The Small Business advantage

Globalisation, online competition, energy prices, low economic growth: we are all aware of the challenges. Small business has a natural advantage, however. We are embedded in our community and have the opportunity to build and reinforce our networks of stake holders. Great Notion, Griffith University and the Circular Economy Labs have put together a networking […]

Why value values?

The notion of values being core to business success is not restricted to the profit-for-purpose sector, impact investing or philanthropic work. Brand strategy approaches like Simon Senik’s Why, the Business Model Canvas, or the currently fashionable disrupt to succeed approach are all based on identifying the value that you offer to your customer and placing […]

THRIVE: Small Business in the Circular Economy

Attendees to Small Business Week on Southbank are invited to discover the opportunities presented by the Circular Economy at Griffith University, Southbank at 10am on May 30. Circular Economy opportunities in Australia alone represent billions of dollars of dormant value that can be released by Small and Medium Enterprises focused on the sector. “Many companies […]

Unpacking the Circular Economy

The circular economy differs from a linear economy because the output of one process is the input of another. The available outputs of the food production are uneaten vegetable matter and sewage from which we can harvest nutrients, energy, water and solid waste. Natural ecosystems are circular in that plants and animals accumulate nutrients and […]

Qld to break Greenwash barrier

Launching the Circular Economy Lab in Fortitude Valley yesterday evening, the Minister for Arts, Science and Environment, Leeanne Enoch, said that Queensland has committed $150,000 to the lab as part of its commitment to protect the natural assets of the State, such as the Great Barrier Reef.

SnöApe emodies Great Notion thinking

Snöape’s founder, Benjamin Monteiro, studies business and marketing with Great Notion founder, Geoff Ebbs, at Griffith University. Launched in February 2019, Snöape is based on the business model developed with Geoff and embodies the Great Notion approach. Ben decided to create a business in the way that he believes a business should be run.  Ben […]