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Highlighting First Nations businesses and their impact during Indigenous Business Month

- October 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

We’ve seen such a groundswell of support for First Nations businesses, and it’s incredible to see how fast they’re growing and the impact they have, writes Melinda Petrunoff, Head of SMB, Facebook ANZ. The impact of Indigenous business First Nation businesses generate at least $4.9 billion a year for Australia’s economy, but more importantly for… Read more »

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9 Indigenous entrepreneurs kicking goals!

- November 12, 2020 5 MIN READ

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held annually to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of First Nations people in Australia. Dean Foley Founder & CEO of indigenous accelerator program Barayamal shares his take on entrepreneurship in the Indigenous community and highlights up and coming entrepreneurs. Aboriginal and Torres Strait people have the oldest culture in the… Read more »


Strong culture proves successful for this IT business

- November 12, 2020 2 MIN READ

Image supplied: Louise Bagger Photography. The oldest culture, the latest technology. It’s a business tagline that’s so powerful it is almost a mission statement. Willyama Services is an IT company steeped in indigenous culture and achieving greatness, despite the challenging conditions most businesses have had to contend with during 2020. Business booming for Willyama Services… Read more »


Nood Australia offers a helping hand in cleanliness

- November 10, 2020 2 MIN READ

It’s fair to say our collective focus on hand hygiene has kicked up a notch in 2020. However indigenous business owner Anthony Wilson developed an interest in handwashing products well before the global pandemic entered our frame of consciousness. NOOD adds an Australian flavour to hygiene His business, Nood Australia, makes a range of skincare… Read more »


Ombudsman calls for support for indigenous business this NAIDOC week

- November 10, 2020 2 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell is encouraging Australians to support indigenous businesses, as the nation celebrates NAIDOC Week 2020. “The indigenous business sector is one of the fastest-growing in Australia,” Carnell says.“Supply Nation data shows the number of indigenous businesses is growing by 12.5 per cent each year. Indigenous business… Read more »

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Westpac backs indigenous business with new funding partnership

- November 6, 2020 2 MIN READ

Westpac has joined forces with First Australians Capital (FAC) to provide the nation’s emerging Indigenous businesses with access to capital. Getting indigenous businesses finance-ready The new partnership will assist indigenous businesses as they begin a path towards growth, enabling them with the resources they need to become financially viable. The aim: to see more indigenous… Read more »


Celebrate indigenous business month this October

- September 12, 2018 2 MIN READ

Indigenous businesses around Australia will be under the spotlight next month when the fourth annual Indigenous Business Month kicks off on October 1, 2018. Drawing inspiration from the 2018 NAIDOC theme, Because of Her, We Can, the month will celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in business. Twenty national Indigenous Business Month events will take place showcasing… Read more »


Barayamal Centre of Entrepreneurship to open in Brisbane to support Indigenous businesses

- June 18, 2018 < 1 MIN READ

Indigenous entrepreneurship organisation Barayamal is set to open the Barayamal Centre of Entrepreneurship (BCE) in Brisbane next month to foster the growth of First Nations businesses. Along with an event space and meeting room, the BCE will offer coworking space for up to 30 entrepreneurs. Dean Foley, founder and managing director of Barayamal, said the space aims… Read more »