Our Collaborative Community Movement

by C  Craig Babic

Ended on January 18th 2017

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$830AU
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Students, Small Business & Legacy Mentors Collaborate to Help Each Other Grow

I just wanna help!

$5AU
8 of 500 taken

Thanks! You will receive an E-CERTIFICATE of gratitude & appreciation.

I'm a Student! ...or Parent of

$10AU
3 of 100 taken

Thanks! You will receive an E-CERTIFICATE of gratitude & appreciation.

I'm a Supportive Parent

$30AU
2 of 100 taken

Thanks! You will receive an E-CERTIFICATE of gratitude & appreciation, plus INVITATION TO A SEMINAR:- How to overcome Isolated Connectedness as a Student - learn the innovative and disruptive ways OCCM can help university/college students to build an entrepreneurial business to pay off their student loan debt prior to graduation.

I'm a Small Business

$50AU
2 of 100 taken

Thanks! You will receive an E-CERTIFICATE of gratitude & appreciation, plus receive an INVITATION TO A WEBINAR:- How to overcome Isolated Connectedness in Business - learn the innovative and disruptive ways OCCM can engage your customers and local university/college students to grow your business.

I'm a Small Business

$100AU
0 of 50 taken

Thanks! You will receive an E-CERTIFICATE of gratitude & appreciation, plus an INVITATION TO A WEBINAR:- How to overcome Isolated Connectedness in Business - learn the innovative and disruptive ways OCCM can engage your customers and local university/college students to grow your business. You will also receive 'THE ULTIMATE CONNECTORS RESOURCE KIT' by Kerrie L Phipps, Author of 'DO Talk To Strangers' (Leadership Coach, Speaker & Connector).

I'm a Student! or Parent of

$100AU
0 of 50 taken

Thanks! You will receive an E-CERTIFICATE of gratitude & appreciation plus receive an INVITATION TO A WEBINAR:- How to overcome Isolated Connectedness as a Student - learn the innovative & disruptive ways OCCM can help university/college students to build an entrepreneurial business to pay off their student loan debt prior to graduation.
You will also receive 'THE ULTIMATE CONNECTORS RESOURCE KIT' by Kerrie L Phipps, Author of 'DO Talk To Strangers' (Leadership Coach, Speaker & Connector).

I'm a Small Business

$250AU
2 of 20 taken

Thanks! You will receive an E-CERTIFICATE of gratitude & appreciation, plus an INVITATION TO A WEBINAR:- How to overcome Isolated Connectedness in Business - learn the innovative and disruptive ways OCCM can engage your customers and local university/college students to grow your business.
You will also receive 'The Ultimate Connectors Resource Kit' by Kerrie L Phipps, Author of 'DO Talk To Strangers' (Leadership Coach, Speaker & Connector).
In addition you will receive XXXXX

I'm a Kiosk Co-Sponsor!

$3,000AU
0 of 5 taken

Thanks! You will receive an E-CERTIFICATE of gratitude & appreciation.
You will also get CO-BRANDING RIGHTS on an OCCM Interactive Networking/Education Kiosk.
In addition you will also receive ONE-ON-ONE MEETING with the Founder (Mr Craig Babic), face-to-face or Skype, to discuss branding/sponsor opportunity with MeetUp groups operating ex Networking Centre.

I'm a Kiosk Major Sponsor

$5,000AU
0 of 5 taken

Thanks! You will receive an E-CERTIFICATE of gratitude & appreciation.
You will also get BRANDING RIGHTS on an OCCM Interactive Networking/Education Kiosk.
In addition you will also receive ONE-ON-ONE MEETING with the Founder (Mr Craig Babic), face-to-face or Skype, to discuss branding/sponsor opportunity with MeetUp groups operating ex Networking Centre.

I'm a Corporate Community Sponsor

$10,000AU
0 of 10 taken

Thanks! You will receive an E-CERTIFICATE of gratitude & appreciation.
You will also get BRANDING RIGHTS ACROSS AN LGA for OCCM Interactive Networking/Education Kiosks.
You will also receive ONE-ON-ONE MEETING with the Founder (Mr Craig Babic), face-to-face or Skype, to discuss branding/sponsor opportunity with MeetUp groups operating ex Networking Centre.

