Where you choose to open a business plays a big role in whether you succeed or fail in small business. Many business owners make these decisions based on gut-feel or by doing extensive desk-research.
How might open data help small business make better decisions?
Helping a social impact ‘start up’ (small organisation) to tell their story
Small and informal community/interest groups who have formed to solve local problems need data to know if their activities are making a difference and to re-design programs. How can we help these groups tell their story through data so they can seek support (political, financial, and on the ground) by showing how their programs are working, and decide where to focus next?
🌟 Unearthing Victoria – telling stories of the past that speak to the problems of today
What interesting and useful stories can we tell about places in Victoria using the digitised historical business listings from the old Sands and McDougall directories (available in Victoria Unearthed) and other historical data and information sources?
Innovative ideas about water efficiency. Climate change means that we will have more unpredictable weather. Some of Australia is in drought and some areas have plenty of water. That changes each year. Water efficiency was a focus around the millennium drought. We want new, innovative and untapped ideas on ways to be efficient with water use. These ideas could include how we use water, how we can save water, how we waste water, how everyone can make a difference in using water wisely, water rules and ideas on saving water for the future.
Our residents and businesses produce, consume, and dispose of waste every day.
Many residents are unaware of what happens to their waste once it enters a bin or simply don't care.
How might we use data to empower and educate our community about their waste?
In recent years, data story telling has emerged as a powerful and engaging form of communication. Using any data that you can find on data.vic tell us an interesting story in the form of a feature article or video report.