Black-tie dinner to end homelessness – Really?

Black-tie dinner to end homelessness – Really?

Fancy dining experiences and black-tie functions seem to be somewhat becoming a trend in fundraising lately. However, does that extravagance hurt the cause more than it helps? With several charities taking this approach, it is increasingly coming under scrutiny and becoming much criticised. People have more than often voiced disappointment over such classy evenings being nothing more than another stunt for corporate profiling.

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Financing your Entrepreneurial Venture – An Overview

Financing your Entrepreneurial Venture – An Overview

Considering that Australia has a comparatively high percentage of people who are currently aspiring to start their own business over the next 5 years, this topic is highly contemporary and one much sought after.

One is correct in assuming that most successful businesses have a robust plan and thus, as a first set of action, one should put their thoughts down on paper. A Business Plan provides clarity and direction and is result of extensive research. However, that is for another day. (more…)

On the Streets with the Fortuna Foundation Team

On the Streets with the Fortuna Foundation Team

Meet Skewie. Yesterday, we had dinner with our friend, Skewie.

He is a mid-aged guy with four grown-up kids. When he found that his beloved was cheating on him, he decided to leave home. He has been homeless from nearly four years now and can pretty much always be found near IGA at Leederville. “She is their mother…I have never told my children and I don’t intend to”…

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Seven tips to travel on a budget

Seven tips to travel on a budget

Careful planning can help you enjoy a great holiday, whatever your budget.
Does it feel like ages since your last holiday? Maybe with responsibilities like paying off your credit card, saving for your first home, or paying back your university fees, your next holiday still seems a long way off…

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