Pioneers of the 3rd Millennium

Flexible Funding
OurCollaborativeCommunityMo...
education Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

OUR COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY MOVEMENT has been formed to help re-connect the fabric of society – working together as a community, helping our youth pay off their student loan debts!

About

Twelve months ago my 22 year old daughter Andrea decided to fulfil her dream of becoming a school teacher, and enrolled to begin university. As a parent I was thrilled as I knew this had consumed her since leaving school. However, a career opportunity took her straight into the workforce after her HSC, and she made a choice at the time to defer her studies.  

But, having personally just gone through a separation at the time, I was not in the position financially to be able to say ‘here you go darling, I have paid your fees for you!’

Although, in hindsight, I am not sure I would have, if it happened over again this year, and my circumstances were different now. However, a lot has changed since then. 

I have spent the past 12 months doing massive critical thinking around this topic! And an enormous amount of research.

Obviously, I knew I was not alone:- that many other parents were in the same position and could not afford to pay the tuition for their children either.

What I also learned was there is a growing student loan debt in Australia (exceeded $30 billion in 2015, and likely to be upwards of $63 billion by 2019), and in the USA it is fast approaching one billion dollars. What is worse is that a growing number of students/ families alike who believe the answer lies in not repaying the loan (entitlement mentality), or taking as long as possible to do so, in the hope that perhaps it will be written off by the Government of the day.

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This attitude is concerning, and most authorities and media seem to be focussing on the fact that education is becoming less affordable and our Governments are failing our children. It might well be that Governments are not managing the budgets to our satisfaction, but that is a separate issue.

You see, the unaffordability of tertiary education is a reality worldwide. It will neither change in the future, nor will any future Government have any semblance of a budget excess to offer to write off any student loan debts.

We all know a ‘solutions based approach’ is the only way we can really help our youth – the future of this wonderful world we live in!

So, the answer has to lie in students  owning  their debt, taking responsibility, and paying it off sooner, rather than later, so it does not balloon out of control, also saving them from  the pressures, stresses and even depression that this debt puts them under!

Having come to this realisation over the  summer months, I initially set about with one purpose in mind. How might I be able to help my daughter pay off her student loan debt?

It is a burden and stress after all, that as a parent I would love to be able to offer support in some way, so she does not have this pressure hanging over her head well after she has gained her degree.

An interesting thing happened along the way though – I began to look for answers outside the box. I started to think much more laterally.

What if there was a way I could help both my daughter and other people’s sons and daughters? What if there was a way we could all (parents) pull together and help all our children ‘improve their financial positions prior to graduation’? Let’s go even further, what if there was a way the entire community could help every student who invested in themselves to enter the workforce ‘DEBT FREE’!

By owning their debt and accelerating their repayments!

The beauty of critical thinking, when done correctly, is that you ignore the conscious mind telling you there is not currently a way this can be achieved, and you dare to challenge your sub-conscious mind to find a way!

Isolated Connectedness:

This type of thinking, interestingly, took me back to pre-industrialisation, when it took a village to raise a child and I started to realise that our youth are feeling so isolated today. We are all so busy focussing on our own pressures, that as a society we have no time for those amongst us, or around us. It is as if the fabric of our society has fallen apart. In fact, it is not only our children who often have no-one to turn to, we are all experiencing the same problems. They, and us, in business or not, are stressed, depressed, fearful, alone, unhealthy, unhappy, scared and in debt.

What if we could identify a common solution, now that we have identified we all share a common problem, which I refer to as Isolated Connectedness

Despite living in the most connected digital age ever, ISOLATED CONNECTEDNESS is a massive problem for everyone:- both STUDENTS as well as SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS, even the MATURE AGED members of society.

How awesome would that be – finding a common solution!

Well, I have done just that!

 

……and this is where ‘Our Collaborative Community Movement’ was born! 

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Our Community Partners:

Pioneers of the 3rd Millennium:  Australia’s First FREE Mentoring – Young Entrepreneur Incubatorimage

Educator, facilitator, business mentors, offering 2 years FREE business building mentoring, via a world first young entrepreneur program called: 

‘Disruptive Marketing – Thriving In The New World Performance Based Economy’.

