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Impact 2017 (Part II): The Real Power of Community

As mentioned in part 1 of this post, the small businesses in B1G1 have together created more than 37 million giving impacts in 2017.

See some of the life-changing impacts created and how that really transforms lives and communities here.

In this post, I want to express our gratitude for every single business who made those amazing impacts by doing what they do in their own businesses. Every giving you do in B1G1 is meaningful and transforming. It’s never just about the amount.

Here are the top 17 businesses creating giving impacts in 2017 (in alphabetical order).

Argento Property

About: Argento Property makes buying and selling property a pleasuarble experience, for both buyer and seller.

Mission: To give a pleasurable service, add massive value, save clients money and make a positive difference in the world.

Top Giving: Providing shelter, providing special education program, planting trees

Blue Hat Teambuilding, United Kingdom

About: Blue Hat Teambuilding is an award-winning event company specialising in team building and learning based events.

Mission: Helping their clients bring out the best in their people.

Top Giving: Improving learning environment for children, giving access to water and hygiene, giving bricks

Catalyst Global, Australia

About: Established over 25 years ago, Catalyst Global is the originators of corporate team building, known for comprehensive suite of innovative team building products.

Mission: Through intelligent game design to bring about the right motivational dynamics, influencing behavior, driving progress and positively affecting the culture of corporate teams with lasting results for both businesses and the individuals they are made up of.

Top Giving: Supporting farmers, giving life-saving water, providing fun learning environment

Collins Hume, Australia

About: Collins Hume is an accounting firm whose clients range from doctors and solicitors, to farmers and fishermen – from locally based businesses and all the way to Kununurra and Cape York.

Mission: To help businesses, individuals and families to prosper professionally, financially and personally through our accountancy, tax and business advisory expertise…

Top Giving: building wells, delivering nutritious meals, giving reading materials to children…

Foundr Media, Australia

About: Foundr is a brand dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and startups achieve their full potential. Whether it’s through our magazine, podcast, blog, we always strive to give you the best tools, strategies and actionable advice that can’t be found anywhere else.

Mission: To help entrepreneurs by giving them the tools and information they need to fulfil their own potential.

Top Giving: Giving nourishing meals to people and children in need

iBusiness Coaching, United States

About: iBusiness Coaching is a coaching company based in Miami helping realise the potential of the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs, athletes and those who inspire others.

Mission: To decrease suffering in the world through more enlightened leaders evolving mankind.

Top Giving: Delivering meals to people in need, giving computer education, giving water and nutrition

IFF Research, United Kingdom

About: IFF Research is a full-service research agency that has become one of the largest independent research companies in the UK. Established in 1965 and based in London, IFF aims to make a difference by working with clients who share our ambition for positive change.

Mission: To illuminate the world for organisations, businesses and individuals, helping them to make better-informed decisions.

Top Giving: Providing special education, giving shelter, giving access to water

Imagine Accounting, Australia

About: Imagine Accounting is an accounting firm and a business advisor who works closely with clients to build long term trusted relationships, gain a deep understanding of their affairs, and provide market leading services and advice.

Mission: To know we have made a difference.

Top Giving: Giving water, giving children enjoyable learning environment, giving computer education

Inspire CA, Australia

About: Inspire CA are award winning accountants who deliver cutting edge tax strategies to ensure our clients pay the least amount of tax legally possible.

Mission: To help business owners get Cashed Up, so that they can pull more money, time and happiness from their business.

Top Giving: Giving life-saving water, giving support to farmers, giving learning tools to children

Janus Capability Development, Australia

About: Janus offers project, engineering and logistics management consultancy, staff mentoring and development, and process improvement.

Mission: Applying yesterday’s learning to today’s problems to produce tomorrow’s solutions.

Top Giving: Providing computer education to indigenous children

Key Solutions Mortgage Ltd, United Kingdom

About: Key Solutions is a specialist Independent Mortgage Broker that provides a fee-free mortgage and protection advice service helping over 2000 clients a year purchase or remortgage their property.

Mission: To make life easier and better for everyone.

Top Giving: Giving bricks to build homes and schools, providing transportation for children to get to school, building wells

Kobomo, Australia

About: KOBOMO brings to you locally designed & internationally sourced products that make you smile and add something special to your day.

Mission: KOBOMO is here to brighten your day…and all of our tomorrows.

Top Giving: Providing tuitions to disadvantaged girls, giving nourishing meals to refugee children, providing support to farmers

Logistics Bureau, Australia

About: Logistics Bureau helps people and organisations achieve their goals through consulting and education support.

Mission: Inspiring people and businesses to change their world.

