Social enterprises are key to building thriving rural communities. With the potential to offer sustainable economic development, employment opportunities, community cohesion, and more, rural social entrepreneurs are some of the key figures in their communities/backbone. However, these rural social enterprises face unique challenges, from trouble finding funding to networking and collaborating with other social entrepreneurs, from market size to lack of relevant infrastructure and services and more. This means a one-size-fits-all approach to social enterprise development just doesn't work for rural social enterprises.
That's why we're sitting down with Matt Pfahlert and Peter Sacco of the Australian Centre for Rural Social Entrepreneurship (ACRE) to talk all about the challenges and opportunities facing rural social entrepreneurs, and the strategies they can employ to make a huge difference in their communities.