind, approached TDi to help them assess options for diversifying their revenue streams. The co-operative’s management team had skilfully navigated the business through many years of uncertain government policy. When we met them, record energy prices and their skilled management had meant that they finally had some financial runway to rethink their longer-term strategy. VIEW FULL CASE STUDY

Wicking Trust/Equity Trustees: validating social enterprise business model

Wicking Trust/Equity Trustees: validating social enterprise business model

The Wicking Trust is one of many philanthropic trusts Equity Trustees manages in perpetuity, bringing leadership and vision to the yearly fulfilment of the wishes of the Trust’s founders. As often occurs, this philanthropic trust not being an expert in social enterprise needed help to ensure that a grant application would be a wise use of its funds. A promising new social enterprise had submitted a grant application that delivered on the core aspirations of the Wicking Trust. It is ambitious with a powerful business model and was requesting a substantial grant.  Equity Trustees approached TDi to assess this enterprise and validate its business model, giving advice on the risk to The Wicking Trust. VIEW FULL CASE STUDY

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