This program teaches the students how to network, leverage and mastermind their way to success – building a real business whilst learning these extremely powerful business and life skills. image

Lyoness Cashback Solutions:  The FREE Community Cashback Loyalty Program

  •  the vehicle we will use in year one to teach entrepreneurship (hands-on).
  • we make the youth CEO’s of their own consumer shopping network, marketing a unique, connected, FREE loyalty offering to their neighbourhood showing families how they can SHOP and SAVE, as well as a business opportunity for those more ambitious, wanting to help our students SHARE and EARN an income.

TBA:Optional secondary FREE Enterprise Model will be encouraged in year two, with the choice of an initiative purely at the students’ sole discretion, to further develop their skillsets for running their own businesses.However, should they wish to remain focussed on their existing business they built up in year one, then we will work on compounding the growth and scaling it up tenfold.

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How does the small business benefit?

SME Merchant Partners: the businesses who Adopt the Students and support them

  • revolutionary, savvy business owners who profit-share with their community
  • enormous goodwill created in community, as students are turned into leaders
  • they become profit centres for these businesses who invested in them

imageFuture Youth Club: the home of the Young Entrepreneurs

  • sets challenges and initiatives in the community for the youth tribe to build an
  • active consumer shopping network.
  • ‘who do you know campaigns’ will teach them the fundamentals on how to
  • activate their local community. Showing them how to either a) SAVE MONEY or b) SHARE & EARN

How can parents help?

imageMADD Legacy Mentors : Grey haired members of the community

They volunteer their time to teach our youth how to build relationships in thebusiness community, leverage small businesses, form joint ventures, strategicalliances, get referral business, etc….

Education/Community Partners:

  • Daniel tolson, Tolson Institute, FocalPoint Training
  • Matt Alderton, Alderton Enterprises, Bxponential
  • Natalie Ledwell, Mind Movies, Mind Movies Matrix, Ultimate Success Masterclass
  •  Kerrie Phipps, Leadership Coach, Speaker, Author
  •  Marcia Augusto, Marci Promo
  •   Follow Me (Francesca Moi – The MeetUp Queen) 

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Why a Kiosk?

We will establish Education Hubs/Networking Centres – Touch Screen Kiosks – inside local SME merchants’ businesses in each LGA in the Sydney metro areas within the next 12 months. It will be a place where students go to share the new business model, network with family, friends, peers, and members of the local community. There will be interactive screens, whiteboard animations, business videos, networking tools, etc…

It will be a place where the community connects, shares and builds their networks, as well as supporting and growing local businesses. A WIN/WIN/WIN for everyone!  

How does the student benefit?

Students will literally and physically build their consumer networks around these centres, showing live demonstrations of how small businesses are growing through this disruption marketing initiative that is being driven by the youth. The Millennials will be teaching Gen X and Gen Y how to promote their businesses via social media and the web.

So get on board! Join us in re-connecting the fabric of society! For the sake of our youth!

 

To view the full interview from The Inspiration Show, click here: 

 http://www.mindmovies.com/inspirationshow/index.php?override_for_testing&episode=469

 

 

October 30, 2016

 Public Launch Update

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What an absolute honour it was to launch the movement and campaign at the above event during the week. With a room full of hundreds of successful business owners at the Wesley Mission Conference Centre in the heart of downtown Sydney.

A massive thank you to Matt Alderton from Bxponential and Alderton Enterprises for supporting us on the day, and allowing me to share my vision for the youth of the world!

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SO much interest was generated on the day, with so many people helping and supporting us as well!

TOUCH SCREEN INTERACTIVE KIOSKS

Now, to re-focus on the real mission - to raise funds for the Touch Screen Interactive Kiosks out in the community, to re-connect the community through supporting our youth to pay off their loan debts, as well as helping small business at the same time! 

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We would much rather one percent support of 100 people than 100% support of one! Your donation will matter, regardless of how small or large it might be! $5 will help us towards our goal as much as $5,000 will...

Share this initiative, we need to come together and get back on track as a society:-

I know I would much rather be a part of a community that supports one another, between generations - what about you?

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The next step will be bringing the campaign to your local community. As you show your support, we will come where you are asking us to come......

 

 

 


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