building better businesses for a better society & environment
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We work to achieve social and environmental sustainability for individuals, communities and society. We believe that business is uniquely positioned to lead this work through the creation of an economy with people, not profit, at its heart.
Many small things will contribute to this big change. Our contribution is to offer strategy and support to big business to help solve these challenges and make the most of these opportunities.
We operate as a social enterprise which means the profits are used to develop free/low cost resources and support for small to medium enterprises.
what we do
We do four things:
Deliver expert consultancy services to business, not-for-profits, and government.
Use the majority of our profits to create accessible, low-cost toolkits, resources, and support for small to medium enterprises to help them become purpose-driven and more sustainable
Develop and support strong, effective networks of like-minded businesses to work together for collaboration and collective impact.
Work to prove purpose-driven, sustainable businesses can deliver transformational change at a regional level.
our consultancy services
We adopt the rigorous research and analysis traditionally used in areas like social impact, organisational design and community development and apply them to business problems to develop mutually-beneficial, sustainable outcomes.
When undertaking our research, analysis and strategy development we continuously seek to achieve three things:
Build trust between stakeholders;
Ensure a net positive impact through value chains; and
Seek alignment between business purpose and community needs and opportunities.
Our services include offering support, advice, training and strategy.
our business model
Social enterprise is an emerging business model that:
Primarily trades goods and/or services and seeks to achieve a profit.
Is driven by a purpose focussed on a social and/or environmental issue.
Uses the majority of its profits to contribute to that social and/or environmental purpose.
Many Small Things is proud to be a social enterprise and member of the Queensland Social Enterprise Council and its Sunshine Coast Regional Chapter.
How we work
Passionate | Innovative | Rigourous | Inclusive
We believe that you need to practice what you preach. That doesn't make us perfect but it does mean that we are out there, like you, trying to make a business work in the most responsible and sustainable way possible.
A big part of this is making sure that we are delivering value to our customers and their stakeholders. We develop a tailored approach to make sure we are solving the problems which need to be solved and you are getting the most value out of your investment.
We are in it for the long haul which means we are uncompromising in operating with integrity and rigour. We do what we say and say what we mean. We are not here to play games or cut corners but deliver positive, sustainable outcomes for all.
We are big fans of supporting strong and vibrant regional communities, which is why we are based on Queensland's dynamic Sunshine Coast. Thankfully we live in the 21st Century, which means that through the amazing power of the internet we are are only an email, phone call or teleconference away from supporting your business, wherever you are in the world.