projecteverest

Archived
Social Consulting

ARCHIVE: Social Consulting Fiji

63
310
78
85

We're trying to figure out a way to sustainably offer consulting services to entrepreneurs in developing economies. 

More >

Idea Submissions

Filters

Tags

Tags

View More

Status Labels

Status Labels

View More

Top Contributors

  1. Soni Lawson
    5 pts
  2. Georgie Scott
    3 pts
  3. Adrian Brossard
    2 pts
  4. William Lee
    2 pts

View leaderboard

Sort by
Idea thumbnail

After passing the halfway point for the SoCon Team in Fiji, we decided some of our goals required re-evalution after encountering some ‘blocks’ (see Blocks for SoCon). Our original goals can be found (see SoCon’s February direction) on Crowdicity, but meetings with stakeholders and workshop attendance requires a new strategy to be implemented coming into the latter half of the project. Our main focus now is working towards ensuring the longevity of SoCon and preparing to position...

Christopher Lawn
by Christopher Lawn
2 Votes
Comments 4
Christopher Lawn
Idea thumbnail

On the 8th of February we travelled to Suva and were faced with some challenges which will redirect our path for the month. On the same day, the remaining members of the team facilitated the first two SPBD workshops in the Lautoka offices. From this events, we came into a number of blocks, which we are now negotiating in the latter half of project.   Block One - Accreditation Process   Our first meeting was with Linda from FHEC and David from TCF. The January team established...

Christina Gell
by Christina Gell
3 Votes
Comments 2
Christina Gell
Idea thumbnail

Yesterday a team of eight people from PE travelled up the valley to attend a village visit in Sautabu Village. The team was a mixture of trekkers from all three projects with two representatives from SoCon and Fuel, plus four from Farm Ed. The team went with the purpose of presenting a united Project Everest front and pitching the varied but interlinked services of SoCon, Fuel and FarmEd. Further, all the teams had differing purposes for attending the village, and therefore the whole trip...

Courtney Daley
by Courtney Daley
2 Votes
Comments 0
Courtney Daley

SoCon has now entered the growth stage. Utilising lean startup methodology SoCon conducted 7 workshops to 73 different customers. This resulted in 77 cash sales netting $980 in revenue. SoCon is no longer a project, if executed correctly SoCon could potentially become self sufficient with various sources of cash flow before the end of 2018.   Vision SoCon aims to address the UN sustainable development goals, specifically:   Goal 01: No Poverty Goal 04: Quality...

Alex Winiarski
by Alex Winiarski
6 Votes
Comments 0
Alex Winiarski
Idea thumbnail

We drove into Suva bright and early ready for a big day. We had 5 meetings planed and ended up having 6.   Our first meeting was with Manisha from the economics planning division of the Youth Entrepreneurial Scheme (YES). YES offers training and incubation for youth that present outstanding and innovative business ideas. Notably, they offer training with little business knowledge or experience required, but they must have a viable innovative idea. We proposed that SoCon deliver...

Courtney Daley
by Courtney Daley
3 Votes
Comments 0
Courtney Daley

Based on the current financial and business consulting services conducted by the team in Fiji, I have the following advice.  I believe that the idea sounds really, really interesting and rather scalable and diverse.  I've actually always considered the potential for a similar venture that I know of in Australia to be replicated in a similar manner to the service you described in the post. It takes a similar idea and instead uses it to financially consult and empower women in developing...

James Balzer
by James Balzer
1 Votes
Comments 0
James Balzer

Today was SoCon's first trip to Lautoka. The area manager for SPBD, Vani, booked in two workshops from us today with the SME ladies.  We had 18 ladies attend our first workshop at 1100 and 12 attend the afternoon workshop at 1400. It was a definite success for our first trip and workshop in the area and great to be able to make that ground for the Feb team to continue with. The major successes of the day were: Great audience participation and engagement which was more evenly...

Georgia
by Georgia
2 Votes
Comments 0
Georgia
by
Georgia

Alex and I met with Sunil from the Technical College of Fiji. We gained an insight into the services offered by the technical college and gained a strong relationship with Sunil. Initially, he was not interested in the idea of having a 'business' school in his Technical college, however, once we explained that we were thinking about attaching the SoCon workshops as more of a secondary option in the Technical College, such as running a workshop on a Friday afternoon, he was much more...

Adrian Zaknich
by Adrian Zaknich
4 Votes
Comments 1
Adrian Zaknich

This evening we had our handover with the Feb team. We covered the main points of what we had been working on over the month, including logistics, workshops, modules, stakeholders, handover, and data integration. Feb - it was great to meet some of you and we're excited for you to get here and carry on where we leave off. If you have any questions, please hit us up!

Georgia
by Georgia
3 Votes
Comments 0
Georgia
by
Georgia

Today we finally made contact with Jay who is the SPBD area manager for Suva and Sigatoka.  We originally wanted to run workshops in Suva and Sigatoka this week but unfortunately he is unavailable. However, we have one workshop time tentatively available for next week in Suva. Jay originally informed us that he could not organise Sigatoka workshops for next week due to booking conflicts at their office but we are trying to offer other options to mitigate the block, such as providing our...

Georgia
by Georgia
3 Votes
Comments 0
Georgia
by
Georgia
Share