International Day of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

The United Nations has designated 27 June 2017 as the first International Day for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises! For ABV this is fantastic news as building the capacities of small business has been what we have been doing for more than 35 years. It’s clear that...

Empowering Cambodian women to build their businesses

Above Lot 369 café in the rapidly developing neighbourhood around Phnom Penh’s Russian Market is a small social enterprise with some big ideas for the women of Cambodia. SHE (Support Her Enterprise) Investments was set up a couple of years ago by two young Aussies,...

Contributing to a fair-trade business’s sustainability

Craft Beauty staff are in no doubt about the impact four Australian volunteer assignments have had on their organisation. From the use of Photoshop, to more focus on team-work, to the use of the design cycle for planning and improvement, the staff can list many...

Assisting small business in rural Philippines

Roscini Eugenio beams as she shows the building extension which has doubled the size of her bakery and grocery shop in Roxas on the Philippines island of Mindoro. “Dante’s ideas and the skills he taught us were really important in making our business grow” she says....
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