Top Giving: Giving life-saving water, providing nutrition, giving education support

Mordfin Group, United States

About: Mordfin Group is a full-service accounting and advisory firm servicing clients primarily in the Real Estate and Luxury Goods industries in New York area.

Mission: We have been privileged to be a successful company and we want to give back and help others be successful too.

Top Giving: Building wells and providing better learning facilities

PracticeEQ, Australia

About: PracticeEQ (a.k.a Karbon) offers bespoke marketing for the accounting industry.

Mission: To improve the way accounting practices work and communicate with their client (and to make a real difference).

Top Giving: Giving access to water, preventing blindness, providing eLearning program

RJS Accounting Services, Australia

About: RJS Accounting Services service clients in every state and territory in Australia – and a range of industries from medical professionals to meat traders through to share and property investors.

Mission: Our aim is to help our clients achieve more than they ever thought possible, and have fun doing it!

Top Giving: Giving reading materials and tuitions to disadvantaged girls, giving access to water and nutrition, supporting farmers for sustainability

Slumbersac Trading Co. Ltd, United Kingdom

About: Slumbersac provides parents with an extensive choice of children’s sleeping bags offering exceptional quality and value, and is a household name synonymous with sleep safety for children of all ages.

Mission: To keep children safe and give parents peace of mind. Giving has the power to change everyone’s lives. That’s why we’ve embedded giving into everything we do.

Top Giving: Giving vitamin supplements, giving warm blankets for winter, giving medical support to newborn babies

And here is a list (again in alphabetical order) of the 83 other businesses in the top 100 list for 2017.

Tshirtify (Previously 8Ball T Shirts)Action CoachAspect Commercial Flooring
Australian Bookkeepers Network (ABN)Australian Coastal and Marine EcologyBeChallenged
Biz GroupBrightside DentalCartridge Extra
Ceebeks – Business Solutions for GOODCity Living Property ServicesColby McGeachy Professional Corporation
Combat Pest Control LtdDent GlobalDr. David Dugan
Dr. Dobias Healing Solutions Inc.East Coast Garage Doors & GatesEast Fremantle Veterinary Clinic
Enspira Financial Pty LtdExcel Financial AdvisorsFace & Body Skin and Laser Clinic
Gill, McKerrow & AssociatesGreen Supercamp AustraliaHeartsi
HTG SolutionsInspire FoundationJOY Co.
Ken Landt Diesel RepairsKey Person of Influence SingaporeKeystone Group
Knox Audiology & Specialist Medical CentreLast Chance Car FinanceLighthouse Health Group
Little Beach BoathouseLiv SystemsLoanezi
Mariljohn Pty LtdMental Health AcademyNatural Chemist
New Generation Ski and Snowboard SchoolOaklands Wealth Management LtdOcaquatics Swim School
OmniProPepperell & AssociatesPhelan Construction Ltd
Prescript RecruitmentQuadracon BuildingJon Street (Previously Real World Protection Limited)
Relax! Productions Inc.Jeffrey TeoRISQ Group
S D Business ManagementSacred Site TravelSage Business Coaching (ActionCOACH)
Salisbury Accountants & Business AdvisorsSanders Swinbank LimitedSarah McCrum
SMM International – Social Media For BusinessSR Print ManagementSteve Pipe and Accountants Changing The World
Summit ElectricalTactical SuperTayabali Tomlin
Team Building AsiaTechwellThe Achievers Club Ltd
The Aspiration AllianceThe Bigger GameThe Computer Warriors
The Conference CollectiveLondon Coaching GroupThe Organisers Ltd
The Sparrow GroupThe THRIVE FoundationThe Transition Guy
Tribeca Technology LtdUniversal Networks LtdVerve Group
Visie PropertiesWADE Pte LtdWeb Traffic That Works
Wildgoose EventsZAP Clinic

Of course, this list should keep going to include every business that has joined the giving movement and made a special impact in their own unique ways, but we’d run out of space. We are definitely thinking of everyone!

On behalf of the entire B1G1 team and the people whose lives continue to be touched by your giving, we want to express our deepest gratitude for the generosity you continue to show. You are embodiment of the true ‘power of small’.  Again, by coming together as a community, you have created more than 37 million giving impacts in 2017 alone.

With that in mind, we look forward to making many more great things happen together.

May your 2018 be filled with meaningful achievements, profound learning and joyful moments that you will continue to share with the world!

About Masami Sato

Masami is the founder and CEO of B1G1. Despite being small, she is the guiding light behind almost every project in B1G1, from IT design to project management to guiding the culture! She is also one of the most humble and inspiring people you’ll ever meet.