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The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman is using the Mindhive platform to better engage with Australia’s small businesses, family enterprises and other key stakeholders.

We are using Mindhive to engage a diverse range of people, skills and perspectives – a community of small business thought-leaders – to address the most pressing issues for Australian small and family businesses.

How does Mindhive work?

Private challenges

Step 1

Challenge

We create a challenge - a key small business issue we put forward to a defined stakeholder group for feedback.

Step 2

Discussion

We invite small business stakeholders with an interest in this particular topic to contribute to the discussion on that issue. The email invitation is sent directly from the Mindhive platform (noreply@mindhive.org). The challenge cannot be viewed by Mindhive subscribers who have not been invited to contribute. Mindhive provides a secure environment for contributors to talk freely about sensitive issues.

If you need help signing up, download the step-by-step guide.

Step 3

Ideation

Ideation is where we pull out the key themes from the discussion for further exploration and give our contributors the opportunity to vote on them.

Step 4

Conclusion

We analyse Ideation feedback and voting to draw out the themes that will be used to inform and develop our advocacy work.

Open challenges

Step 1

Challenge

We create a challenge - a key small business issue we put for forward to the community for feedback.

Step 2

Discussion

All Mindhive subscribers are able to contribute to the discussion. We may also reach out to specific small businesses to provide feedback. Those interested in providing feedback will need to sign up to Mindhive in order to participate.

If you need help signing up, download the step-by-step guide.

Step 3

Ideation

We pull out the key themes from the discussion for further exploration and give our contributors the opportunity to vote on them.

Step 4

Conclusion

We draw out the themes that will be used to inform and develop our advocacy work.

How do I access Mindhive?

By invitation

If you receive an email invitation from noreply@mindhive.org, you have been invited to contribute to a discussion on a particular small business issue. You will still need to sign up to Mindhive by clicking on ‘sign me up’ in the email invitation in order to contribute to the challenge. You need to sign up for an 'individual' account to access the free version.

If you are a small business or industry association interested in contributing to discussions on key small business issues via the Mindhive platform, email advocacy@asbfeo.gov.au, with the details of the areas you are interested in contributing to.

Self-subscription

If you would like to join the Mindhive platform to contribute to small business discussions, visit https://platform.mindhive.org/signup and sign up.

By signing up to Mindhive, you will have access to all Challenges posted on the platform as well as those initiated by the Ombudsman.

Current challenges

Please email advocacy@asbfeo.gov.au if you would like to be invited to participate in a specific challenge.

The following challenges are currently open:

Review of Supply Chain Financing